Birds of Southern Africa. Princeton Field Guides [Sinclair]

by Sinclair, Ian; Hockey, Phil; Tarboton, Warwick
Birds of Southern Africa. Princeton Field Guides [Sinclair]

Birds of Southern Africa. Princeton Field Guides [Sinclair]

by Sinclair, Ian; Hockey, Phil; Tarboton, Warwick

Format: Paperback

Status: Out of print

Code: 11404

Condition: , As new

Edition: 3rd edition

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Field Guide=A guide with illustrations or photographs for identification
As new paperback. Winner of Worldtwitch 2002 Best Bird Book--Africa.

Illustrated by Peter Hayman and Norman Arlott. 200 color plates illustrating 950 species.

Birds of Southern Africa is the best and most authoritative guide to the birds of one of the world's most fertile birding regions. Two hundred color plates comprising over 4,000 expert illustrations help birders to distinguish all of southern Africa's approximately 950 bird species. The illustrations have labels highlighting diagnostic features, and many birds are depicted in flight as well as still. Special attention is given to plumage variation by age, sex, and season.

The informative text, written by eminent ornithologists, is fully integrated with the color plates to facilitate use in the field. Detailed species accounts emphasize the essential characteristics of each bird, including information on behavior, calls, and habitat preferences.

All species names and divisions are in line with the latest recommendations of the International Ornithological Committee, while well-known and local common names are also included. Both beginners and advanced birders will appreciate the regional checklist, quick reference guides, and excellent family summaries. Up-to-date distribution maps feature dual shading to indicate areas of low and high abundance, while cross-referencing is made easy with color coding and a simple numbering system.

Absolutely up-to-date and both beautifully and comprehensively illustrated, this field guide is a terrific reference as well as a superb visual record of the rich variety of a region that is home to one-tenth of all bird species.

Originally published by Struik South Africa. Third Edition.

Coverage: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa

ISBN: 0691096821

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Year of Publication: 2002

Page Count: 447

Weight: 2.4 lb