The Complete Book of Southern African Birds ranks as one of the most comprehensive volumes published on the natural history of the region. All the species known to occur are described, and more than 1 000 full-colour photographs have been provided by leading photographers. This magnificent work will be of lasting value to expert and lay person alike, for it has been produced out of a strong commitment to and concern for southern Africa’s wealth of bird life

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Compiled by P.J. Ginn, W.G. McIllieron and P. le S. Milsteing. Published by Struik, Winchester, of Cape Town in 1989. Hard cover bound this First Edition copy is in Fine condition, covered in plastic, with a Very Good dust jacket. The size of the book is 326x258x41mm, with 760 pages including an index, glossary, contributors, acknowledgements, and  recommended reading list. ISBN 9780947430115. No slipcase as issued. The dust jacket is folded around the top and lower edges and the imprint shows through onto the recto; faded on front cover; small (22, 12, 8 mm) tears on outer folds of the dust jacket ; 3 small (<1.5 mm) punctures on rear. Slight wear on 2 corners of dust jacket. Book is perfect internally, appears unread. But faded on top and lower edges to a maximum of 2mms all around. 760pp incl indeces. Col photo(s) and distribution map for each species.