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The definitive photographic guide to the amazing avifauna of South Africa.
South Africa – from the vast savanna of Kruger to the unparalleled richness of the Cape – is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, featuring the highest number of endemics of any African country, as well as rich seabird assemblage and vast numbers of more widespread yet no less spectacular African birds.
The perfect companion for any wildlife-friendly visitor, Birds of South Africa provides photographic coverage of more than 340 species that regularly occur in the region.
Concise text for each species includes information on identification, songs and calls, behaviour, distribution and habitat, with each photo having been carefully selected to guide identification. A guide to the best birdwatching sites in South Africa is also included.
Portable yet authoritative, this is the perfect guide for travellers and birdwatchers visiting this spectacular and bird-rich destination.
About the Author
Adam Riley has grown up with a lifelong interest in wildlife, which evolved into a particular fascination with birds. Raised in a rural region of KwaZulu-Natal, in 1998 his career path took an alternative route when he co-founded Rockjumper Birding Tours. Adam is now one of Africa's most experienced birders, having seen more than 2,000 species on the continent (as well as 8,000 species worldwide, making him one of the world's leading birders).
“All you need to know about birding in the country. It has a good summary of the habitats found there, along with the best locations to actually visit the birds. It fits nicely into a pocket and can be taken along with you as you birdwatch […] Look out for more in this series.” —John Miles, Birdwatching magazine
"An attractive book that will appeal to the traveller with a general interest in the birds most likely to be seen in the region." - Scottish Birds