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Jonathan Scott's Safari Guide to East African Birds

by Scott, Jonathan and Angela

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(Nairobi: Kensta, 2006). 245 x 190 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 159, incl. index; map; colour photographs. Wrappers very slightly rubbed. Very good condition. "Jonathan Scott's Safari Guide to East African Birds describes over 270 species in 60 families, providing information on Identification, Voice, Habitat, Habits, Food and Nest. Examples of notable exceptions to generalized family characteristics are given, as… Read more
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(Johannesburg: Southern African Ornithological Society, 1989) 0620141409. Illustrations by Duncan Butchart. 219 x 154 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. (xii) + 163, incl. index; line drawings. Wrappers a bit rubbed and foxed; edges foxed. Good condition. "The history behind the naming of the bird species in southern Africa reveals interesting aspects of the experiences of the early naturalists and explorers of… Read more
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$35.74
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(Cape Town: David Philip, 1983) 090839666X. Illustrations by Graeme Arnott. 8vo; original turquoise cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xx + (xx) + 429, incl. index. Trace of foxing to endpapers and edges. Very good condition. "This is the authoritative work on an important and interesting group of birds. M. K. Rowan… Read more
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$12.15
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Heavens of Africa

by Halstead, Lisa (artist), and David Elliot Wien (author)

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9780620397926
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(Cape Town: Crossbow Books on behalf of LifeLine, 2007) 9780620397926. Oblong 4to; laminated pictorial boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper illustrations; pp. 160; beautiful full-colour artwork; distribution maps; some colour photographs. Fine condition. "There are many beautiful books that have been written about South African birds. This one is very special because the illustrations have been artistically created… Read more
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(Cape Town: Africa Geographic, 2006) 0620364297. 280 x 210 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 96, incl. index; lavishly illustrated with full-colour photographs.; some adverts. Fine condition. "Best of Southern African Birds captures our region's diverse and abundant birdlife in striking visuals accompanied by succinct, captivating descriptions. It celebrates both our abundant bird population and photographic excellence." .… Read more
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Waders of Southern Africa

by Hockey, Phil (author), with Clare Douie and Andrew Barlow (illustrators)

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9780947430450
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(Cape Town: Struik Winchester, 1995) 0947430458. Phil Hockey passed away on the 24th of January, 2013. 4to; original blue boards, lettered in silver gilt on spine and upper cover; laminated pictorial dustwrapper and matching laminated pictorial slipcase; pp. 288, incl. index; lovely full-colour plates, with accompanying distribution maps, line drawings and life histories of each of the shorebirds considered.… Read more
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image of The Great Bird Illustrators and their Art 1730-1930

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(London: Hamlyn, 1979) 0600314758. 4to; original dark brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; tinted top edge; pp. 176, incl. index; portraits; full-page colour ornithological illustrations (recto) with descriptive text to facing page (verso). Dustwrapper a little edgeworn and rubbed, partially sunned, and foxed to reverse side; a little spotting to edges. Very good condition,… Read more
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(Cape Town, Fernwood Press, 1996) 1874950156. Folio; original olive green boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 240, incl. index; profusely illustrated with full-colour photographs. Fine condition. "Well-known ornithologist Peter Steyn has devoted a lifetime to studying birds in all parts of the subcontinent, spending many hours observing and photographing them in the field, meticulously noting their habits and idiosyncrasies,… Read more
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Southern African Birds. A Photographic Guide

