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.
|Edition description:||2nd Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.40(d)|
About the Author
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.