Birds of Southern Africa

The Complete Photographic Guide

Peter Ryan, Ian Sinclair

With more than 2,500 photographs, this is the most comprehensive photographic coverage ever of southern African birds
Date Published :
September 2009
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781770073883

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$35.95

Overview
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This brand new photographic field guide to the birds of southern Africa presents more than 2,500 images showing a wide selection of age and sex plumage variations, perched and in-flight birds, and color morphs where relevant, making it the most comprehensive collection of bird photographs of the region ever produced in a single volume. Accompanying text focuses on identification, call, status, breeding details and diet. Also included for each species is a distribution map and a calendar bar indicating occurrence and breeding months.

About The Author
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Peter Ryan is Director of the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at the University of Cape Town. Seabirds are Peter's special area of interest. He is a keen bird photographer, has travelled widely in pursuit of birds and has authored several key books on the subject, with particular reference to the various subantarctic islands of the region.

Ian Sinclair is recognised as one of Africa’s foremost fi eld birders and has led many expeditions to find and research birds. He is the most published author on the birds of Africa and its adjacent islands and has written over 20 bird books.

REVIEWS
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"This photographic field guide to the birds of southern Africa presents more than 2,500 images showing a wide selection of age and sex plumage variations, perched and in-flight birds, and color morphs where relevant, making it the most comprehensive collection of bird photographs of the region ever produced in a single volume. Accompanying text focuses on identification, call, status, breeding details and diet. Also included for each species is a distribution map and a calendar bar indicating occurrence and breeding months. IAN'S RECOMMENDATION: A very useful photographic guide to the region!"

- Ian Paulsen, The Birdbooker Report

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