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Kingdom Of Daylight - Memories Of A Birdwatcher (Paperback): Peter Steyn Kingdom Of Daylight - Memories Of A Birdwatcher (Paperback)
Peter Steyn 1
R290 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R58 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In this autobiographical account of a lifetime spent observing, researching and photographing birds, Peter Steyn shares experiences that span some 70 years.

His story starts and ends in Cape Town, South Africa, but in between we read about:

  • the 17 years he spent in Zimbabwe – his most productive in terms of ornithological research
  • his worldwide travels in a quest to study birds
  • his regular spells as a lecturer on cruise-ship voyages
  • trips from the Arctic to the Antarctic, to remote Southern Ocean islands and to several Indian Ocean islands and St Helena
  • travels also to the USA, South America, Australia, New Zealand and Ethiopia – all in pursuit of birds

His detailed and fascinating memoir captures the author’s great enthusiasm for birds and their role in his shaping his life and experiences.

Kingdom of Daylight: Memories of a Birdwatcher is well illustrated and features more than 400 photographs taken during Peter’s lifelong journey with birds.

Birds Of Southern Africa And Their Tracks & Signs (Paperback): Lee Gutteridge Birds Of Southern Africa And Their Tracks & Signs (Paperback)
Lee Gutteridge; Illustrated by Louis Liebenberg, Warren Cary, Mark Elbroch
R330 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R29 (9%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This book is a totally fresh approach to observing birds in southern Africa. It affords you the opportunity to gather previously inaccessible and indecipherable information in the form of tracks and signs left behind by our avifauna. The book explores the unique details of the spoor, or tracks, of many species of birds. This is done in multiple ways including by observing their droppings, examining their feeding behaviour as well as their general nesting structures.

It’s remarkable how tracks and signs in nature help you to enrich your knowledge of bird species, providing knowledge as straightforward as the shape of the individual nests of our various species of weaver, or the ability to recognise and understand the role of a drum-site in the life of a bearded woodpecker, or even being able to see the subtle signs of a cardinal woodpecker on the various acacia pods which host its larval food.

Louis Liebenberg has generously provided some sketches of spoor he has made for his own publications, making these clear schematics available to assist with identification. Skulls, feathers, beaks and egg shells are also occasionally encountered, and a few examples of these will be included, as they also tell a story of a bird which has passed by. This approach to southern Africa’s birdlife will add tremendously to how we experience our wonderful avifauna.

Birding In South Africa's National Parks (Paperback): Rob Little Birding In South Africa's National Parks (Paperback)
Rob Little; Photographs by Maans Booysen
R195 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R34 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This is the first book dedicated to birding in South Africaís national parks. The 19 featured national parks are grouped within the four biogeographic regions Ė northern, arid, frontier and Cape regions. The book offers a concise introduction and summary of birding within each park.

Pertinent and interesting facts about where to find birds, including the top 10 birds of each park and a description of general habitats, are presented in a readable fashion. Over one hundred photographs illustrate some of the special birds found in the parks. Of the 700 regularly seen terrestrial species in South Africa, at least 640 can be found in the 19 national parks, with 13 of the 15 species endemic to South Africa and another 19 of the 20 species endemic to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Bird species commonly found in each park are listed at the back of the book.

Birding In South Africa's National Parks will be a worthy addition to the bookshelves of bird enthusiasts, particularly birders and ecotourists visiting South Africa from across the world.

Garden Birds in Southern Africa - Attract, Identify, Enjoy (Paperback): Duncan Butchart Garden Birds in Southern Africa - Attract, Identify, Enjoy (Paperback)
Duncan Butchart 4
R250 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R50 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This guide profiles 101 garden birds likely to be found in gardens across southern Africa, informing readers about what to look and listen for, and where and when. It is also an inspirational guide to creating a bird-friendly garden that is also a reservoir of biodiversity, wherever you are in the region.

