Ornithology for Africa by Gordan Lindsay MacLean 1990
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Ornithology for Africa by Gordan Lindsay MacLean with line drawings by Olive Anderson
Soft Cover 1990
This is the first book on ornithology to focus on the southern hemisphere using African examples. Ornithology for Africa has been specially written for users on the southern side of the equator.
This book is based on a series of lectures on the biology of birds, which the author has presented over the years to adult audiences throughout southern Africa.
The highly readable text is aimed at the informed layperson as well as at the senior undergraduate student. The style allows the lay reader not only to learn about birds, but to enjoy ornithology as a pastime or even as a more serious occupation.
The nine chapters cover the origin of birds, flight, feeding adaptations, zoogeography, ecology, migration, behaviour and breeding biology.