The Birds of Africa, Volume 3: Parrots to Woodpeckers
Christopher Helm has announced it will be reprinting The Birds of Africa, Volume 3: Parrots to Woodpeckers, which was originally published in 1988. Please note that this reprint does not contain any new content. This volume can also be purchased as part of an 8-volume set.
By far the most authoritative and comprehensive work ever published on the birds of Africa. The editors and artists have worked closely with the 16 authors of The Birds of Africa, Volume 3: Parrots to Woodpeckers – all internationally acknowledged experts on their bird families – to produce encyclopaedic accounts of each species.
The Birds of Africa, Volume 3: Parrots to Woodpeckers completes the non-passerines, dealing with all species occurring on the continent – residents and visitors alike – in the following families: parrots, turacos, cuckoos, owls, nightjars, swifts, colies, kingfishers and their allies, and woodpeckers and their allies. All are illustrated, and all known biological information is included. The passerines (songbirds) are covered in the later four volumes.
"This is the latest volume of the splendid series, and more than keeps up with the excellent standard of the previous two volumes [...] [It is] another masterpiece. Altogether editors, authors, artists and publishers must be warmly congratulated on producing a real ornithologist's feast. I suggest we all tuck in."
– Michael Rands, Ornithological Society of the Middle East Bulletin