Gamebirds of Southern Africa

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Author: Rob Little,Tim Crowe
Publisher: Struik Nature (2011)
Edition: Second Edition
ISBN-10: 1770079890
ISBN-13: 9781770079892
Condition: Very good
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 135
Dimensions: 29.5 x 24.5 x 1.4 cm

Weight: 1.1 kg
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This lavish book presents the 21 upland gamebird species from southern Africa: francolins and spurfowls (12 species), quails (3 species), guineafowls (2 species) and sandgrouse (4 species). The authoritative text is matched by detailed and beautifully illustrated plates of each species.

An essential book for bird and art lovers, as well as the conservation-minded. The text draws on the large body of scientific research accumulated over decades, and the illustrated plates of each species are works of art, conveying in painstaking detail each species' diagnostic features and precise environment. IAN'S RECOMMENDATION: The artwork by Simon Barlow highlights this book! For anyone with an interest in the birds of the region.

Gamebirds of South Africa by Rob Little & Tim Crowe, Illustrated by Simon Barlow This book is perhaps such as Audubon might have created. The 135 pages contain many absolutely beautiful full color illustrations by Barlow, a renowned artist who specializes in painting birds. The paintings are so perfect I had to look carefully to determine if they are photographs! The book documents five species of birds: Francolins, spurfowls, Quails, Guineafowls, and SandGrouse. The detailed information of four pages each tells all about many different varieties of these species. The authors, who are both Gamebird Research Authorities, include information regarding description, distribution and habitat, food, feeding and breeding, classification, and the status and conservation of each variety. The suggested further reading for each is extensive. This is a beautiful collector book for any ornithologist.

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