This spectacular field guide includes all resident, breeding and migrant species found in Greater Southern Africa.
Comprising of South Africa, Lesotho, eSwatini (formerly named Swaziland), Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia, Greater Southern Africa is a vast region home to a truly extraordinary diversity of avifauna.
The latest in the Helm Field Guide series, Birds of Greater Southern Africa describes all 1,170 regularly occurring species that are likely to be encountered in the region, from the Wandering Albatross to the Pennant-winged Nightjar. Featuring 272 colour plates by three of the world’s leading bird illustrators, this practical guide also includes concise species accounts describing key identification features, status, range, habitat and voice; distribution maps for each species are also included.
Fully illustrated throughout, this is an essential reference guide for anyone visiting or living in this wildlife-rich area.
Taxonomy and Nomenclature
Seasonality, Nomadism and Migration
Landscapes, Topography and Habitats
Sites and Conservation
How to Use This Book
Conservation, Citizen Science and Local Knowledge
Appendix 1: Complete Checklist of Birds Southern Ocean Island Groups
Appendix 2: Endemic, Breeding Endemic and Near Endemic Species of Greater Southern Africa
Appendix 3: Threatened Species of Greater Southern Africa