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Scatalog: Quick ID Guide to Southern African Animal Droppings

Field / Identification Guide

By: Kevin Murray (Author)

40 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, 1 colour table

Random House Struik

Paperback | Jul 2011 | #206719 | ISBN-13: 9781770079557
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £7.99 $10/€9 approx

About this book

Scatalog: Quick ID Guide to Southern African Animal Droppings is a quick and quirky identification guide to animal dung or droppings. Each animal group (carnivores, primates, antelope, rats and mice, reptiles, birds) is briefly introduced; but the main focus of this book is the photographs, mostly life-size. These images enable immediate identification of the animals responsible for the droppings. To confirm identity, summary tables give details of average width, length and typical contents of droppings (feathers, twigs, leaves, sand, etc.).

This should become a recommended reference for rangers and field guides in the region; and it will be of use to anyone with an interest in wildlife, and even to those who simply enjoy walking in the wild and observing the tracks and signs they encounter.

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