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Sasol Birds of Southern Africa
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Sasol Birds of Southern Africa remains the region's most comprehensively illustrated and trusted field guide. Written by a team of highly respected authorities, this comprehensive identification guide is invaluable to all birders, aspirant and experienced.

What's new in the 4th edition of Sasol Birds?
  • Now includes bird group introductions
  • Comprehensively revised and reworked text
  • Calendar bars showing species' occurrence and breeding periods
  • A section on 'how to use this book'
  • Sonograms depicting the calls of tricky bird groups
  • Streamlined, newly designed bird plates for ease of use and comparison
  • More than 380 meticulous illustrations for easy bird identification
  • Labels pinpoint key differentiating features of the birds
  • Updated distribution maps show the relative abundance and resident/migrant status

Available as a printed book in softcover and PVC editions
Sasol Birds

English Softcover ISBN: 9781770079250 | PVC ISBN: 9781770079274
Afrikaans Softcover ISBN: 9781770079267 | PVC ISBN: 9781770079281

Recommended retail price: R290 (softcover) and R320 (PVC)

Also available as an ebook
Sasol Birds

English PDF ISBN: 9781431701452 | ePUB ISBN: 9781431701445
Afrikaans PDF ISBN: 9781431702008 | ePUB ISBN: 9781431701995

Recommended retail price for the ebooks: R230

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The authors and artists
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Ian Sinclair Ian Sinclair is recognised as one of Africa's foremost field birders and has lead many expeditions to find and research birds. He is the most published author on the birds of Africa and its adjacent islands and has written over 20 bird books.

Phil Hockey Phil Hockey is Director at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at the University of Cape Town. He is a recognised authority on the biology of southern African birds, and is Editor-in-chief of the 7th edition of Roberts Birds of Southern Africa.

Warwick Tarboton Warwick Tarboton is a well-known bird expert and writer who has produced a number of well-received books. He was awarded the Gill Memorial Medal for services to ornithology south of the Zambezi.

Peter Ryan Peter Ryan is an Associate Professor at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town and is currently serving as president of BirdLife South Africa. He has written several books.

Norman Arlott Norman Arlott is a highly accomplished, award-winning illustrator based in England. His work has appeared in over 150 books, magazines and on many British Commonwealth postage stamps. His fondness for African birds stems from several visits to the region over the past 35 years. He is currently writing and illustrating a series of bird guides for Europe, North America and Asia.

Peter Hayman Peter Hayman is recognised as one of the world's top birding artists. His training as an architect enables him to illustrate birds with extraordinary precision and accuracy of form.
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