Num Pages: 776 pages, 400 images. BIC Classification: WNCB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 210 x 148. Weight in Grams: 1420. . 2010. 2nd edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Birds of Africa South of the Sahara provides unrivalled coverage of African birds in a single volume, and is the first book to describe and illustrate all of the birds found in Africa south of the Sahara Desert (the Afrotropic Region), including Socotra, Pemba and islands in the Gulf of Guinea.
* Some 2,105 species are covered, with an additional 70 vagrants briefly described, and more than 2,000 images assembled on 359 plates.
* Illustrations portray most distinctive plumages, as well as diagnostic flight patterns and major geographic variants.
* Species descriptions give precise identification features, highlighting differences between similar species, as well as briefly reporting habitat, status and calls.
* Distribution maps for each species are based on the latest atlas surveys.
* The most up-to-date taxonomy is used, with many new species described and illustrated for the first time.
Despite its exceptional coverage, this guide is compact enough to use in the field, and follows the standard field guide format, with texts and range maps appearing opposite the color plates.
About the Author:
IAN SINCLAIR is renowned in African birding circles for his field knowledge and expertise in identifying the region’s many bird species. His vast experience has been gained in expeditions to every corner of Africa, as well as to the Himalayas, Antarctica and Marion Island. He has authored or co-authored several successful bird books, including the hugely successful Field Guide to Birds of SA and the equally successful Birds of Southern Africa.
Dr. PETER RYAN is an associate professor at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at the University of Cape Town, a partner of 'Birding Africa' and a keen birder who has led numerous birding tours in southern Africa. A long-standing member of the SA Rarities Committee, his research interests include the evolutionary ecology of birds and island conservation. He is co-editor of the current revision of Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa.
Title: Birds of Africa South of the Sahara
Publisher: Struik Nature
Book Condition: New
Book Description Penguin Random House South Afric, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. NO EXPEDITED OR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING FOR THIS ITEM because of size/weight. NOT ex-library. Very good condition. Minimal use. Pages clean and unmarked. Binding tight. Minimal shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000312144
Book Description Struik, 2003. Soft cover. Book Condition: As New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 8vo , 757pp . superbly illustrated throughout in colour , card covers , an as new copy of one of the best recent guides to African birds. Bookseller Inventory # 507123
Book Description Princeton University Press, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0691118159
Book Description Struik Publishers. Cape Town. 2003 1st edition paperback. 8vo (149 x 210mm). Pp760. Colour paintings of birds throughout, b/w line illustrations, distribution maps, maps, pictorial and map end-papers, bibliography. Slightly used but good, second-hand paperback. This book "is the first comprehensive field guide to a spectaular region for birding. Covering all the resident, migrant and vagrant birds of [the region] it describes a remarkable 1,388 species. Three experienced artists have painstakingly prepared 287 new plates showing 3,400 images illustrating all the plumages and major races likely to be encountered. Set opposite the plates are concise descriptive accounts describing identification, status, range, habits and voice, and range maps for each species." "The East African countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi shelter some of Africa's most spectacular landscapes and wildlife, and this guide is an attempt to share our fascination and enthusiasm for birding in the region. .During our work leading bird tours and in conservation, we have been lucky enough to see most of the region's 1,388 species. Here, we have tried to use this experience to package the information you need for bird identification in a simple layout that brings the text, maps and plates together in a comprehensive but reasonably small and lightweight book.". Bookseller Inventory # 41397
Book Description Princeton University Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Fine. 0691118159 Like New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # LN6.3139891
Book Description Penguin Random House South Africa 2011-07-01, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. 2. 1770076239 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # POTM-1770076239
Book Description Princeton University Press, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P020691118159
Book Description Penguin Random House South Africa, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1770076239
Book Description Penguin Random House South Africa, 2011. Book Condition: new. Shiny and new! Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Bookseller Inventory # 9781770076235-1
Book Description Princeton University Press, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: Like New. Bookseller Inventory # P010691118159