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Garden Birds of Southern Africa

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Checklist of Garden Birds of Southern Africa lists almost two hundred birds that are commonly attracted to South African gardens. It is arranged alphabetically by genus, from Apalis to Wryneck, with notes that identify endemic and near-endemic species. It provides the common English name, the common Afrikaans name and the Latin binomial for every species, as well as Roberts numbers, the bird’s size and its preferred food – the latter two categories being particularly helpful for identification. In addition to our popular cross-reference table which helps locate birds with ‘new’ names (such as Greenbul / Bulbul), and helps find birds with familiar common names (such as the Red-chested Cuckoo, much better known as Piet-my-vrou), Garden Birds provides an Afrikaans/English list of all species to facilitate a location search for birds that we know by names such as ‘mossie’, ‘kakelaar’ and ‘kiewiet’.

Orders of ten or more checklists will qualify for free courier delivery.

  • Convenient pocket-sized format with sturdy PVC protective sleeve
  • Colourful, visually appealing presentation
  • Meticulously researched from authoritative sources
  • Thoughtfully organized to make it easy to find species
  • Contents list with full-colour section coding in Top Sightings in Kruger National Park and Selected Birds of Southern Africa
  • Latest versions of birds’ names
  • Birds’ name-changes: Unique cross-referencing to names formerly used – ‘old’ and ‘new’ Roberts names
  • Top Sightings in Kruger National Park includes The Big Five (mammals), The Little Five, and The Big Six (birds).
  • Top Sightings in Kruger National Park includes IUCN Red List Conservation Status for all mammals, and mammal populations.
  • Top Sightings in Kruger National Park includes information about the relative toxicity of snake species.
  • Roberts numbers are given in all the bird-specific Checklists.
  • Garden Birds of Southern Africa includes also Latin binomials, and cross-referencing between Afrikaans and English birds’ names.
  • Wordsmiths Nature is deeply committed to wildlife conservation. We support a highly effective rhino protection operation. For every Checklist sold we donate R 5-00 to help fund field work and the prosecution of poachers and rhino-horn agents.
Weight 100 g

1 review for Garden Birds of Southern Africa

  1. Garth

    Amazing pocket size field guide! An absolute must for nature lovers 💚

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