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by Ian Sinclair


This book has taken on a monumental task by introducing the entire bird fauna of a huge region in one volume. A wonderful book; illustrates in full color all species of birds found in Africa south of the Sahara (more than 2100 species are illustrated!)

This book has taken on a monumental task by introducing the entire bird fauna of a huge region in one volume. I was sceptical before seeing it, thinking that quantity would probably take priority over quality. A wonderful book; illustrates in full color all species of birds found in Africa south of the Sahara (more than 2100 species are illustrated!). The best single-volume field guide to all species in Africa south of the Sahara. Anyone interested in birds should have this book in his/her book shelf.

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Start by marking Birds of Africa South of the Sahara as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Despite its exceptional coverage, this guide is compact enough to use in the fie Birds of Africa South of the Sahara provides unrivalled coverage of African birds in a single volume, and is the only book to describe and illustrate all of the birds found in Africa south of the Sahara Desert (the Afrotropic Region), including Socotra, Pemba and islands in. the Gulf of Guinea. Despite its exceptional coverage, this guide is compact enough to use in the field, and follows the standard field guide format, with texts and range maps appearing opposite the color plates.

Ian Sinclair, Peter Ryan. Birds of Africa South of the Sahara provides unrivalled coverage of African birds in a single volume, and is the only book to describe and illustrate all of the birds found in Africa south of the Sahara Desert (the Afrotropic Region), including Socotra, Pemba and islands in the Gulf of Guinea. Comprehensively revised to reflect changes in taxonomy.

Ian Sinclair, renowned for his field expertise, has authored more than 15 bird books, including Field Guide to Bird of Southern Africa

Ian Sinclair, renowned for his field expertise, has authored more than 15 bird books, including Field Guide to Bird of Southern Africa. Peter Ryan is Senior Lecturer at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at the University of Cape Town, a partner of Birding Africa, and the author of Practical Birding. Phil Hockey is Associate Professor at Cape Town University's Institute for African Ornithology.

It provides unrivalled coverage of African birds in a single volume, and is the only book to describe and illustrate all the birds found in Africa south of the Sahara Desert (the Afrotropic Region), including Socotra, Pemba and islands in the Gulf of Guinea. Despite its exceptional coverage, this guide is compact enough to use in the field, and follows the standard field guide format, with texts and range maps appearing.

IAN SINCLAIR is renowned in African birding circles for his field knowledge and expertise in identifying the region’s many bird species. He has authored or co-authored several successful bird books, including the hugely successful Field Guide to Birds of SA and the equally successful Birds of Southern Africa.

NEW Sinclair, Ian 2010-10-01 -Birds of Africa: South of the Sahara - Paperback NEW Sinclair, Ian 2010-10-01. Additional Product Features. Peter Ryan, Ian Sinclair. Place of Publication.

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By: Ian Sinclair(Author), Peter G Ryan(Author), Norman Arlott(Illustrator) . Images Additional images. About this book Despite its exceptional coverage, Birds of Africa South of the Sahara is compact enough to use in the field, and follows the standard.

By: Ian Sinclair(Author), Peter G Ryan(Author), Norman Arlott(Illustrator), Peter Hayman(Illustrator), Alan Harris(Illustrator). 767 pages, 340 plates with colour illustrations; colour distribution maps. Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa. Despite its exceptional coverage, Birds of Africa South of the Sahara is compact enough to use in the field, and follows the standard field guide format, with texts and range maps appearing opposite the colour plates.

Birds of Africa south of the Sahara by Ian Sinclair and Peter Ryan - Published by Struik 2003 -. ISBN 1-86872-857-9. 1997 Pygmy Kingfisher Ispidina picta. In: The atlas of southern African birds. Vol 1: Non-passerines. Herremans, . Tree, . Parker, V. & Brown, C,. eds), pp. 648–649. Birdlife South Africa, Johannesburg. African) Pygmy Kingfisher - Species text in The Atlas of Southern African Birds. Xeno-canto: audio recordings of the African pygmy kingfisher.

Selected internet resources on Africa South of the Sahara. Contact: Karen Fung - kfung at stanford dot edu. Browse by country.

