African Raptors (Helm Identification Guides) (Hardcover)
Africa has the most diverse range of raptors of any continent, with almost a third of the world's species occurring in the region. This comprehensive new book examines all of these species in impressive detail, emphasizing their field identification. A full range of plumages is illustrated for each species, with each plate usually covering only two species.
The specially commissioned artwork has been painted by raptor enthusiast Rob Davies. The authoritative text treats the identification of both perched and in-flight birds and covers all major plumages and morphs. These texts are accompanied by up-to-date range maps and many fabulous color photographs from some of the world's leading bird photographers. This new book will be an essential reference for all those with an interest in raptors and especially in African raptors.
Bill Clark is an acknowledged authority on raptors. He has published many papers about raptors and is the author of several books covering the raptors of Europe, North America and Central America.
Rob Davies has lived for much of his life in southern Africa and has long had a special interest in raptors. A scientist by training and a Ph.D. under his belt, he is also an accomplished artist.