Roberts Bird Guide - 2nd Edition

Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:16 pm

Last November when I was in SA, I got myself a copy of Roberts Bird Guide - 2nd Edition

Am really imppressed
It is a standard field guide to the birds of SA, and so much more.
Drawings of all species, and some photos. Descriptions, distribution maps etc, all the usual
But then there is also good comparitive info/diagrams of similar species, and hard to id species.

Even if one has the "standard guides" (Sasol, Newmans etc), this one is well worth getting

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Re: Roberts Bird Guide - 2nd Edition

Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:26 pm

Sounds good! \O

Re: Roberts Bird Guide - 2nd Edition

Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:13 am

I thought there had been multiple editions already, Dzombs! :shock:

Does it still have the Newman drawings?

Re: Roberts Bird Guide - 2nd Edition

Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:28 am

I've got the 1st Edition and according to the credits Newman didn't do any of the illustrations. However, it was only published in 2007 and I'm sure Roberts has definitely been around a lot longer than that. -O-

Re: Roberts Bird Guide - 2nd Edition

Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:32 am

I did some investigating and found this one which was published in 1940 but it wasn't called "Roberts". \O

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Re: Roberts Bird Guide - 2nd Edition

Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:08 pm

Mine is from 1982, revised by Mclachlan! :twisted:

Re: Roberts Bird Guide - 2nd Edition

Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:00 pm

The Roberts guides have chnaged from the format used in the 1982 (prob those before, after) with the plates followed by pages of text.
To the format used now.

I also have the large coffee table tome