Birds of Southern Africa

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Birds of Southern Africa, the fifth and newest edition has been hailed as the most comprehensive guide to bird identification in southern Africa.


Author: Ian Sinclair, Phil Hockey, Warwick Tarboton, Niall Perrins, Dominic Rollinson, and Peter Ryan
ISBN: 9780691248493
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Year of Publication: 2023
488 pages, 2,980 color + 7 b/w illus. and 982 maps

Now in its fifth edition, Birds of Southern Africa has been brought fully up to date by its expert authors and greatly enhanced with a wide range of new information and features. Providing comprehensive coverage of the bird life of South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and southern Mozambique, this comprehensive book is sure to maintain its place as one of Africa’s most trusted field guides.

This new fifth edition offers:

  • New “bird-call” feature—access calls by scanning QR codes in the guide with a free downloadable app
  • More than 800 new illustrations, including all-new plates for raptors and seabirds
  • Comprehensive coverage of southern Africa’s birds, including the latest species records
  • Redesigned plates noting identification features
  • Calendar bars depicting species’ occurrence and breeding periods
  • Fully updated species accounts and distribution maps
  • Fresh contributions from new authors and illustrators
  • Alphabetical and illustrated quick references to bird groups

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × 1.25 × 8.5 in