Authors: Leslie H. Brown, Emil Urban and Kenneth Newman
This volume is the first of a set of eight which cover the entire avifauna of Africa - one of the most varied and interesting in the world.
While many regional guides to African birds exist before it, this was the first comprehensive guide to the bird life of the continent as a whole, including North Africa and Madagascar.
The entire set covers all species of birds found in Africa, including migrants from the Palearctic and vagrants.
Resident birds are described in full detail, with sections on their range and status, description, field characters, voice, general behaviour, food and breeding biology.
Visitors are also given extensive coverage, with emphasis on their status and behaviour within Africa.
These volumes are acclaimed as the authority on the avifauna of Africa.
The quality of the text and the beauty of the plates will assure them pride of place on the shelves of ornithologists and birders everywhere for years to come.
Indeed, anyone with an interest in natural history or ecology will find here a source of much interest and enjoyment.