Following the success of My First Book of Southern African Birds, Volume 2 introduces a further 58 fascinating birds found at the seashore, rivers and lakes, in grasslands and forests, and also in suburban gardens. Striking full-colour illustrations are accompanied by brief descriptions in four languages, and there are visual clues to diet, nest, footprint and each bird’s relative size. This book will appeal to southern Africa’s younger readers and inspire an interest in birds and the natural world.
Ancient Greeks, Romans, Europeans, places, colours, parts of the body and much more are hidden behind strange sounds and words. We try to unveil this fascinating world and at the same time we aim to inspire love for the endangered natural world and the incredible world of human languages.
African Birds: Fun Facts and Fantastic Photos for Kids! Learn About African Animals What are birds? How many different species of birds are in the world? What are bird Habitats? How many species of birds can be found in Africa? What is the meaning behind the color of birds? These and more questions will be answered with the help of this book. The birds in Africa come in all shapes and sizes. There are birds that are bigger than a person and birds that are no bigger than a few inches. "African Birds: Fun Facts and Fantastic Photos for Kids! Learn About African Animals," kids will surely have fun learning about these beautiful birds and will be taught to appreciate them a lot more. In this book, you will learn about: How long Birds have been around? What animal does scientist believe birds came from? What determines the shape of a bird's beak? Why some birds can't fly? How many species of birds in African cannot be found anywhere else? Which bird is popular for the being the biggest living species of birds right now? What bird is known as the largest scavenging bird in South Africa? What bird gets their color from the shrimp and algae they eat? What bird is called the Jesus bird? Which bird is considered a symbol of peace in Africa? Which bird is the symbol for the Egyptian God Thoth? How many words the African Grey Parrot can learn? How different bird species are known to help each other? Which bird have the biggest eggs in the world? The book is also filled with fun, weird, and little-known facts about African birds and birds in general. Plus, kids will also enjoy seeing full-color photos of African Birds doing different things. This way, it will be easier for them to understand the life of birds!
This commemorative edition of Newman's Birds of Southern Africa at once updates a classic and pays tribute to one of the region's best-loved birding authors, the late Kenneth Newman. With the support of bird expert Faansie Peacock, the author's daughter, Vanessa Newman, has thoroughly revised, updated and expanded this new edition to reflect the latest avian research. Its range includes the birds of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho and Mozambique, as well as those from the southern seas. A hands-on, practical guide for birders at all levels, it offers: * a familiar, user-friendly format * colour coding of major bird groups * bold cross-referencing between text and images * accurate paintings of each bird as it is seen in the field * diagnostic features labelled on illustrations * clear, informative introduction This updated edition of Newman's Birds of Southern Africa celebrates the life-long work of Ken Newman and the dedication with which he served the birding community of southern Africa, from novices to seasoned birders. It will be a treasured volume for many years to come.
The Horn of Africa has the highest endemism of any region in Africa, and around 70 species are found nowhere else in the world. Many of these are confined to the isolated highlands of Ethiopia and Eritrea, but a large number of larks specialise in the arid parts of Somalia and adjoining eastern Ethiopia, whilst the island of Socotra has its own suite of endemic species. The region is also an important migration route and wintering site for many Palearctic birds. This is the first field guide to the birds of this fascinating region, and a companion to Birds of East Africa by two of the same authors. Over 200 magnificent plates by John Gale and Brian Small illustrate every species that has ever occurred in the five countries covered by the guide, and the succinct text covers the key identification criteria. Special attention is paid to the voices of the species, and over 1000 up-to-date colour distribution maps are included. This long-awaited guide is a much-needed addition to the literature on African birds and an essential companion for birders visiting the region.
Roberts Geographic Variation of Southern African Birds, an illustrated version of aspects dealt with under the subject of Geographic Variation in the large handbook tome Roberts - Birds of Southern Africa 7th ed. Worldwide, this is the first field guide to attempt to comprehensively illustrate the varied plumages that are exhibited by the regions birds. Although sometimes a camouflage and defence mechanism against predation, many other factors contribute to plumage variation and it is hoped that this guide will stimulate the readers interest in this complex subject so that we can further our knowledge on various subspecies, a concept that was brought to the fore a little over 100 years ago. The colour maps (courtesy Guy Upfold), are a guide to the distribution of the subspecies; included too are the meaning of scientific names (Etymology). This information, together with 105 annotated plates illustrated by the exceptional talent of Ingrid Weiersbye, makes this guide essential for both beginner, and expert birders.