Birds of Africa South of the Sahara provides unrivalled coverage of African birds in a single volume, and is the only book to describe and illustrate all of the birds found in Africa south of the Sahara Desert (the Afrotropic Region), including Socotra, Pemba and islands in the Gulf of Guinea. Despite its exceptional coverage, this guide is compact enough to use in the field, and follows the standard field guide format, with texts and range maps appearing opposite the color plates. Comprehensively revised to reflect changes in taxonomy. Illustrations show most distinctive plumages, diagnostic flight patterns and major geographic variants.
Dishadel
I used this book extensively while birding in Southern, Central, and Eastern Africa for a number of years. It's really essential if you are planning to do any birding anywhere in the Congo basin, Angola, Malawi, or northern Zambia, all incredible localities for bird life. No other book covers these countries as well as this book. The book is heavy, but compact and well organized. I had no problems with it in the field. In the second edition, some of the maps and plates have been updated. The new plates are especially helpful on the cryptic genera such as the larks, cisticolas, weavers, and bradypterus warblers, as most of the plates in the first edition were terrible.

I would still have quite a bit to suggest for a potential third edition. Many of the maps are still flawed and provide little insight into seasonal movements. The book could also contain a few more details on taxonomy without adding much bulk. I would really love to see an updated Central Africa field Guide that covers Angola and the Congo Basin south to the Zambezi River. It would be a nice complement to recently updated guides on Western, Eastern, and Southern Africa.
Thundershaper
I live as far from Africa as you can get and have never been there. Still, I am interested in African birds. When I read a book such as Chris Goodie's "The Jewel Hunter" I want to be able to find out something about the birds mentioned in the book. I own two older Collins guides, Willams and Arlott's "A Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa" and Prozesky's "A Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa". These are nice books, but it is much more convenient to leaf through "Birds of Africa South of the Sahara: Second Editon". The Sinclair and Ryan is a larger format book with text on the left and the excellent color illustrations on the facing page while the Collins books have the color plates together in the center of the book--separated from the text descriptions of the birds. However, if I were actually birdwatching in Africa, I might balk at carrying a 3 lb (1.36kg) book like the Sinclair and Ryan guide.
Direbringer
This book has taken on a monumental task by introducing the entire bird fauna of a huge region in one volume.
I was sceptical before seeing it, thinking that quantity would probably take priority over quality. It did not!
For a start, it is surprisingly detailed and well-organized. The editors have resisted the usual temptetion of cramming too many similar or small species on one page. Usually there are just 5-6 species on each page, sometimes 7 or just 3-4.
What this means is that illustrations are big enough to show detail, plus there are often 4 or more different illustrations for the same 1 species, showing different colour morphs, juveniles, females, birds in flight, head or wing details, etc.
It also means that the maps and text for each species could be placed on the page facing its picture.
The text itself is still amazingly detailed for a book of this scope, giving the essential information on distribution, appearence, habitat, status and voice.
Too good to be true? Well, some of the illustrations show important colour or pattern details wrongly, even contradicting description in the text - in these cases the text tends be more accurate, so have a look at that one, too!
But all in all, this book is a great value introduction to the bird fauna of Africa, though perhaps unsurprisingly, I found it a bit too bulky to carry on the field.

Note that while shown here as out of print, another edition of the very same book by another publisher is still readily available here!
Mustard Forgotten
Book is in perfect, brand new condition. It is heavy, but I will take it with me to Uganda anyway.
Globus
The best book but too heavy to take.
Kirizius
A wonderful book; illustrates in full color all species of birds found in Africa south of the Sahara (more than 2100 species are illustrated!). The best single-volume field guide to all species in Africa south of the Sahara. Anyone interested in birds should have this book in his/her book shelf.
Quynaus
I have purchased 3 copies of this field guide; one for myself and the others for avid birding friends here in West Africa. This is a comprehensive work which has a size and weight that is still manageable as a field guide, but just barely. As it contains so many listings it takes a bit longer than normal to find the bird of interest. I have speeded up the process by creating a index with page numbers for local species. The illustrations are high quality and the local maps are useful. I do find myself wanting the maps to show the seasonal distributions. I would recommend this to anyone birding in Africa.
Great coverage of the 'southern Africa' birds!!
Birds of Africa South of the Sahara ebook
Author:
Ian Sinclair
Category:
Africa
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Publisher:
Penguin Random House South Africa; 2 edition (July 1, 2011)
Pages:
768 pages
Rating:
4.8
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