Maclean, Gordon Lindsay. Illustrated by Kenneth Newman and Geoff Lockwood.
Title ROBERTS' BIRDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA.
Publisher John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town, 1985, 5th edition, second printing.
Seller ID 25164
848 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0620076814 "This completely rewritten 5th edition brings the text fully up to date to the end of April 1984. Illustrating 891 species of birds in full colour, it incorporates a vast amount o f new information as well as a number of special new features: two colour plates of species new to the southern Africa list; many completely new plates by Geoff Lockwood and Kenneth Newman, painted especially for this edition; extended and updat e d t ext sections on identification; several dichotomous keys and other aids to bird identification for beginners; new enlarged distribution maps in colour, showing at a glance whether a bird is resident (green), breeding migrant (blue) or nonbree di ng mi grant (yellow); sonagrams of most vocalizations to aid interpretation of birdcalls, all fully explained in the Introduction; revised and corrected bird names in English, Afrikaans and eight African languages; rainfall and vegetation maps i n c olo u r; abbreviated text references to important works published on particular species or families of birds." Small bump at bottom of spine and at top edg of front board, minor soiling on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkl ing with a fe w tiny tears, light rubbing and scattered light line indentations, large crease on rear flap. Very Good/Very Good-