Wildlife of South Africa

A Photographic Guide

Duncan Butchart

This convenient presentation of South Africa's most visible wildlife in a single volume will find favor with tourists and local enthusiasts alike.
Date Published :
April 2010
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
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ISBN : 9781770076327

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A handy, all-in-one photographic field guide to the wildlife of South Africa, this guide covers the region’s mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs and trees most likely to be seen, with concise accounts and distribution maps for each species. A brief introduction discusses geology, climate, vegetation zones, wildlife hotspots, and tips on watching wildlife.

About The Author

Duncan Butchart is a naturalist, illustrator and photographer. He has written many books and popular articles, including Wildlife of the Okavango, African Safari Journal and The Vultures of Africa, and is a contributor to Figs of Southern and South-central Africa. He has worked as an ecotourism consultant across Africa, and studied wildlife in Borneo, Thailand, Australia, Peru and Brazil.


"This is the guide you will want to take with you for a safari in South Africa, so that you can identify almost every living thing you see! The book has about 150 pages with four beautiful color photos to a page and a paragraph about each one. The sections are Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Frogs, Trees & Shrubs. For each photo the specimen is named with common and scientific names, and the length and status, and the best viewing tips are given for each. Each one is described in detail, including the mating habits, feeding habits, color, the sounds it makes, and many interesting details to help you identify and remember each one you see. This book is a MUST for anyone going to ANY African country. We were in Tanzania and the book easily identified all that we saw there. Highly recommended!"

- Bonnie Neely, Real Travel Adventures

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