Author: Ian Sinclair
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Release Date: 2012-05-25
First published in 1993, Sasol Birds of Southern Africa is one of the best-selling field guides on the African continent. This fourth edition has been rewritten and greatly improved, ensuring it remains the region’s most comprehensively illustrated and trusted field guide. In this fourth edition: species accounts have been rewritten and now include group introductions; plates have been newly designed for ease of use and comparison; more than 380 new improved illustrations replace earlier ones; illustrations have simplified labels, pinpointing key differentiating features; distribution maps have been updated, showing the relative abundance of a species in the region, and also indicating resident or migrant status. Other features include calendar bars that show species’ occurrence and breeding periods, a section on ‘how to use this book’, as well as sonograms depicting the calls of difficult-to-distinguish birds that have distinctive calls.
A field guide to birds, this title illustrates and describes fully all the birds recorded from the southern seas as well as those of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho and Mozambique.
Author: Austin Roberts
Publisher: Jacana Media
Release Date: 2005
Roberts Birds of Southern Africa has been continuously in print for some 65 years and is the most popular African natural history book of all time. The scope and depth of biological information in the Seventh edition of Roberts far exceeds that of any previous edition. It covers all 951 species recorded in the region and also illustrates these in 80 new plates commissioned from the region's best bird artists. For scientists and conservationists it is a benchmark publication and will be a standard reference for years to come. For birdwatchers it will be an invaluable source of information to help them better understand and appreciate the birds around them.
To both the beginner and the experienced birdwatcher this compact guide will prove as indispensable as binoculars. Special features: Fits your pocket; Practical & user-friendly; Over 400 bird species; Excellent colour photographs; Logical grouping of birds; Concise biological information; English & Afrikaans names; Southern African bird numbers; Distribution maps according to the new bird atlas; Index. An essential aid for nature-lovers and heavy-weight birders, you cannot afford to be without this book.
Author: Tracey Hawthorne
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Release Date: 2012-07-27
Sasol First Field Guide to Common Birds of Southern Africa provides fascinating insight into the birdlife of the region. Through full-colour photographs and distribution maps, and easy-to-read text, the young adult and budding naturalist will be able to identify the more common bird species found in southern Africa, discover where they live, and learn about their unique feeding and nesting habits.
Whether you are new to bird photography or already a passionate hobbyist, this guide will teach you all the tools, techniques, and creative ideas required to take your bird photography to the next level. It covers everything you need to know to make your images look spectacular, including how to choose the right equipment, where to look for birds and how to predict their movements, how to get close enough to your subject, and how to produce sharp images. This is the most comprehensive guide on bird photography available—and the only guide you'll ever need.
To both the beginner and the experienced birdwatcher this compact guide will prove as indispensable as binoculars. Special features: * Fits your pocket * Practical and user-friendly * Over 400 bird species * Excellent color photographs * Logical grouping of birds * Concise biological information * English & Afrikaans names * Southern African bird numbers * Distribution maps according to the new bird atlas * Index An essential aid for nature-lovers and heavy-weight birders, you cannot afford to be without this book.
Nigel Dennis is renowned for his wildlife photography, but his birding shots are, if anything, even better. The birds featured are loosely grouped within four major divisions: Birds of Prey, Wetland Birds, Grassland Birds, and Birds of the Bush and Forest -- concentrating on the most noticeable and colourful birds, as these are those which are likely to be seen and recognised. Lots of close up and larger than life shots show why Southern Africa is so popular with birders worldwide. Whether a visiting tourist or an inveterate 'twitcher', the stunning close ups will appeal to a wide spectrum of customers.
Author: Hugh Chittenden
Publisher: John Voelcker Bird Book Fund
Release Date: 2007-01-01
'Roberts Bird Guide' comprises some 185 individual plates, all annotated to highlight key identifying characters and all accompanied by field texts drawn from the most up-to-date information known about the birds of Southern Africa.
Author: W. Richard J. Dean
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-06-29
My interest in the behaviour and movements of birds of arid and semi-arid ecosystems began when my wife, Sue Milton, and I were Roy Siegfried, Director, at that time, of the Percy approached by Prof. FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, to set up a project to investigate granivory in the South African Karoo. Sue and I spent some time finding a suitable study site, setting up accommodations and an automatic weather station at Tierberg, in the southern Karoo near the village of Prince Albert, and planning projects. Among our first projects was a transect where we noted plant phe nology, measured seed densities on the soil surface, counted birds, observed ant activity, measured soil surface temperatures and col lected whatever climate data we could at 40 sites along a 200-km oval route. Along the way, we became interested in the marked presence and absence of birds at certain sites - abundant birds one day, and very few birds at the same site a month later. Subsequent counts along fixed transects through shrublands confirmed that a number of bird species were highly nomadic over short and long distances, locally and regionally, leading to speculation on how widespread these movements were in the arid ecosystems of the world.