Presents a comprehensive set of illustrations unmatched not only for the region covered but for any part of Africa. -- Dale A. Zimmerman, Western New Mexico University
Ian Sinclair has traveled widely to view the world's birds and has written and coauthored many books on bird identification. Phil Hockey is Professor at the University of Capetown's Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology and a recognized authority on the biology of southern African birds. Warwick Tarboton is a well-known bird expert, writer, and photographer. The author of several books, he was awarded the Gill Memorial Medal for his contributions to African ornithology. Peter Hayman and Norman Arlott are two of the world's leading bird artists. Their work, known for accuracy and attention to detail, has been published extensively.
The 200 colored plates are superb and carefully give attention to the natural variations of plumages with age, sex, and seasons. It is certainly the most comprehensive set of illustrations of South African birds in one volume. -- Choice