With an attractive layout and multiple colour images, it offers the following:

  • Descriptions and photos of 101 garden birds
  • How to get to know your local species, their feeding, breeding, calls and general behaviour
  • How to design your garden to attract the widest range of birds and other wildlife
  • The best plants and structures to provide food and shelter for birds
  • Detailed lists of recommended trees, shrubs, climbers, aloes and grasses
Birds Of KwaZulu-Natal And Their Zulu Names (Paperback): Adrian Koopman, Roger Porter, Noleen Turner Birds Of KwaZulu-Natal And Their Zulu Names (Paperback)
Adrian Koopman, Roger Porter, Noleen Turner
R250 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R65 (26%) In stock

Accompanied by superb photographs, this ground-breaking book is the first practical field guide to record the Zulu names of bird species commonly found in KwaZulu-Natal. Where one name was previously used to describe a number of birds belonging to the same genus (i.e. ukhozi for most eagles), the need existed to give species specific names.

The authors hope this book will be used to inspire a greater interest, awareness and protection of the avifaunal heritage of KwaZulu-Natal. It is vital for the heritage of all South Africans that these names are recorded and made widely available. Noleen Turner, a passionate birder and honorary research professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, in collaboration with Prof Adrian Koopman and Roger Porter, led this seven-year project, together with 18 expert Zulu bird guides from various parts of KwaZulu-Natal.

The recording, derivation and crafting of these names has been a lengthy but fascinating process. Turner notes that the project has included not only the consideration of biodiversity management, but also the pursuit of social ecology, the long neglected but crucial ‘people’s’ aspect of conservation. She said when it came to Zulu names for birds, they had to fill in the gaps, and of the 550 species analysed, some were confirmation of well-known names, such as inkazwi for the fish eagle; some were selected from the most commonly known names such as inkankane for the hadeda ibis. Some names were redirected: for example, the name for the Brown-headed Kingfisher indwazela became the generic name for all kingfishers (ndwaza referring to the motionless position while waiting for prey).

Other new names were coined based on appearance, calls, behaviour and distribution such as isankawu (the bird whose call sounds like a vervet monkey) for the Southern Pochard, or umacutha derived from the Zulu word cutha (meaning to draw the body tense) as the generic name for herons, which perfectly describes the bird’s behaviour before it lunges at its prey.

Guide To Seabirds Of Southern Africa (Paperback): Peter Ryan Guide To Seabirds Of Southern Africa (Paperback)
Peter Ryan
R220 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R44 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Seabirds hold a special place in the hearts of birders, not least because of the challenge of getting to grips with a group of birds that is largely inaccessible, and living in an often hostile habitat. Guide to Seabirds of Southern Africa is the first book focusing exclusively on the nearly 1,000 birds that occur around the southern African coastline and adjacent Southern Ocean.

This book is primarily an identification guide, but the author also includes information about these birds’ fascinating biology and behaviour. The text is richly supported with photographs, as well as distribution maps for all the birds. A detailed introduction covers, among other topics, seabird origins, havens, feeding, breeding and conservation, as well as how best to watch and photograph these enigmatic birds.

Guide to Seabirds of Southern Africa is an authoritative, first-of-its-kind, essential, volume for birders’ libraries.

Zulu Bird Names And Bird Lore (Paperback): Adrian Koopman Zulu Bird Names And Bird Lore (Paperback)
Adrian Koopman
R560 R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Save R105 (19%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In this book, Adrian Koopman describes the complex relationship between birds, the Zulu language and Zulu culture. A number of chapters look at the underlying meaning of bird names, and here we will find that the Zulu name of the Goliath Heron means ‘what gives birth to baby crocodiles’, the dikkop (umbangaqhwa) means ‘what causes frost’, and the African Hoopoe is a party-goer who wears a colourful blanket.

