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Birds of Africa South of the Sahara: Second Edition

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With over 2,500 photographs, the text, by Africa's top birders, this indispensable companion in the field gives identification, call, habitat, status, breeding and diet, with calendar bars showing breeding, and distribution maps. Fully revised, Birds of Africa south of the Sahara provides unrivalled coverage of African birds in a single volume, and is the first book to describe and illustrate all of the birds found in Africa south of the Sahara Desert (the Afrotropic Region), including Socotra, Pemba and islands in the Gulf of Guinea. Despite its exceptional coverage of over 2,100 species described, plus 70 vagrants, this guide is compact enough to use in the field, and follows the standard field guide format, with texts and range maps appearing opposite the color plates. Comprehensively revised to reflect changes in taxonomy. Illustrations show most distinctive plumages, diagnostic flight patterns and major geographic variants.

Book News Annotation:

Renowned African field birder Sinclair--the most published author on the birds of Africa--combines efforts with Ryan (ornithology, U. of Cape Town) to create a completely revised and updated guide. It is the only book on the market describing and illustrating all of the birds found in Africa south of the Sahara Desert (the Afrotropic Region), including Socota, Pemba, and the islands of Gulf of Guinea. Now featuring 500 new full-color images--for a total of 3000-plus images assembled on 363 plates--and 400 updated maps, the second edition is color-coded by bird group and covers 2100-plus species, with an additional 101 vagrants briefly described. The species descriptions provide precise identification features, noting differences between similar species, and habitat, status, and calls. The distribution maps for each species are based on the latest atlas surveys. The work is indexed by scientific and common name. Distributed by International Publishers Marketing. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Fully revised and updated, this guide features all 2,129 species found in the region, and all 101 vagrants are briefly described too.

Synopsis:

Birds of Africa South of the Sahara provides unrivalled coverage of African birds in a single volume, and is the only book to describe and illustrate all of the birds found in Africa south of the Sahara Desert (the Afrotropic Region), including Socotra, Pemba and islands in the Gulf of Guinea. Despite its exceptional coverage, this guide is compact enough to use in the field, and follows the standard field guide format, with texts and range maps appearing opposite the color plates. Comprehensively revised to reflect changes in taxonomy. Illustrations show most distinctive plumages, diagnostic flight patterns and major geographic variants.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781770076235
Author:
Sinclair, Ian
Publisher:
Random House Struik
Subject:
TRAVEL / Africa
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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"Synopsis" by , Fully revised and updated, this guide features all 2,129 species found in the region, and all 101 vagrants are briefly described too.
"Synopsis" by , Birds of Africa South of the Sahara provides unrivalled coverage of African birds in a single volume, and is the only book to describe and illustrate all of the birds found in Africa south of the Sahara Desert (the Afrotropic Region), including Socotra, Pemba and islands in the Gulf of Guinea. Despite its exceptional coverage, this guide is compact enough to use in the field, and follows the standard field guide format, with texts and range maps appearing opposite the color plates. Comprehensively revised to reflect changes in taxonomy. Illustrations show most distinctive plumages, diagnostic flight patterns and major geographic variants.
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