The John Voelcker Bird Book Fund is proud to publish this guide, which complements the large handbook tome Roberts Birds of Southern Africa VII. This is the first regional field guide on the continent of Africa to display multi-coloured distribution maps. The breeding grids that are conveniently placed below the distribution maps show the full breeding season, and peak breeding for all species.
This is the first comprehensive field guide in southern Africa that gives information on food and breeding strategies. Included, too, are the meanings (etymology) of scientific names and colloquial names in 13 languages.
This information, together with 166 annotated plates illustrated by seven of southern Africa’s finest bird artists, makes this guide essential for both beginners and experts in the field of ornithology.
About the Authors
Hugh Chittenden has over 30 years of birding experience in the region and his ornithological interests have taken him to many remote places on the African continent and elsewhere in the world. Hugh has a passion for bird photography and is the author of the Roberts Bird Guide. He is currently Chairman of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund.
Guy Upfold is a renowned bird photographer and has had many of his photographs published in popular works.
About the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund
In December 1935 the South African Bird Book Fund was formed to fund a complete and up-to-date new bird book for Southern Africa under the authorship of Austin Roberts, and illustrated by Norman C.K. Lighton. The successful and popular first edition, titled The Birds of South Africa, was published on 8 June 1940.
With well over 300 000 copies of Roberts sold to date, the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund is committed to remaining the forerunner in the publication of up-to-date bird information in the region, and to making publications as affordable as possible to the southern African birding community.
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