Birds of Botswana


Author: Peter Hancock,Ingrid Weiersbye

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691157170

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 9552

Here is the ultimate field guide to Botswana's stunningly diverse birdlife. Covering all 597 species recorded to date, Birds of Botswana features more than 1,200 superb color illustrations, detailed species accounts, seasonality and breeding bars, and a color distribution map for each species. Drawing on the latest regional and national data, the book highlights the best birding areas in Botswana, provides helpful tips on where and when to see key species, and depicts special races and morphs specific to Botswana. This is the first birding guide written by a Botswana-based ornithologist and the only one dedicated specifically to Botswana. Portable and easy to use, Birds of Botswana is the essential travel companion for anyone visiting this remarkable country. Covers all 597 species of birds found in Botswana, including subspecies and color variants specific to Botswana Features more than 1,200 color illustrations—with more than one illustration for species where the sexes and ages differ Includes detailed species accounts, seasonality and breeding bars, and color distribution maps Draws on the latest bird data and the expertise of leading birders in Botswana

Birds of Botswana


Author: Ken Newman

Publisher: Southern Book Pub of South Africa

ISBN: 9781868127405

Category: Social Science

Page: 68

View: 524

This is a field guide to the common birds of Southern Africa. Ken Newman has selected over 280 species that the visitor to Botswana is most likely to see while travelling in any part of the country. It contains updated species descriptions with subheadings which guide readers to the information they are looking for, such as status, description, call, behaviour, habitat and distribution. A full checklist of all 550 species that occur in Botswana is cross-referenced with Newman's Birds of Southern Africa and there is an alphabetical index of bird groups. Tips on birdwatching in Botswana are also provided, along with the author's own illustrations of the various species.

Birds of Botswana

Ostrich, List of Birds of Botswana, Common Waxbill, Lesser Flamingo, African Fish Eagle, Greater Flamingo, Goliath Heron, Lesser Sw


Author: Source Wikipedia


ISBN: 9781230516677


Page: 34

View: 7677

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Ostrich, List of birds of Botswana, Common Waxbill, Lesser Flamingo, African Fish Eagle, Greater Flamingo, Goliath Heron, Lesser Swamp-warbler, Trumpeter Hornbill, Cut-throat Finch, Banded Martin, Zebra Waxbill, Cape White-eye, Bronze Mannikin, African Quailfinch, Winding Cisticola, Red-faced Cisticola, Bar-throated Apalis, White-backed Mousebird, Magpie Mannikin, Sabota Lark, Fawn-coloured Lark, Jameson's Firefinch, Locustfinch, Monotonous Lark, Desert Cisticola, Blue-breasted Cordon-bleu, Red-headed Finch, Shaft-tailed Whydah, Orange-winged Pytilia, Bradfield's Hornbill, Slaty Egret, Purple Indigobird, Black-cheeked Waxbill, Common Grenadier, Brown Firefinch. Excerpt: This is a list of the bird species recorded in Botswana. The avifauna of Botswana includes a total of 593 species, of which 4 have been introduced by humans, and 100 are rare or accidental. 8 species are globally threatened. This list's taxonomic treatment (designation and sequence of orders, families, and species) and nomenclature (common and scientific names) follow the conventions of Clements's 5th edition. The family accounts at the beginning of each heading reflects this taxonomy, as do the species counts found in each family account. Introduced and accidental species are included in the total counts for Botswana. The following tags have been used to highlight certain relevant categories. The commonly occurring, native, species do not fall into any of these categories. Order: Struthioniformes. Family: Struthionidae The Ostrich is a flightless bird native to Africa. It is the largest living species of bird. It is distinctive in its appearance, with a long neck and legs and the ability to run at high speeds. Great Crested GrebeOrder: Podicipediformes. Family: Podicipedidae Grebes are small to medium-large sized freshwater diving birds. They have...

Historical Dictionary of Botswana


Author: Barry Morton,Jeff Ramsay

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538111330

Category: History

Page: 506

View: 7048

This fifth edition of Historical Dictionary of Botswana contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Bird Atlas of Botswana


Author: N.A

Publisher: University of Kwazulu Natal Press

ISBN: 9780869808955

Category: Nature

Page: 319

View: 843

It is with thanks to the unstinting efforts of a small team of workers in Botswana (Africa), and to the meticulous keeping and analysis of records by the author, that ornithologists and conservationists have a work which will serve as a baseline of bird distribution. The Bird Atlas of Botswana summarizes the records collected. The information is introduced by an extensive and well-researched introductory set of chapters covering the ornithology, geology, botany, and geomorphology of Botswana. This sets the scene for the distribution maps which follow, showing not only the distribution in Botswana, but also seasonal abundance and movements there, as well as the distribution of each species throughout Africa.


Okavango Delta, Chobe, Northern Kalahari


Author: Chris McIntyre

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841623085

Category: Travel

Page: 518

View: 2105

A safari in northern Botswana takes the traveller to a wilderness populated almost exclusively by wildlife. Here are the predators and their prey; here, too, are the elephants, the hippos and the astonishing birdlife of the Okavango Delta. This third edition of Bradt's Botswana Safari Guide: Okavango, Kalahari, Chobe Desert provides unrivalled coverage of the region's wildlife, environment and history, as well as a thorough evaluation of when, where and how to go. Accommodation options for all budgets - from lodges to camps and hotels - are fully revised and updatedChris McIntyre is a director of a UK travel company specialising in southern Africa. He travels regularly throughout the region, including extended trips to Botswana.

Historical Dictionary of Botswana


Author: Fred Morton,Jeff Ramsay,Part Themba Mgadla

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810864045

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 4234

The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Botswana_through its chronology, introductory essay, appendixes, map, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, institutions, and significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects_provides an important reference on this burgeoning African country.