The book goes further than just Zulu names, exploring the underlying meanings of bird names from other South African languages and languages from Central and East Africa. Here we find birds with names that translate as ‘cool-porridge’, ‘kiss-banana-flower’ and ‘waiter-at-the-end-of-the furrow’.

A focus on Zulu traditional oral literature details the roles birds have played in Zulu praise poetry (including the praise poems of certain birds themselves) and in proverbs, riddles and children’s games. Also considered is traditional bird lore, examining the role played by various species as omens and portents, as indicators of bad luck and evil, as forecasters of rain and storm, and as harbingers of the seasons. Here we see that the Bateleur Eagle (ingqungqulu) is linked to war, the Southern Ground Hornbill (insingizi) to thunder and heavy rain, the Red-chested Cuckoo (uphezukokhono) to the start of the ploughing season, and the Jacobin Cuckoo (inkanku) to the start of summer.

Zulu Bird Names and Bird Lore discusses the Zulu Bird Name Project, a series of Zulu bird name workshops held between 2013 and 2017 with Zulu-speaking bird guides designed to confirm (or otherwise) all previously recorded Zulu names for birds, while at the same time devising new names for those without previously recorded names. The result has been a list of species-specific names for all birds in the Zulu-speaking region. Finally, the book turns to the role such new bird names can play in conservation education and in avi-tourism.

Sasol VoŽls van Suider-Afrika (Met Skandeer Strepieskodes Vir VoŽlroepe) (Afrikaans, Paperback, 5de Hersiene Uitgawe): Ian... Sasol VoŽls van Suider-Afrika (Met Skandeer Strepieskodes Vir VoŽlroepe) (Afrikaans, Paperback, 5de Hersiene Uitgawe)
Ian Sinclair, Phil Hockey, Warwick Tarboton, Niall Perrins, Dominic Rollinson, …
R370 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R105 (28%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Die vyfde uitgawe van Sasol VoŽls van Suider-Afrika is tans volledig bygewerk deur die deskundige skrywerspaneel, met bykomende bydraes van twee nuwe voŽldeskundiges. Hierdie omvattende topverkopergids is grootliks verbeter en sal beslis sy plek behou as een van die mees betroubare veldgidse in Afrika.

Belangrike kenmerke van die nuwe uitgawe:

  • Meer as 800 nuwe illustrasies
  • Skandeer en speel voŽlroepe deur die gratis aflaaibare toep te gebruik
  • Omvattende hersiening (met mees onlangse spesierekords), verspreidingskaarte en plaatbyskrifte
  • Nuwe toevoegings van bydraende skrywers
  • Omvattende dekking van die streek se voŽls
Featherings - True Stories In Search Of Birds (Hardcover): Vernon R.L. Head Featherings - True Stories In Search Of Birds (Hardcover)
Vernon R.L. Head
R250 R207 Discovery Miles 2 070 Save R43 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This remarkable collection of birding stories, written by some of our most intrepid bird observers, will convert a new generation of South African ornithologists and watchers of wilderness. Birds and their names sing from the pages; owls, Shoebills, sandgrouse, Hooded Pittas, Rhinoceros Hornbills, Brown Kiwis, Rock Doves, Cape Eagle Owls, Greater Flameback woodpeckers, Inaccessible Island Rail, Superb and Beautiful Sunbird, Violet Turaco and the African Crowned Eagle. Contributors include: David Allan, Mark D. Anderson, Mark Brown, Callan Cohen, Susie Cunningham, W. Richard J. Dean, Morne du Plessis, Vernon RL Head, Alan Kemp, David Letsoalo, Rob Little, John Maytham, Adam Riley, Peter Ryan, Claire Spottiswoode, Peter Steyn, Peter Sullivan, Warwick Tarboton, Mel Tripp and Ross Wanless. All author royalties will be donated to the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology to support ongoing ornithological research.

