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on 16 May 2010
I purchased this book because it was the most up to date one available, however upon receipt I realised that I had made an awful mistake, this book tries to cover too much ground in too little space.
The plates depict too many species and in some instances the colours are very garish!!, the descriptions are very limited, and the distribution maps are a waste of time at the back of the book, in my view it is essential that they are with the description and plates of the bird.
Fortunately I have been lent the Sasol guide to the Birds of Southern Africa which is streets better and therefore I don't have to go through the pain of buying another book.
Collins I'm really suprised at this book when you consider your European Guides.