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Birds of Greater Southern Africa

Keith Barnes, Terry Stevenson & John Fanshawe

The definitive field guide to the birds of the Greater Southern African region.

This spectacular field guide includes all resident, breeding and migrant species found in Greater Southern Africa.

Comprising South Africa, Lesotho, eSwatini, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia, Greater Southern Africa is a vast region and home to a truly extraordinary diversity of avifauna.

The latest in the Helm Field Guides series, Birds of Greater Southern Africa describes all 1,170 regularly occurring species that are likely to be encountered in the region, from the Wandering Albatross to the Pennant-winged Nightjar. Featuring 272 colour plates by three of the world’s leading bird illustrators, this practical guide also includes concise species accounts describing key identification features, status, range, habitat and voice. Distribution maps for each species are also included.

Fully illustrated throughout, this is an essential reference guide for anyone visiting or living in this wildlife-rich area.


Keith Barnes is a bird tour leader for Tropical Birding who has travelled extensively in Africa.

Terry Stevenson and John Fanshawe are leading avifauna conservationists based in Kenya. They are the authors of Birds of East Africa, and they also hold the joint record for spotting 330 bird species in 24 hours.


Category:  Wildlife: Birds & Birdwatching
ISBN:  9781928363194
Publisher:  Jonathan Ball Publishers
On sale:  March 2024
Format:  Paperback
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