Birds Of Southern Africa

Author: Ian Sinclair
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780691152257
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Rev. ed. of: Birds of southern Africa / Ian Sinclair, Phil Hockey, and Warwick Tarboton. 2002. 3rd ed.

Sasol Birds Of Southern Africa

Author: Ian Sinclair
Publisher: Random House Struik
ISBN: 1431701440
Size: 58.46 MB
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First published in 1993, Sasol Birds of Southern Africa is one of the best-selling field guides on the African continent. This fourth edition has been rewritten and greatly improved, ensuring it remains the region’s most comprehensively illustrated and trusted field guide. In this fourth edition: species accounts have been rewritten and now include group introductions; plates have been newly designed for ease of use and comparison; more than 380 new improved illustrations replace earlier ones; illustrations have simplified labels, pinpointing key differentiating features; distribution maps have been updated, showing the relative abundance of a species in the region, and also indicating resident or migrant status. Other features include calendar bars that show species’ occurrence and breeding periods, a section on ‘how to use this book’, as well as sonograms depicting the calls of difficult-to-distinguish birds that have distinctive calls.

Newman S Birds Of Southern Africa

Author: Kenneth Newman
Publisher: Random House Struik
ISBN: 1775840298
Size: 56.65 MB
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This commemorative edition of Newman's Birds of Southern Africa at once updates a classic and pays tribute to one of the region's best-loved birding authors, the late Kenneth Newman. With the support of bird expert Faansie Peacock, the author's daughter, Vanessa Newman, has thoroughly revised, updated and expanded this new edition to reflect the latest avian research. Its range includes the birds of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho and Mozambique, as well as those from the southern seas. A hands-on, practical guide for birders at all levels, it offers: * a familiar, user-friendly format * colour coding of major bird groups * bold cross-referencing between text and images * accurate paintings of each bird as it is seen in the field * diagnostic features labelled on illustrations * clear, informative introduction This updated edition of Newman's Birds of Southern Africa celebrates the life-long work of Ken Newman and the dedication with which he served the birding community of southern Africa, from novices to seasoned birders. It will be a treasured volume for many years to come.

Field Guide To Birds Of South Africa

Author: Ian Sinclair
Publisher: Struik
ISBN: 9781868255108
Size: 78.33 MB
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This text uses colour photographs to identify more than 900 species of birds known to occur from Antarctica to the Zambezi River.

Illustrated Guide To The Birds Of Southern Africa

Author: Ian Sinclair
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780691044699
Size: 39.18 MB
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This is a comprehensive and up-to-date field guide to the birds of Southern Africa, featuring more than 4000 newly commissioned images. Intended to aid birders in identifying and distinguishing birds in one of the world's richest birding areas, the book depicts over 900 species, resulting in the most comprehensively illustrated field guide ever produced for Southern Africa. Although the region contains less than three percent of the world's land area, more than ten percent of the world's bird species breed here--more than in the whole of the United States and Canada combined. The Guide is devoted to identification features of the different species, sexes, and ages of Southern African birds as well as to their calls and habitat preferences. Both text and plates emphasize the separation of potentially confusing species and identify features which assist in differentiation. Illustrations include as many different plumages of each species as possible to further assist in identification. Special attention has been paid in the illustrations to plumage variations of age, sex, and season and there are numerous depictions of birds in flight, especially where these pictures can aid the birder. The informative text, written by eminent ornithologists, is fully integrated with the color plates to facilitate use in the field. The species accounts emphasize the essential characteristics of each bird, and distribution maps are included for each species. This guide is not only an unparalleled reference, but is a superb visual record of the rich variety of Southern Africa's birdlife.

Birds Of Botswana

Author: Peter Hancock
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400874173
Size: 51.21 MB
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Here is the ultimate field guide to Botswana's stunningly diverse birdlife. Covering all 597 species recorded to date, Birds of Botswana features more than 1,200 superb color illustrations, detailed species accounts, seasonality and breeding bars, and a color distribution map for each species. Drawing on the latest regional and national data, the book highlights the best birding areas in Botswana, provides helpful tips on where and when to see key species, and depicts special races and morphs specific to Botswana. This is the first birding guide written by a Botswana-based ornithologist and the only one dedicated specifically to Botswana. Portable and easy to use, Birds of Botswana is the essential travel companion for anyone visiting this remarkable country. Covers all 597 species of birds found in Botswana, including subspecies and color variants specific to Botswana Features more than 1,200 color illustrations—with more than one illustration for species where the sexes and ages differ Includes detailed species accounts, seasonality and breeding bars, and color distribution maps Draws on the latest bird data and the expertise of leading birders in Botswana

Birds Of Peru

Author: Thomas S. Schulenberg
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400834495
Size: 36.57 MB
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Birds of Peru is the most complete and authoritative field guide to this diverse, neotropical landscape. It features every one of Peru's 1,817 bird species and shows the distinct plumages of each in 307 superb, high-quality color plates. Concise descriptions and color distribution maps are located opposite the plates, making this book much easier to use in the field than standard neotropical field guides. This fully revised paperback edition includes twenty-five additional species. A comprehensive guide to all 1,817 species found in Peru--one fifth of the world's birds--with subspecies, sexes, age classes, and morphs fully illustrated Designed especially for field use, with vivid descriptive information and helpful identification tips opposite color plates Detailed species accounts, including a full-color distribution map Includes 25 additional species not covered in the first edition Features 3 entirely new plates and more than 25 additional illustrations

Birds Of Botswana

Author: Ken Newman
Publisher: Southern Book Pub of South Africa
ISBN: 9781868127405
Size: 51.70 MB
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This is a field guide to the common birds of Southern Africa. Ken Newman has selected over 280 species that the visitor to Botswana is most likely to see while travelling in any part of the country. It contains updated species descriptions with subheadings which guide readers to the information they are looking for, such as status, description, call, behaviour, habitat and distribution. A full checklist of all 550 species that occur in Botswana is cross-referenced with Newman's Birds of Southern Africa and there is an alphabetical index of bird groups. Tips on birdwatching in Botswana are also provided, along with the author's own illustrations of the various species.

Southern African Birdfinder

Author: Callan Cohen
Publisher: Struik Pub
ISBN: 9781868727254
Size: 15.47 MB
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The essential companion to all local bird field guides, this book fills a gap in the market for a comprehensive guide to the region s top birding spots and to finding southern Africa and Madagascar s most desirable birds."

Pocket Guide To Birds Of Namibia

Author: Joris Komen
Publisher: Pocket Guides
ISBN: 9781775845225
Size: 69.96 MB
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This pocket-sized guide to the Birds of Namibia has been designed primarily for use in the field. It features some 340 of the region's birds, particularly those most frequently seen, but including some that are sought after by birders. Concise text for each species gives key ID pointers in italics, and describes their call and favoured habitat. Accounts are accompanied by colour photographs of all the birds - selected to show their most obvious identifying features; where there is a marked difference, for example, between the sexes or between breeding and non-breeding plumage, more than one photograph has been included. Distribution maps are provided for all featured species. Light and handy for use in the field, this guide will give birders an excellent introduction to Namibia's bird life.