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Sasol Birds of Southern Africa remains the region's most comprehensively illustrated and trusted field guide. This fourth edition has been greatly improved by the addition of group introductions and thoroughly revised text, 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 a team of highly respected authorities, this comprehensive identification guide will be invaluable to all birders, aspirant and experienced.

In a nutshell
  • Comprehensively revised and reworked text
  • Streamlined, newly designed plates for ease of use and comparison
  • More than 380 new improved illustrations
  • Updated distribution maps showing relative abundance and resident/migrant status
  • Calendar bars showing occurrence and breeding months
  • Sonograms depicting the calls of some of the trickier-to-identify species

Available in softcover and PVC editions
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English edition ISBNs: 978 1 77007 925 0 (softcover) | 978 1 77007 927 4 (PVC)
Afrikaans edition ISBNs: 978 1 77007 926 7(softcover) | 978 1 77007 928 1 (PVC)

Recommended retail price: R240.00 (softcover) and R260.00 (PVC)

The authors and artists
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Ian Sinclair Ian Sinclair is recognised as one of Africa's foremost field birders and has lead many expeditions to find and research birds. He is the most published author on the birds of Africa and its adjacent islands and has written over 20 bird books.

Phil Hockey Phil Hockey is Director at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at the University of Cape Town. He is a recognised authority on the biology of southern African birds, and is Editor-in-chief of the 7th edition of Roberts Birds of Southern Africa.

Warwick Tarboton Warwick Tarboton is a well-known bird expert and writer who has produced a number of well-received books. He was awarded the Gill Memorial Medal for services to ornithology south of the Zambezi.

Peter Ryan Peter Ryan is an Associate Professor at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town and is currently serving as president of BirdLife South Africa. He has written several books.

Norman Arlott Norman Arlott is a highly accomplished, award-winning illustrator based in England. His work has appeared in over 150 books, magazines and on many British Commonwealth postage stamps. His fondness for African birds stems from several visits to the region over the past 35 years. He is currently writing and illustrating a series of bird guides for Europe, North America and Asia.

Peter Hayman Peter Hayman is recognised as one of the world's top birding artists. His training as an architect enables him to illustrate birds with extraordinary precision and accuracy of form.
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