Sasol Checklist Of Birds In Southern Africa (Paperback, New Edition): Sasol Checklist Of Birds In Southern Africa (Paperback, New Edition)
R50 R40 Discovery Miles 400 Save R10 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

An enduring and popular resource, this handy publication lists all the birds to be seen in the region and provides a simple way of recording where and when you have spotted them.

Pocket-sized for ease of use, it offers:

  • Cross-referencing to the new Sasol Birds of Southern Africa (fifth edition)
  • Six columns for multiple recordings at six different localities
  • Up-to-date names for all southern African birds
  • Endemic and threat status for all birds

This revised, updated checklist will be sought after by the region’s twitchers at all levels.

Millie Marotta's Beautiful Birds and Treetop Treasures - A colouring book adventure (Paperback): Millie Marotta Millie Marotta's Beautiful Birds and Treetop Treasures - A colouring book adventure (Paperback)
Millie Marotta 3
R345 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R119 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The new book by the author of the Sunday Times bestseller, Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom. Enter Millie's wonderful world of treetop treasures and discover the birds nesting and flying high up in the treetops, and the myriad creatures found among the branches. The enchanting illustrations to colour in range from birds such Major Mitchell's cockatoo and rose robins, to the magnolia warbler, silver-eared mesia and whiskered treeswift. As well as the beautiful birds of the world, Millie's intricate designs show the more unusual creatures residing in the treetops, such as the Amazonian milk frog, the sugar glider or the tree-kangaroo. Millie's inimitable style is treasured by thousands around the world and in this new, exciting book there are all sorts of creatures and fauna waiting to be coloured in, from tiny insects to winged beasts and scaled reptiles to buds and blossoms. The world's rainforests, woodlands and thickets are teeming with life and this book guarantees hours of relaxation and colouring fun.

Stan Tekiela's Birding for Beginners: South - Your Guide to Feeders, Food, and the Most Common Backyard Birds (Paperback):... Stan Tekiela's Birding for Beginners: South - Your Guide to Feeders, Food, and the Most Common Backyard Birds (Paperback)
Stan Tekiela
R390 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Save R75 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Find Joy in the Beauty and Wonder of Birds Birding is among the most popular outdoor activities-especially in the South, where hundreds of different bird species can be seen and observed. Now is the perfect time to join the fun and let our feathered friends astonish and inspire you. Award-winning author, naturalist, and wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela has written best-selling bird identification guides for every Southern state. In Stan Tekiela's Birding for Beginners: South, he provides the information you need to become a skilled birder in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, east Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, east Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. The first section of the book presents "how to" information. Learn the basics of bird feeders. Get to know your birdseed. Create a bird-friendly yard-and even make your own bird food with do-it-yourself recipes. The book's second section is an identification guide, featuring 54 Southern birds that are most likely to be seen at your backyard feeder or near your home. The species are organized by color, making it simple to identify what you see. If you spot a yellow bird, go to the yellow section to discover what it is. Each bird gets a full-page photograph with notations about key field marks, or identification characteristics. The full-color photos are paired with information ranging from the bird's nest and eggs to favorite foods, as well as Stan's fascinating naturalist notes. Give birding a try, and get started with the guidance of an expert. You'll be amazed by how much joy birds can bring, and you'll have a lifetime to enjoy them.

Sasol Oorsiglys Van VoŽls In Suider-Afrika (Afrikaans, Paperback, Nuwe Uitgawe): Sasol Oorsiglys Van VoŽls In Suider-Afrika (Afrikaans, Paperback, Nuwe Uitgawe)
R50 R40 Discovery Miles 400 Save R10 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Al lank ’n gewilde hulpbron, die nuwe, opgedateerde Oorsiglys van VoŽls in Suider-Afrika is nou beskikbaar. Dit bevat ’n lys van al die voŽls wat in die streek te sien is, en bied ’n eenvoudige metode om aan te dui waar en wanneer jy hulle waargeneem het.

