THE LARGER ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO BIRDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
Author: Norman Arlott, Phil Hockey , Ian Sinclair & Peter Hayman
Publisher: International Publishers Marketing, Oct 2007
New edition incorporates the most recent info about bird taxonomy, as well as the latest bird names. Problem species have been revised & updated. Color illus.; 8.5x10 inches, 448 pgs.
This eagerly awaited new edition of The Larger Illustrated Guide to Birds of Southern Africa has been brought fully up to date with the third edition of the Field Guide to Birds of Southern Africa. The new edition incorporates the most recent information about bird taxonomy, as well as the latest bird names based on recommendations of the International Ornithological Committee. All distribution maps have been revised & feature dual shading to show relative abundance of a species in the region, as well as crosses to indicate the occurrence of vagrants. Numerous illustrations have been updated & revised where necessary. The essays on identifying problem species have also been revised & updated to bring the book in line with international birding developments.
Color illus.; 8.5x10 inches, 448 pgs.
About The Authors:
Norman Arlott is a recognized leader in the fine art of bird illustration. His bird illustrations have appeared on more than 20 British Commonwealth stamp issues & in many magazines & books.
Peter Hayman is a recognized leader in the fine art of bird illustration. He was trained as an architect, which has enabled him to illustrate birds with extraordinary precision & accuracy of form & made him a widely published illustrator of birds.
Phil Hockey, Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town's Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, is a leading international specialist on birds. He is a recognized authority on the biology of southern African birds, with a special interest in coastal & migratory species. He has written several books, among them Waders of Southern Africa & Beautiful Birds of Southern Africa. He is also co-author of Birds of Southern Africa.
Ian Sinclair is renowned in African birding circles for his field knowledge & expertise in identifying the region?s many bird species. His vast experience has been gained in expeditions to every corner of Africa, as well as to the Himalayas, Antarctica & Marion Island. He has authored or co-authored several successful bird books, including the hugely successful Field Guide to Birds of SA & the equally successful Birds of Southern Africa.