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The new Roberts Bird Guide: A valuable addition to any birder’s library

Robert's Bird GuideJacana Media is proud to present Roberts Bird Guide: 2nd Edition by Hugh Chittenden, Greg Davies and Ingrid Weiersbye:

Published by The John Voelcker Bird Book Fund

Covering nearly 1 000 species found in southern Africa (south of the Cunene and Zambezi rivers), this revised edition of Roberts Bird Guide features stunning new artwork treating seasonal, age and sexual
differences in approximately 240 annotated colour plates, updated distribution maps, breeding and seasonality bars and concise but informative species texts dealing not just identification but aspects of biology such as food and voice.

This new guide should be a valuable addition to any birder’s library.

All photographs by Hugh Chittenden except where otherwise acknowledged.

About the authors

Hugh Chittenden has over 50 years birding experience in the region. His ornithological interests have taken him to many remote places on the African continent and elsewhere in the world. Hugh received an honorary Doctorate degree for contributions to Ornithology in 2012, has a passion for bird photography and is author of numerous bird guides in the southern African region. He is Chairman of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund.

Greg Davies has been passionate about birds and natural history since a young age. Following in Austin Roberts’s footsteps, Greg was Curator of Ornithology at the Transvaal (Ditsong) Museum, Pretoria from 2010 to 2016 and travelled widely in southern Africa and beyond to study birds. Prior to that appointment, Greg was Curator of Entomology at the Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg. Now resident in California, USA, he continues to maintain his interest in Afrotropical Ornithology.

Ingrid Weiersbye grew up in Zimbabwe, a country where the natural beauty shaped her deep interest in, and love for all aspects of nature. Ingrid has painted professionally and exhibited extensively for 38 years, working in acrylic and oils from her studio in Hilton, KZN. She travels widely, particularly in the rest of Africa to acquaint herself and photograph subject matter. Ingrid is a Trustee of the JVBBF, for which she has illustrated for the past 12 years.

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