by Sinclair, Ian, and Ian Davidson

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9781868257850
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(Cape Town, Struik, 1995) 1868257851. 4to; laminated pictorial boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 304, incl. index; over 1000 colour photographs; distribution maps. Fine condition. "A stunning and valuable addition to any bird-book collection and an indispensable photographic guide to birds of the region, Southern Africa Birds: A Photographic Guide represents a notable advance in bird identification guides. … Read more
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(London: Hamlyn, 1980) 0600382273. Presentation inscription signed 'Bryan' (presumably the author) to half-title. Squarish 8vo; original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine; price-clipped laminated pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. 224, incl. index; generously illustrated with photographs in full colour and monochrome, line drawings, diagrams and maps. Extremities of dustwrapper spine panel very slightly rubbed. Very good… Read more
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(Cape Town: Struik, 2004) 177070761. Small oblong 4to; laminated pictorial boards; pp. 80; colour sketches. Earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper. Fine condition. "Cooking for Birds will provide hours of fun for both children and adults who are interested in attracting birds to their gardens. It includes helpful hints and practical recipes that will… Read more
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(Cape Town: Nasionale Boekhandel, 1966). 8vo; original khaki cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; no dustwrapper; pp. (viii) + 145, incl. index; colour plates. Cloth a little mottled; bumps to top fore-corners of boards; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper; occasional moderate foxing. Good condition. Afrikaans text. "Wat verlang word, is 'n taamlik eenvoudige… Read more
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(Liss: Hampshire Breeders and Books, 2003) 1903995051. 206 x 136 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 270 + (i), incl. index; photographs in full colour and monochrome; tables. Little used. Near fine condition. "Many parrots reproduce very freely in aviaries but there are a number of problems associated with rearing cockatoos, some of which result from the nervous… Read more
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The Birds of Natal and Zululand

by Clancey, P. A.

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(Edinburgh and London: Oliver & Boyd, 1964). Large 8vo; original green cloth; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xxxiv + 511, incl. index; colour frontis., and forty-one colour plate illustrations of birds, after the author's paintings; seventeen photographic plate illustrations of habitat; large, folding map at rear. Dustwrapper somewhat edgeworn, soiled and torn, with archival tape repairs to reverse, and penned plate… Read more
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(Sloane Park: Sable, 1982) 0620062606. Large 8vo; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; original rexine over boards; endpaper map; pp. xviii + 230; colour photographs in text, illustrating each of the species described. Trace of foxing to endpapers and reverse of dustwrapper. Very good condition. In his foreword, J.M. Winterbottom says of this book: "It fills a real gap… Read more
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(Cape Town: Avian Demography Unit / Kimberley: Northern Cape Department of Tourism, Environment and Conservation, 2006) 0799223069. 210 x 148 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. (iv) + 92; line drawings; map. Scuffs to upper cover and to tail of spine. Good condition. "The Orange River, the lifeblood of the Northern Cape, flows into the sea at this corner… Read more
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The Birds of Natal and Zululand

by Clancey, P. A.

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(Edinburgh and London: Oliver & Boyd, 1964). Large 8vo; original green cloth; price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xxxiv + 511, incl. index; colour frontis., and forty-one colour plate illustrations of birds, after the author's paintings; seventeen photographic plate illustrations of habitat; large, folding map at rear. Excellent dustwrapper a little rubbed on lower panel; donor's book label to front free… Read more
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(The American Ornithologists' Union, 1939-1999). Broken run of this renowned ornithological journal: there are three issues from 1939-40, and the sequence resumes from January 1953, and is virtually continuous thereafter. 189 journals, bound in original wrappers, plus an index volume for the years 1981-1990. The format is 235 x 155 mm until October 1976, and 257 x 174… Read more
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Birds of Prey

by Brown, Leslie

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(London: Chancellor Press, 1997) 785152732X. Squarish 8vo; laminated pictorial boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 256, incl. index; profusely illustrated with diagrams and photographs, several of which in colour. Slight bumps to top fore-corners of boards. Near fine condition. "Dr Leslie Brown's book, Birds of Prey, provides a unique survey of the world's diurnal raptors. This magnificent… Read more
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image of Where to Watch Birds in the Orange Free State. A guide to some good birdwatching areas in the O.F.S. / Waar om voëls in die Oranje-Vrystaat waar te neem. 'n Gids tot sekere voëlryke areas in die O.V.S.

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(Bloemfontein: Orange Free State Ornithological Society, no date). 205 x 148 mm; saddle-stitched pictorial wrappers; pp. (i) + 47; locality maps; species checklist. Wrappers very slightly sunned. Very good condition. Text largely in English, and partially in Afrikaans. "This booklet will introduce you to eight areas of the Free State which are all easily accessible to… Read more
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