In gerieflike sakformaat bied dit:

  • Kruisverwysings na die nuwe Sasol VoŽls van Suider-Afrika (vyfde uitgawe)
  • Ses kolumme vir veelvuldige waarnemings op ses verskillende plekke
  • Jongste name van alle Suider-Afrikaanse voŽls
  • Endemiese en bedreigingstatus

Sal verwelkom word deur die streek se voŽlkykers wat hulle waarnemings in Afrikaans wil nasien en opteken.

Birds - Ornithology and the Great Bird Artists (Hardcover): Roger Lederer Birds - Ornithology and the Great Bird Artists (Hardcover)
Roger Lederer
R895 R574 Discovery Miles 5 740 Save R321 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Birds, devout birder and ornithologist Roger J. Lederer celebrates the heyday of avian illustration in 40 artists' profiles, beginning with the work of Flemish painter Frans Snyders in the early 1600s and continuing through to contemporary artists like Elizabeth Buttersworth, famed for her portraits of macaws. Stretching its wings across time, taxa, geography, and artistic style - from the celebrated realism of American conservation icon John James Audubon, to Elizabeth Gould's nineteenth-century renderings of museum specimens from the Himalayas, to Swedish artist and ornithologist Lars Jonsson's ethereal watercolours - this book is a cornucopia of art and artists as diverse and beautiful as their subjects.

Stan Tekiela's Birding for Beginners: Midwest - Your Guide to Feeders, Food, and the Most Common Backyard Birds... Stan Tekiela's Birding for Beginners: Midwest - Your Guide to Feeders, Food, and the Most Common Backyard Birds (Paperback)
Stan Tekiela
R390 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Save R75 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Find Joy in the Beauty and Wonder of Birds Birding is among the most popular outdoor activities-especially in the Midwest, where hundreds of different bird species can be seen and observed. Now is the perfect time to join the fun and let our feathered friends astonish and inspire you. Award-winning author, naturalist, and wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela has written best-selling bird identification guides for every Midwestern state. In Stan Tekiela's Birding for Beginners: Midwest, he provides the information you need to become a skilled birder in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The first section of the book presents "how to" information. Learn the basics of bird feeders. Get to know your birdseed. Create a bird-friendly yard-and even make your own bird food with do-it-yourself recipes. The book's second section is an identification guide, featuring 55 Midwestern birds that are most likely to be seen at your backyard feeder or near your home. The species are organized by color, making it simple to identify what you see. If you spot a yellow bird, go to the yellow section to discover what it is. Each bird gets a full-page photograph with notations about key field marks, or identification characteristics. The full-color photos are paired with information ranging from the bird's nest and eggs to favorite foods, as well as Stan's fascinating naturalist notes. Give birding a try, and get started with the guidance of an expert. You'll be amazed by how much joy birds can bring, and you'll have a lifetime to enjoy them.

Stan Tekiela's Birding for Beginners: Northeast - Your Guide to Feeders, Food, and the Most Common Backyard Birds... Stan Tekiela's Birding for Beginners: Northeast - Your Guide to Feeders, Food, and the Most Common Backyard Birds (Paperback)
Stan Tekiela
R390 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Save R75 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Find Joy in the Beauty and Wonder of Birds Birding is among the most popular outdoor activities-especially in the Northeast, where hundreds of different bird species can be seen and observed. Now is the perfect time to join the fun and let our feathered friends astonish and inspire you. Award-winning author, naturalist, and wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela has written best-selling bird identification guides for almost every Northeastern state. In Stan Tekiela's Birding for Beginners: Northeast, he provides the information you need to become a skilled birder in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The first section of the book presents "how to" information. Learn the basics of bird feeders. Get to know your birdseed. Create a bird-friendly yard-and even make your own bird food with do-it-yourself recipes. The book's second section is an identification guide, featuring 54 Northeastern birds that are most likely to be seen at your backyard feeder or near your home. The species are organized by color, making it simple to identify what you see. If you spot a yellow bird, go to the yellow section to discover what it is. Each bird gets a full-page photograph with notations about key field marks, or identification characteristics. The full-color photos are paired with information ranging from the bird's nest and eggs to favorite foods, as well as Stan's fascinating naturalist notes. Give birding a try, and get started with the guidance of an expert. You'll be amazed by how much joy birds can bring, and you'll have a lifetime to enjoy them.

