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Chamberlain’s Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands
Chamberlain Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands is the comprehensive guide to the bird life of a region that embraces Madagascar, the Seychelles group, the Comoros and the Mascarenes (comprising Mauritius, Reunion and Rodrigues).
Author: Olivier Landgrand, Ian Sinclair
Illustrator: Norman Arlott, Hilary Burn, Peter Hayman and Ian Lewington
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa (Struik Nature)
Year of Publication: 2013
264 pages, over 70 plates
Chamberlain’s Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands is a comprehensive guide to the bird life of Madagascar, the Seychelles, the Comoros, and the Mascarenes – (comprising Mauritius, Reunion and Rodrigues) – a region that hosts nearly 400 species, many endemic. All birds are fully described, giving ID features, preferred habitats, status, calls, distribution maps and full-color illustrations. Together, these magical islands and the warm surrounding ocean host a total of nearly 400 regularly encountered species, many of them endemic to the area. All bird species of the region are fully described, giving identification features, preferred habitats, current status and vocalization.
The (over) 70 superb plates are by Norman Arlott, Hilary Burn, Peter Hayman and Ian Lewington – among the world‘s leading bird artists.
- Full-color illustrations show diagnostic plumage features.
- The book includes useful guide-type maps and practical birding tips.
- Accurate distribution maps accompany all species.
- A special chapter, incorporating useful guide-type maps, discusses the practicalities of birding in the region’s main locations.
|Dimensions||8 x 6 x .8 in|