Sasol's Larger Illustrated Guide to Birds of Southern Africa

Sasol's Larger Illustrated Guide to Birds of Southern Africa

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Sasol's Larger Illustrated Guide to Birds of Southern Africa by Peter Ryan, Warwick Tarboton, Phil Hockey, Ian Sinclair

This new larger edition is based on the recently updated fourth edition of the standard-format Sasol Birds of Southern Africa. The region’s best-selling, most comprehensively illustrated and trusted field guide, it offers: Rewritten species accounts, now with group introductions; Newly designed plates for ease of use and comparison; More than 380 new improved illustrations; Illustrations with simplified labels, pinpointing key differentiating features; Updated distribution maps showing relative abundance and indicating resident or migrant status; Calendar bars showing species’ occurrence and breeding periods, and sonograms depicting the calls of difficult-to-distinguish birds that have distinctive calls. The larger format allows for better appreciation and easier use of the plates.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781775840992
Publisher: Penguin International
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 601,546
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

WARWICK TARBOTON is a well-known bird expert and writer who has produced a number of well-received books, including co-authoring Sasol Birds of South Africa, and writing Roberts Nests & Eggs of Southern African Birds and a Quick Guide to the Dragonflies of South Africa. He was awarded the Gill Memorial Medal 'for services to ornithology south of the Zambezi' in 1996 and, by the Zoological Society of SA, the Stevenson-Hamilton Award 'for exceptional contributions to zoology' in 2007.

PHIL HOCKEY was a leading international specialist on birds and Director of the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at the University of Cape Town. He was a recognized authority on the biology of southern African birds, with a special interest in coastal and migratory species. He wrote several books, among them Waders of Southern Africa and Beautiful Birds of Southern Africa, and was Editor-in-chief of the 7th edition of Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa.

IAN SINCLAIR is renowned in African birding circles for his field knowledge and expertise in identifying the region’s many bird species. His vast experience has been gained in expeditions to every corner of Africa, as well as to the Himalayas, Antarctica and Marion Island. He has authored or co-authored many successful bird books, including the hugely successful Field Guide to Birds of SA and the equally successful Birds of Africa South of the Sahara.

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