Authors: C. Hilary Fry, Stuart Keith and Emil K. Urban (Eds.)
The Birds of Africa is the first handbook to describe all the birds of the African continent in one series.
These volumes have received worldwide acclaim for their clear, concise presentation of material and the excellent quality of the color plates, which vividly illustrate the African avifauna.
The third volume completes the coverage of the non-passerines, dealing with all species occurring on the continent - residents and visitors alike - in the following familes: parrots, turacos, cuckoos, owls, nightjars, swifts, colies, kingfishers and their allies, and woodpeckers and their allies. All are illustrated, and all known biological information is included.
As in Volume 2, invited experts thoroughly describe each species under a comprehensive set of headings.