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VELD Birds of Southern Africa: The complete photographic guide

This comprehensive field guide contains almost 2000 stunning colour photographs of all species of birds recorded in southern Africa to date. The VELD Birds of Southern Africa is an essential companion, whether you're out in the field or on the couch at home. 

It is written by various writers, renowned wildlife photographers, and experienced birders like Burger Cillié, Niel Cillié, Phil Penlington, Trevor Hardaker and Karin Wiesler.

  • Entries focusing on identification, behaviour, possible confusion and habitat
  • At-a-glance information on each species
  • Brand-new, colour-coded distribution maps reflecting each bird’s status and abundance
  • Full-length and quick indexes

If you're new to birding or looking to expand your knowledge, this is the perfect book for you.

VELD Birds of Southern Africa: The complete photographic guide

Burger Cillie, Trevor Hardarek, Karen Wiesler, Niel Cillie and Phil Penlington

VELD Birds of Southern Africa: The complete photographic guide incorporates the latest photographs, and research and atlas information on, all species of birds recorded in southern Africa to date. This comprehensive field guide contains almost 2 000 beautiful colour photographs, as well as:

  • The latest information on all 991 bird species in southern Africa
  • concise entries focusing on identification, behaviour, possible confusion and habitat, along with differences in sex, age, colour morphs and subspecies
  • At-a-glance information on each species’ size, food, status and sociality
  • Brand-new, colour-coded distribution maps reflecting each bird’s status and abundance
  • Full-length and quick indexes
  • An App providing bird calls and additional photographs of plumage variations.

Burger Cillié is a prize-winning wildlife photographer with more than thirty years experience. The author and co-author of more than fifteen books regularly lecture on southern African birds and wildlife.

Niel Cillié is a widely published wildlife and bird photographer. He is a graphic designer and author at Game Parks Publishing with a special interest in raptors.

Phil Penlington is an experienced birder and bird photographer, the co-founder of bird pics.co.za and an active participant in BioChat.

Trevor Hardaker is one of SA’s most experienced birders. He is the chairman of the BLSA National Rarities Committee and owns and runs the Southern African Rare Bird News email alert service.

Karin Wiesler is an avid birder and bird photographer with a degree in Environmental Management and a qualification from the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa.

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