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Field Guides & Natural History  Ornithology  Birds of Africa

Roberts Birds of Southern Africa

Field / Identification Guide
By: Phil AR Hockey(Author), W Richard J Dean(Author), Peter G Ryan(Author)
1296 pages, 80 col plates, maps, keys
Roberts Birds of Southern Africa
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  • Roberts Birds of Southern Africa ISBN: 9780620340533 Edition: 7 Hardback Jan 2019 In stock
Price: £79.99
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About this book

This benchmark reference for South African ornithology has now been greatly expanded and contains completely new text and specially commissoned artworks of 950 species, 15% of them endemic.

Roberts Birds of South Africa has been continuously in print for some 65 years and is the most popular African natural history of all time. The scope and depth of biological information included in the 7th edition far exceeds that of any previous edition. If can no longer be considered a field handbook (it weighs in at more than 5kg), it now is a major handbook that contains all current knowledge of southern African books.

Species accounts include identification, etymology, moult, population and demography, taxonomy, geographical variation and conservation issues and detailed distribution maps.

Please note that a multimedia guide, containing the text of this book, is also available.

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Phil Hockey is an expert on Southern African birds and has published more than 120 papers in the scientific literature. He is also author or co-author of many semi-popular articles and several books. His main interests lie in shorebird ecology and migratory behaviour.

Richard Dean initially worked in the field in Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. He has studied plant-animal interactions and the biology of birds in arid and semi-arid ecosystems. Recent projects include co-editing a synthesis of research in the Karoo and writing a book on nomadic birds.

Peter Ryan is largely responsible for the running of an MSc course in Conservation Biology. He has written or co-authored more than 130 papers in the scientific literature as well as numerous semi-popular articles and several books, including a field guide to the birds of sub-Saharan Africa.

Field / Identification Guide
By: Phil AR Hockey(Author), W Richard J Dean(Author), Peter G Ryan(Author)
1296 pages, 80 col plates, maps, keys
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