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Birds of Kruger National ParkArtist/Author: Barnes, Keith, Ken Behrens
South Africa’s Kruger National Park is one of the largest and most iconic conservation areas in Africa. Habitats range from wide-open savannah and rugged thornveld to broadleaved mopani woodland. This microhabitat variation gives Kruger a phenomenal diversity of some 520 bird species, half of which are resident. From Africa’s most extraordinary eagles, like the scarlet-faced Bateleur, to electric-colored glossy-starlings and jewel-like finches, Kruger offers an avian celebration of form and color. It is also a crucial conservation area, supporting South Africa’s largest viable populations of vultures, eagles, and large terrestrial birds.
This field guide offers a unique window into the world of Kruger’s birds. More than 500 stunning color photographs illustrate the 259 most frequently encountered species, and a habitat-based approach assists in identification. The authoritative text provides key information about identification, habitat, behavior, biology, and conservation. The guide contains information likely to be new to even the most experienced birders, but is written in a nontechnical style that makes it accessible to anyone.
SASOL 300 easy-to-see birds.Artist/Author: Reynolds, Chevonne and Nicholas Tye.
This practical, straightforward guide to some of the most commonly seen birds in southern Africa is aimed at beginner birders, or even juniors. Less daunting than a full-blown field guide, it’s handy and accessible, combining simple text with clear artwork and photographs to introduce 300 of the region’s easy-to-see birds. For each bird the book offers: Simple text, including how to ‘find it’, ‘identify it’ and ‘understand it’; Colour images, both illustrations and photographs; A distribution map; Common English names, plus scientific, Afrikaans and other African names; Average size, details of the nest and the number of eggs laid on average; Interest boxes for some birds, providing extra information. Colourful, to-the-point and offering quick ID pointers, this book should find a ready market among southern African birders and outdoor enthusiasts.
The birds of Nigeria: an annotated checklist.Artist/Author: Elgood, J. H. et al.
Introductory chapters cover the history of Nigerian ornithology, geography, geology, climate and vegetation. Other chapters cover migration, breeding, and cooperative / parasitic breeding, and there are appendices of ringing recoveries, references, English and scientific names. The bulk of the book comprises the Systematic list, which includes every species reliably recorded in Nigeria.
Birds of SomaliaArtist/Author: Ash, John et al.
Covers 650 species (including seven endemics). Range, abundance and seasonal data are given for each species.
Birds of Western Africa.Artist/Author: Borrow, Nik and Ron Demey.
Birds of Western Africa (Helm, 2001) was the first single-volume guide to cover all the species of this region, which comprises 23 countries from Senegal and southern Mauritania east to Chad and the Central African Republic, and south to Congo. Fully updated, this new edition uses all of the plates from the large format Birds of Western Africa, with a concise, authoritative text on facing pages, to create a conveniently-sized, lightweight field reference covering all 1300 species found in the region. Colour distribution maps for each species have now been placed on the text pages for easy reference. A number of new images have been painted for this new edition and several of the illustrations have been replaced. This major new guide will enable birders to identify any species found in any of the countries covered.
Sasol larger illustrated guide to birds of Southern Africa.Artist/Author: Sinclair, Ian, et al.
This new larger edition is based on the 2011 fourth edition of the standard-format Sasol Birds of Southern Africa. Fully revised and updated, this guide remains the region’s most comprehensively illustrated and trusted field guide. This fourth edition has been greatly improved by the addition of group introductions, calendar bars showing species’ occurrence and breeding periods, a section on ‘how to use this book’, as well as sonograms depicting the calls of tricky bird groups. The newly designed plates are meticulously illustrated, with labels pinpointing key differentiating features. Distribution maps show the relative abundance of a species in the region and also indicate resident or migrant status. Written by top birders, this authoritative and comprehensive identification guide is invaluable to all birders. For smaller format see .
Birds of Kenya’s Rift Valley.Artist/Author: Kennedy, Adam Scott.
Covers four major national parks – Lake Nakuru, Lake Bogoria, Mount Longonot, and Hell’s Gate – as well as smaller outstanding wildlife areas. Looks at over 300 bird species most likely to be encountered on safari in this world-famous region, from Lake Magadi in the south to Lake Baringo in the north. Featuring 500 stunning colour photographs, this easy-to-use guide breaks new ground with its eye-catching layout and its no-jargon approach to descriptions makes the guide easily accessible to anyone. The volume uses a habitat-based approach to the order of species, and readers are alerted to specific species behaviours and etymology. This guide will get you identifying bird species in no time.
Roberts geographic variation of Southern African birds Annual 2012: a guide to the plumage variation of 613 bird races in Southern Africa.Artist/Author: Chittenden,Hugh, David Allan, and Ingrid Weiersbye.
The first field guide to attempt to comprehensively illustrate the varied plumages that are exhibited by the region’s birds. Contains colour distribution maps making this guide essential for both beginner, and expert birders.
Eagles of Africa.Artist/Author: Knobel, Johann, Alan Kemp and Peter Steyn.
Filled with evocative text and compelling photography this book celebrates the eagles of Africa. Contains colour photographs of all 26 eagle species occurring on the African mainland. Informative but readable species accounts features eagle names in English, Afrikaans, French, German, Spanish, Swahili, Tswana and Zulu along with distribution maps, measurements and global conservation status. Special essays, in images and words, cover topics such as the hunt, breeding cycle, the eagle’s day and the eagle’s world.
The birds of Africa: Volume VIII: The Malagasy Region: Madagascar, Seychelles, Comoros, MascarenesArtist/Author: Safford, Roger and Frank Hawkins.
This is the eighth and final volume in the authoritative Birds of Africa series. It covers the Malagasy region which comprises Madagascar and the various islands and archipelagos of the Indian Ocean including the Seychelles, the Comoros, Mauritius and Reunion. Every resident and migrant species is covered in full detail, comparable to other volumes in the series, and with a colour map for each species. Vagrants are treated in less detail. All species are illustrated on a beautiful series of 64 colour plates, with original artwork from John Gale and Brian Small. This is a major work of reference on the birds of the region and will remain the standard text for many years to come.
Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands: Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, Rodrigues, Seychelles and the Comores.Artist/Author: Sinclair, Ian and Olivier Langrand.
This book describes the bird life of a region that hosts nearly 400 species, many endemic. All are fully described, giving ID features, preferred habitats, status, calls, distribution maps and full-colour illustrations. The book includes useful guide-type maps and practical birding tips for the region’s main locations.
Birds of the Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia and Socotra.Artist/Author: Redman, Nigel, Terry Stevenson, Fanshawe, John, Small, Brian, and John Gale.
The Horn of Africa has around 70 species that are found nowhere else in the world. The region is an important migration route and wintering site for many Palearctic birds. Over 200 magnificent plates by John Gale and Brian Small illustrate every species that has ever occurred in the five countries covered by this guide, and the succinct text covers the key identification criteria. Special attention is paid to the voices of the species, and over 1000 colour distribution maps are included. Including seven new plates, this revised edition is a must for all visitors to the region.