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- DescriptionThis 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.
- Author BiographyChevonne Reynolds obtained an MSc in conservation biology from the University of the Witwatersrand, focusing on grassland birds. She is currently a PhD student at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, where she works on waterbirds. Nicholas Tye obtained an MSc in ecology from the University of the Witwatersrand, his thesis focusing on bird communities within the KNP. He has worked as an ornithologist for the North West provincial government, and currently works as a climate change consultant in Cape Town.
- Author(s)Chevonne Reynolds,Nicholas Tye
- PublisherStruik Publishers (Pty) Ltd
- Date of Publication28/08/2015
- SubjectNatural History: Animal & Wildlife
- Place of PublicationCape Town
- Country of PublicationSouth Africa
- ImprintStruik Nature
- Content Note1000 Photos and illustrations
- Weight359 g
- Width148 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine13 mm
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