Sasol Birds of Southern Africa is the most comprehensively illustrated field guide yet produced to the birds of the subregion. With more than 4 000 images contained within 200 colour plates, this book presents all the relevant visual material necessary to identify the birds of the region. All of the more than 900 species currently accepted by the Southern African Ornithological Society are illustrated, as are many of the subspecies and age and sex plumage variations. In most instances, the birds are also shown in flight, the first time a number have been illustrated in this way. Emphasis has been given to those groups which commonly present identification problems, such as the birds of prey, waders, terns, larks and cisticolas, and these have been dealt with in greater detail than is the case in other field guides to the region.

Text and plates have been carefully integrated for ease of use in the field. Species ‘ accounts are deliberately aimed at highlighting those characters essential for accurate field identification and each account is accompanied by an up-to-date distribution map.

The illustrations have been meticulously researched and executed by Peter Hayman and Norman Arlott, two of the world’s leading bird artists. Peter Hayman’s training as an architect has enabled him to illustrate birds with extraordinary precision and accuracy of form. His illustrations appear in many books. Co-illustr4ator Norman Arlott was British Birds magazine’s illustrator of the year in 1980 and 1981. His work has appeared on more than 20 British Commonwealth stamp issues, and in many magazines and books

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Text based on Ian Sinclair’s Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa. Authored by Ian Sinclair, Paul Hockey and Warwick Tarboton. Illustrated by Peter Hayman and Norman Arlott. Published by Struik of Cape Town in 1995. Hard cover bound this Third Impression is in Fine condition, covered in adhesive plastic, with an illustrated cover. The size of the book is 216x154x33mm, with 426 pages including an indexes. ISBN 9781868252992.Appears un-read. Book has a presentation label, more than 900 species illustrated in colour in 189 plates facing descriptions. Possible extra postage.