As new hardcover in dust jacket. All species of birds found in Africa are covered, including migrants and vagrants. Resident birds are treated in full detail, with sections on their range and status, description, field characters, voice, general behavior, food and breeding biology. Visitors are also given extensive coverage, with emphasis on their status and behavior within Africa.
The second volume in this series continues the high standards set by the first. The three editors have followed the vision of the late Leslie Brown and organized a team of internationally known experts to help them produce an up-to-date and comprehensive work. This volume covers all birds found in Africa, from gamebirds to pigeons. In order to do justice to the ever increasing volume of publications on African birds and the wealth of material collated by the contributors, and to fulfil the aim of illustrating all main plumages of every species, the series has been expanded to six volumes, the first three to cover the non-passerines and the last three the passerines.
This volume includes: Phasianidae, Guineafowl, Congo Peacock, Quail, Partridges and Francolins, Button-quail, Rails, Flufftails, Crakes, Gallinules, Moorhens and Coots, Cranes, Finfoots, Bustards, Jacanas, Painted-snips, Crab Plover, Oystercatchers, Stilts and Avocets, Thick-knees, Stone curlews and Dikkops, Egyptian Plover, Coursers, Pratincoles, Plovers, Lapwings, Sandpipers and Snipe, Phalaropes, Skuas, Gulls, Terns, Skimmers, Auks, Sandgrouse, Pigeons and Doves.