Stan Tekiela's Birding for Beginners: Rocky Mountains - Your Guide to Feeders, Food, and the Most Common Backyard Birds... Stan Tekiela's Birding for Beginners: Rocky Mountains - Your Guide to Feeders, Food, and the Most Common Backyard Birds (Paperback)
Stan Tekiela
R390 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Save R75 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Find Joy in the Beauty and Wonder of Birds Birding is among the most popular outdoor activities-especially in the Rocky Mountain states, where hundreds of different bird species can be seen and observed. Now is the perfect time to join the fun and let our feathered friends astonish and inspire you. Award-winning author, naturalist, and wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela has written best-selling bird identification guides for almost every state. In Stan Tekiela's Birding for Beginners: Rocky Mountains, he provides the information you need to become a skilled birder in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, northern Nevada, northern Utah, and Wyoming. The first section of the book presents "how to" information. Learn the basics of bird feeders. Get to know your birdseed. Create a bird-friendly yard-and even make your own bird food with do-it-yourself recipes. The book's second section is an identification guide, featuring 55 birds of the Rockies that are most likely to be seen at your backyard feeder or near your home. The species are organized by color, making it simple to identify what you see. If you spot a yellow bird, go to the yellow section to discover what it is. Each bird gets a full-page photograph with notations about key field marks, or identification characteristics. The full-color photos are paired with information ranging from the bird's nest and eggs to favorite foods, as well as Stan's fascinating naturalist notes. Give birding a try, and get started with the guidance of an expert. You'll be amazed by how much joy birds can bring, and you'll have a lifetime to enjoy them.

Penvere (Afrikaans, Paperback): Morne du Plessis Penvere (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Morne du Plessis
R48 Discovery Miles 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Penvere is 'n versameling rubrieke deur die voelkenner Morne du Plessis wat enigeen - hetsy agtertuinduifbewonderaar of kranige ornitoloog - breed sal laat glimlag. In hierdie bundel word met 'n fyn oog en 'n skerp sin vir humor gekyk na die sonderlinge gedrag en gewoontes van verskeie Suid-Afrikaanse voelspesies, waarvan die meerderheid selfs aan die leek bekend behoort te wees. Van die hadida en die lemoenduif tot die mossie, koekoek en bosloerie - elke spesie bestaan in 'n unieke verhouding tot die natuur - en besit 'n magdom eiesoortighede wat soms nie veel van menslike gedrag verskil nie. Met sy pittige aanslag en skerp waarnemeingsvermoe, dwing die skrywer die leser om saam met hom verwonderd te raak oor die boeiende wereld van voels wat rondom hom bestaan, die natuur is te kosbaar en te breekbaar om dit huis toe te bring.

Field guide to shorebirds of South Africa (Paperback): Roy Cowgill, Stephen B. Davis Field guide to shorebirds of South Africa (Paperback)
Roy Cowgill, Stephen B. Davis
R195 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R34 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Do you have a large `Wader'-sized gap in your bird knowledge? Roy Cowgill and Stephen Davis will help you fill in those gaps and will soon have you identifying South Africa's shorebirds with confidence and ease. This unique new guide will help identify the more common waders (shorebirds) in South Africa and will appeal to both experienced birders and novices. Using classification, characteristics and behaviour, and based on an 8-point identification framework, the reader is guided through the stages of identification of shorebirds. The book gives visual clues to both plovers and sandpipers through silhouettes and plumage patterns showing their relative size as a key to identification, as well as photos with key species characteristics. Also included are descriptions of habitats, tables showing seasonality, abundance and distribution.

