This was my first birdwatching trip to South Africa, so I used this field guide as a novice in the country.
I liked the layout of the plates. It is easy to compare similar birds and the location maps at the back are very handy. Several times I thought I had identified a bird, only to find that its normal location was several hundred miles away.
I would have liked more information about the behaviour and nesting habits of the birds to aid ID.
This edition of the book is fairly new and I don't know how it compares with other field guides. I would recommend it to other novices in South Africa