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Wildlife of the Okavango

Wildlife of the Okavango

Describing 300 species, Wildlife of the Okavango is the only regional guidebook of its kind.
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Book title: Wildlife of the Okavango
Authors: Duncan Butchart
Type: Wildlife Guide
Imprint: Nature
Publisher: Random House Struik
Fully revised & updated edition. Cape Town, South Africa 2012
ISBN 9781868725380 / ISBN 978-1-86872-538-0
Softcover, 12x21 cm, 126 pages, throughout colour photos

Description:

A remarkable variety of animals and plants occur in the magnificent wilderness region surrounding the Okavango Delta. With over 300 species descriptions illustrated with colour photographs, information on geology, climate and habitats, as well as useful tips on watching and identifying wildlife, this guide makes it easier than ever to identify the eagle circling above your camp, the antelope splashing through the wetlands, the fishes of the waterways, or the prominent trees. This is the only regional guidebook of its kind: each species is linked to its preferred habitat within easy-to-find, colour-coded groups.

Content: Wildlife of the Okavango

Contents
INTRODUCTION
HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE
GEOLOGY AND TOPOGRAPHY
MAP OF REGION
CLIMATE
IDENTIFYING AND WATCHING WILDLIFE
HABITAT DESCRIPTIONS

Open Water
Permanent Swamp
Floodplain Grasslands
Islands
Riverine Forest
Savanna and Scrub
Woodland
Rocky Outcrops
SPECIES DESCRIPTIONS
Mammals
Birds
Reptiles
Frogs
Freshwater Fishes
Invertebrates
Trees and Woody Shrubs
Soft-stemmed Shrubs and Herbs
Grasses and Sedges
REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING
DESTINATIONS AND USEFUL ADDRESSES
GLOSSARY OF SCIENTIFIC TERMS
INDEX OF FEATURED SPECIES


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