Birds of Africa South of the Sahara (Princeton Field Guides)

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9780691118154: Birds of Africa South of the Sahara (Princeton Field Guides)


This compact and easy-to-use guide is the first book to describe and illustrate all of the birds found in sub-Saharan Africa. Detailing more than 2,100 species, it covers the entire Afrotropic Region, including Socotra, Pemba, and the islands in the Gulf of Guinea.


Stunning color illustrations depict most distinctive plumages as well as diagnostic flight patterns and major geographic variants. Range maps are provided for each species, and the well-formatted text highlights precise identification features and differences between similar species as well as providing concise information on habitat, status, and calls. All information is completely up-to-date, incorporating the latest taxonomy (including descriptions of many new species never before illustrated) and the most recent atlas surveys.


Offering unrivalled coverage of African birds in a single volume, this book will tempt many more birders to one of the world's richest faunas.


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About the Author:

Ian Sinclair, renowned for his field expertise, has authored more than 15 bird books, including "Field Guide to Bird of Southern Africa". Peter Ryan is Senior Lecturer at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at the University of Cape Town, a partner of Birding Africa, and the author of "Practical Birding". Patrice Christy, Central Africa's top birder, has researched birds in the Congo Basin for 20 years. Phil Hockey is Associate Professor at Cape Town University's Institute for African Ornithology.

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Winner of the 2003 Best Bird Book - Africa, Worldtwitch

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