ROBERTS NESTS AND EGGS OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN BIRDS

Warwick Tarboton has been known within birding circles for many years as an outstanding ornithologist, wildlife writer and photographer with a passion for birds and more recently  for dragonflies and damselflies.

Front Cover of Roberts Nests and Eggs of Southern African Birds by Warwick Tarboton

Roberts Nests and Eggs, Warwick Tarboton, Front Cover

Originally published as an introductory  guide to the nests and eggs of Southern African birds in 2001, the latest version provides a far more comprehensive and illustrative biological guide with an expanded photographic content embracing the nesting habits of over 720 of the sub-region’s breeding birds.

As such it constitutes an essential companion to any one of the many field guides available in South Africa for birders seeking information beyond the key diagnostic features of birds observed in the field.

Such added information goes a long way in expanding the enjoyment of an initial sighting and answers many of the questions associated with the breeding cycle relating to time of year, nest type and favoured situation, egg colouration, clutch size, incubation periods and the brood parasites and their hosts.

Available in a durable and practical plastic field guide type cover, with text directly opposite the many full colour illustrations covering the nests and eggs, followed by plates depicting the eggs themselves within each of the principal bird families.

This long awaited comprehensive reference is a ‘must buy’ for any birder with a desire to know more about our resident birds and their cycles of breeding behaviour. It comes highly recommended and is on sale now through any of the larger book stores and on-line service providers.

Detail in Roberts Nests and Eggs of Southern African Birds by Warwick Tarboton
Comparative eggs in Warwick Tarboton’s new ‘Nests and Eggs’
Roberts Nests and Eggs of Southern African Birds by Warwick Tarboton

Example of detail in Roberts Nests and Eggs of Southern African Birds

One Response to ROBERTS NESTS AND EGGS OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN BIRDS

  1. Kristi says:

    I am not a bird-watcher, per se, but very observant when new birds show up in town. I believe I see a pair of the birds pictured on the cover of this book in South Germany where I live. Will be rushing down to try to get a photo of them tomorrow. Have never ever seen any birds like this in Germany and wonder if it is possible that they would have come here from Africa? Excuse the stupid question from a curious novice…

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