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Field Guides & Natural History  Ornithology  Birds of Africa

Field Guide to Birds of Greater Southern Africa

Field / Identification Guide Coming Soon
By: Keith Barnes(Author), Terry Stevenson(Author), John Fanshawe(Author), John Gale(Illustrator), Brian Small(Illustrator)
640 pages, 272 plates with colour illustrations; colour illustrations, colour distribution maps, colour maps
Publisher: Helm
Field Guide to Birds of Greater Southern Africa
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This spectacular field guide includes all resident, breeding and migrant species found in Greater Southern Africa.

Comprising of South Africa, Lesotho, eSwatini (formerly named Swaziland), Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia, Greater Southern Africa is a vast region home to a truly extraordinary diversity of avifauna.

The latest in the Helm Field Guide series, Birds of Greater Southern Africa describes all 1,170 regularly occurring species that are likely to be encountered in the region, from the Wandering Albatross to the Pennant-winged Nightjar. Featuring 272 colour plates by three of the world's leading bird illustrators, this practical guide also includes concise species accounts describing key identification features, status, range, habitat and voice; distribution maps for each species are also included.

Fully illustrated throughout, this is an essential reference guide for anyone visiting or living in this wildlife-rich area.

Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Taxonomy and Nomenclature
Species Variation
Seasonality, Nomadism and Migration
Landscapes, Topography and Habitats
Sites and Conservation
How to Use This Book
Maps
Conservation, Citizen Science and Local Knowledge
Additional Reading

Species Accounts

Appendix 1: Complete Checklist of Birds Southern Ocean Island Groups
Appendix 2: Endemic, Breeding Endemic and Near Endemic Species of Greater Southern Africa
Appendix 3: Threatened Species of Greater Southern Africa
Index

Customer Reviews

Biography

Keith Barnes is a bird tour leader for Tropical Birding, who has travelled extensively in Africa. Terry Stevenson and John Fanshawe are leading avifauna conservationists based in Kenya. They are the authors of Birds of East Africa, and they also hold the joint record for spotting a record 330 bird species in 24 hours.

Field / Identification Guide Coming Soon
By: Keith Barnes(Author), Terry Stevenson(Author), John Fanshawe(Author), John Gale(Illustrator), Brian Small(Illustrator)
640 pages, 272 plates with colour illustrations; colour illustrations, colour distribution maps, colour maps
Publisher: Helm
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