Ideal for Safari and Bookshelf,
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This review is from: Birds of Africa: South of the Sahara (Paperback)
I've been fortunate enough to safari throughout Eastern and Southern Africa regularly for the last 30+ years and have always gone armed with the appropriate bird book, some a lot better than others.
I came across a well thumbed copy of this book in the library of a lodge in southern Tanzania and was immediately impressed by the quality of the plates and the detail in the text alongside (it was sufficient to aid identification; not too detailed to lose this novice, but keen reader)
The new edition is the ideal one book for safari - if a bit heavier than the more localised offerings. It also has the advantage of freeing up space on my bookshelf (if only I could bring myself to part with the others!)
The only thing I personally am missing are arrows on the plates indicating the 'killer' identification characteristics, that help the novice (and others I am sure) to get to a rapid identification in the field