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The Larger Illustrated Guide to Birds of Southern Africa

The Region's Most Comprehensively Illustrated Guide

By Ian Sinclair, Phil Hockey, Warwick Tarboton

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Format: Paperback, 464 pages, 4th Revised, Update Edition
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: South Africa, 01 January 2014
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.

About the Author

Ian Sinclair is one of Africa's foremost field birders and much-published author. Phil Hockey (1956-2013) was Director at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at UCT and a recognised authority on bird biology. Warwick Tarboton is a well-known bird expert and writer. Peter Ryan is Acting Director of the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, UCT, and currently serving as president of BirdLife South Africa.

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"The Larger illustrated Guide to Birds of Southern Africa" by Sinclair, Hockey, Tarboton, and Ryan is a second and much larger edition of this already famous guide to birds in the lower regions of Africa, including Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and South Africa. The region includes birds around the Indian Ocean as well as The Atlantic Ocean. The huge compendium is the recognized Bird-Watchers guide par excellence. The hundreds of birds are classified by size, wingspan, weight, region, and beautiful full-color pictures help identify every bird and place it with its relatives. It is a magnanimous work! Excellent!!

EAN: 9781775840992
ISBN: 1775840999
Publisher: Random House Struik
Dimensions: 24.38 x 17.02 x 3.56 centimetres (1.01 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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