Title: Chamberlain's Birds of Africa south of the Sahara Edition 2010
Author: Ian Sinclair; Peter Ryan
Genre: Birding Guide
Publisher: Random House Struik
2nd revised edition. Cape Town, South Africa 2010
ISBN 9781770076235 / ISBN 978-1-77007-623-5
Softcover, 15 x 21 cm, 766 pages, throughout colour illustrations
Fully revised, Chamberlain's Birds of Africa south of the Sahara Edition 2010 provides unrivalled coverage of African birds in a single volume. It is the first book to describe and illustrate all of the birds found in Africa south of the Sahara Desert (the Afrotropic Region), including Socotra, Pemba and islands in the Gulf of Guinea. Over 2500 colour photographs show age and sex plumage variations, perched and in-flight birds, and colour morphs where relevant. The text, by Africa's top birding authors, focuses on identification, call, habitat and status, breeding details and diet.
Colour-coded distribution maps show resident and migratory status and bird density. Annual calendar bars indicate, at a glance, when species are present and when they breed. Despite its exceptional coverage, this guide is compact enough to use in the field, and follows the standard field guide format, with texts and range maps appearing opposite the colour plates.