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Birds of Southern Africa Paperback – Sep 1991

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Southern Book Publishers Ltd ,South Africa; 3rd Revised edition edition (Sept. 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1868123766
  • ISBN-13: 978-1868123766
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,114,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on 22 Nov. 2003
Format: Hardcover
A variety of ornithologists contribute chapters on their specialised subjects for this attractive book produced and edited by Kenneth Newman who is famous for his bird paintings and related books. It includes almost every family or group of birds found in Southern Africa. Their origins, habitats, feeding, nesting and behaviour patterns are amongst the subjects discussed.
The species are found under chapter heading like e.g. Migratory Birds, Diurnal Birds Of Prey, Birds Of The Night, Birds Of The Inland Waters, of the Indigenous Forests, of the Bushveld and Woodlands, of the Open Veld, of the Deserts, of the Coasts and Offshore Waters.
There are short biographies of the contributing authors D. Blaker, C.C.H. Elliott, P.G.H. Frost, R.A.C. Jensen, A.C. Kemp, G.L. Maclean, P. Le S. Milstein, T.B. Oatley, W.R. Siegfried, P. Steyn and C.J. Vernon plus a bibliography of books and journal articles and an index of scientific and common names. The dust jacket contains a portrait and short biography of Kenneth Newman.
The book is richly illustrated with colour paintings, colour and black & white photographs, illustrations and maps. Together with the book's authoritative text, these make it one of the most comprehensive, practical and beautiful books on Southern African birds that will appeal to both the newcomer and the experienced naturalist.
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