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.
"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!!