Birds of Cuba - A Photographic Guide (Paperback): Arturo Kirkconnell, Patricia E. Bradley, Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet Birds of Cuba - A Photographic Guide (Paperback)
Arturo Kirkconnell, Patricia E. Bradley, Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet
R730 R563 Discovery Miles 5 630 Save R167 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

- The first photographic field guide for the birds of Cuba - Includes all 378 recorded species - Updated status and distribution taxonomy Cuba is home to a diverse avifauna, rich with endemic species. The island is also home to a range of regional scarcities and acts as an important stopping point for migrants as they cross the Caribbean. This comprehensive photographic guide provides full coverage of every species on the Cuban list. The images have been carefully selected to show key features, while the concise text is designed to aid field identification, providing essential information on aging and sexing, voice, similar species, habitat, and behavior. Each species account includes a map showing distribution on the island and is accompanied by notes on world range and status in Cuba. Packed with spectacular images, this book is the definitive guide to the avifauna of Cuba and an essential companion for any bird-watcher or naturalist visiting this beautiful and bird-rich island.

Budgerigars 2021 Wall Calendar (Calendar): Avonside Publishing Ltd. Budgerigars 2021 Wall Calendar (Calendar)
Avonside Publishing Ltd.
R282 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R52 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Cockatiels 2021 Wall Calendar (Calendar): Avonside Publishing Ltd. Cockatiels 2021 Wall Calendar (Calendar)
Avonside Publishing Ltd.
R282 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R52 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
African Greys 2021 Wall Calendar (Calendar): Avonside Publishing Ltd. African Greys 2021 Wall Calendar (Calendar)
Avonside Publishing Ltd.
R282 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R52 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Oklahoma Winter Bird Atlas (Paperback): Dan L Reinking Oklahoma Winter Bird Atlas (Paperback)
Dan L Reinking
R1,052 R842 Discovery Miles 8 420 Save R210 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Beautifully illustrated with color photographs, maps, graphs, and tables, the Oklahoma Winter Bird Atlas offers ornithologists and amateur birders alike a wealth of easy-to-read information about the status of bird species in Oklahoma. A companion to the Oklahoma Breeding Bird Atlas, this landmark volume by biologist Dan L. Reinking provides a detailed portrait of more than 250 species, from the oft-spotted Red-tailed Hawk, Dark-eyed Junco, and Northern Flicker to the rarely seen Blue-headed Vireo, Cassin's Finch, and Verdin. The atlas - one of the first of its kind for winter birds - uses a combination of species accounts, grouped by scientific order, and illustrations to provide a systematic inventory of winter bird distribution across Oklahoma's counties. Each species account includes a photograph of the featured bird in winter plumage, along with a brief description outlining the times of year it appears in the state, its habitat, its distribution across the state's counties, and its behavior. Maps indicate surveyed locations in which the species was spotted, while charts and tables further describe the bird's abundance. The data compiled in this volume represent the work of more than 75 volunteers who conducted bird counts in both early and late winter for the George M. Sutton Avian Research Center. The data span five winters, 2003 to 2008, and 577 blocks of land. Comprehensively researched and thoughtfully presented, the Oklahoma Winter Bird Atlas will prove an invaluable resource for evaluating trends in bird populations that change over time due to such factors as urban expansion, rural development, and climate change.

Nightjars, Potoos, Frogmouths, Oilbird, and Owlet-nightjars of the World (Hardcover): Nigel Cleere Nightjars, Potoos, Frogmouths, Oilbird, and Owlet-nightjars of the World (Hardcover)
Nigel Cleere
R1,035 R818 Discovery Miles 8 180 Save R217 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A comprehensive photographic guide to the 135 species of the world's nightjars, potoos, frogmouths, oilbird and owlet-nightjars.

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