Gamebirds of Africa by Rob Little – a must-have book for bird enthusiasts and anyone with an interest in nature and conservation
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Gamebirds of Africa: Guineafowls, Francolins, Spurfowls, Quails, Sandgrouse and Snipes by Rob Little is out in March from Jacana Media.
Rob Little has updated this definitive field guide on the gamebirds of Africa. This detailed full-colour handbook includes everything needed to identify and get to know the 89 species that fall into six groups: guineafowls and Congo Peafowl (7 species) francolins and partridges (33 species), spurfowls (26 species), quails (3 species), sandgrouse (13 species) and snipes and Eurasian Woodcock (7 species). This now includes recently published research which has elevated two new spurfowl species, one new francolin genus and 13 new francolin species.
Gamebirds of Africa offers key information about the distribution, habits, breeding and conservation status of each species. Striking photographs show the appearance, characteristic features, and behavioural activities of each bird.
Gamebirds of Africa will be a useful addition to the bookshelves of bird enthusiasts and anyone with an interest in nature and conservation, throughout Africa and across the rest of the world.
The publication of this book was made possible through the generous funding of the Wild Bird Trust and the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town.
About the author
Rob Little attained a PhD on the behavioural ecology, management and utilisation of the Grey-winged Francolin from the University of Cape Town. Before that, he was a forester and warden of the Cathedral Peak mountain catchment reserve in the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg. Between 1988 and 1997, Rob coordinated the Gamebird Research Programme at the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, UCT. Rob was the conservation director at WWF South Africa between 1997 and 2008, and played a significant role in the establishment and expansion of the Namaqua, Table Mountain and Tankwa national parks. In 2009 he was appointed manager of the DSTNRF Centre of Excellence at the Fitztitute, where he manages the research activities that use Birds as Keys to Biodiversity Conservation.