Roberts Bird Guide - Kruger National Park

Published in December 2008

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The John Voelcker Bird Book Fund is proud to publish Roberts Bird Guide – Kruger National Park which complements the Implats Roberts Bird Guide covering all the birds of the southern African sub-region.

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This comprehensive guide targeting KNP’s birds and those of the adjoining lowveld region of Mpumalanga Province features dynamic new multi-coloured distribution maps produced by Guy Upfold with information supplied by Ian Whyte. The adjacent calendar bars show full and peak breeding seasons for birds of the north-eastern regions of southern Africa. Additionally, this guide gives information on food, behaviour, breeding strategies and in some cases, their estimated population status in the park. 91 annotated plates illustrated by 7 of Southern Africa's finest bird artists facilitate identification. Also included are useful colloquial names in 9 other languages, while the interpretation of scientific names (Etymology) makes for fascinating reading.

Whether expert or beginner in the field of birding, this invaluable guide is sure to maximise your experience in the Kruger National Park.

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Hugh Chittenden Hugh Chittenden has over 40 years birding experience in the region and his ornithological interests have taken him to many remote places on the African continent and elsewhere in the world. Hugh has a passion for bird photography and is the author of Top Birding Spots in Southern Africa and author of the Roberts Bird Guide. He is currently Chairman of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund.
Ian Whyte Ian Whyte spent 37 years living and working in the Kruger National Park (KNP).  He has had a lifelong interest in birds and for 14 years he acted in the capacity of ornithologist in KNP, though his main function was as Biologist studying large mammals, especially elephants.  He co-authored an earlier (1991) field guide to the birds of KNP and has made several other contributions to scientific and popular bird books and journals.  He has now retired and lives in Graskop.
Guy Upfold

Guy Upfold was not only responsible for all plate layout, design and creation of distribution maps, but his assistance with many other aspects in the production of this guide has been invaluable. Guy is a renowned bird photographer and has had many of his photographs published in popular works.