Description:Large octavo, paperback, 464 pp., colour illustrations. This...Large octavo, paperback, 464 pp., colour illustrations. This title contains updated text and includes an additional fifteen new species that have been recognised since the publication of Sasol Birds. 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 and 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 and revised where necessary. The essays on identifying problem species have also been revised and updated to bring the book in line with international birding developments.
Description:Fourth edition). Large octavo, paperback, 464 pp., colour...Fourth edition). Large octavo, paperback, 464 pp., colour illustrations, maps. BRAND NEW. This new larger edition is based on the 2011 fourth edition of the standard-format Sasol Birds of Southern Africa. Fully revised and updated, this guide remains the region's most comprehensively illustrated and trusted field guide. This fourth edition has been greatly improved by the addition of group introductions, calendar bars showing species' occurrence and breeding periods, a section on 'how to use this book', as well as sonograms depicting the calls of tricky bird groups. The newly designed plates are meticulously illustrated, with labels pinpointing key differentiating features. Distribution maps show the relative abundance of a species in the region and also indicate resident or migrant status. Written by top birders, this authoritative and comprehensive identification guide is invaluable to all birders. For smaller format see .
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