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African Bird Books Recommendation (1 Viewer)


I'm about to buy some books on African Birds, and I see that there are many.
Is there a general consensus of the best books on African Birds???
I'm prepared to purchase East, West, South, and North if that is the best way to do it.

I'm interested in your recommendations.

For southern Africa I recommend Birds of Southern Africa by Sinclair, Hockey & Tarboton. It is also available as an app as Sasol eBirds of Southern Africa.
I can give two that are very good.

1. Roberts bird guide - Hugh Chittenden
2.Birds of AFRICA south of the Sahara - Ian Sinclair & Peter Ryan
Africa - Birds of Africa south of the Sahara by Sinclair / Ryan published by Struik

East Africa - Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa by Stevenson / Fanshawe published by Poysner

East Africa - Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman/Turner/Pearson published by Helm/Princeton

West Africa - Birds of West Africa by Barrow / Demey published by Helm/Princeton (there is a handbook and a fieldguide version)

South Africa - Birds of South Africa by Sinclair published Sasol
Birds of the Horn of Africa by Redman

The above guides are of the highest standard and the best for the respective areas.

Additionally there are smaller regional or country guides such as the Guide to the Birds of The Gambia by Barlow/Wacher

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