BookLovers of Bath

Beautiful books… for beautiful people…

A Field Guide to the Birds of East and Central Africa - J. G. [John George] Williams

Collins, 1977, Hardback.
Condition: Very Good.

Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “The birds. This is the first field guide to the birds of Africa from Rhodesia to the Red Sea. Over 450 species are described and illustrated: all the birds that a tourist is most likely to find, and also those of the rarer species that are most conspicuous in appearance, flight or voice.

The text gives details of plumage, size voice, flight, habitat and distribution of the main species and there are notes on field identification for a further 324 allied species together with their distribution for the entire African continent.

The plates, accurately and brilliantly painted by the author and Rena Fennessy, illustrate every species described in the text — 179 in colour, 280 in black and white — using the famous Peterson identification system.”

Foreword or introduction by Roger Tory Peterson. Size: 7¾" x 5¼". Pictorial boards. 288 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.