The Birds of Africa


The Birds of Africa

BROWN, Leslie, et al

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This will be the first comprehensive guide to the bird life of the continent as a whole, including North Africa. This (five) volume set covers all species of birds found in Africa, including migrants from the Palearctic and vagrants. Resident birds are described in full detail, with sections of their range and status, description, field characters, voice, general behaviour, food and breeding biology. Visitors are also given extensive coverage, with emphasis on their status and behavior within Africa--Universally recognized as by far the most authoritative and comprehensive work ever published on the birds of Africa. Acoustic references by Claude Chappuis (Vol. II-IV). Foreword of Vol. I by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1982-1997
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: Yes
  • Jacket Condition: Good
  • Details:
    5 vols.: xiii, 521; xvi, 552; xvi, 611; xiii, 609; xix, 669 p. 32 cm. 160 colour plates by Peter Hayman (Vol. I) and Martin Woodcock and many b&w line drawings by Ian Willis (Vol. II-IV) and many maps. Brown cloth hardcover with gold lettering. Dustjackets clean and bright, a bit of fading at the spines. Bookplate on front free endpaper of each volume.

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