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Kirstenbosch Birds & Other Wildlife

ISBN 
9781775843641
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R90.00
Published 
August 2015
About the book: 
This compact guide to the birds and other wildlife of the National Botanical Garden at Kirstenbosch identifi es a range of the more visible creatures found here. Targeted at both regulars and new visitors to the gardens, this book raises awareness of the rich and diverse animal community, the most conspicuous of which are the birds.
 
It provides visitors with information on the behaviour, diet and breeding biology of 88 bird species, and the vivid photographs make for easy identification. There is also a summary of the mammals, reptiles, amphibians and other animals found in the gardens. Alongside guides to the flora, this pocket-sized and easy-to-use booklet is the ideal companion for visitors to Kirstenbosch.
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About the Author
Peter Ryan is Director of the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at the University of Cape Town. He is a keen bird photographer and has travelled widely in pursuit of birds. He is also the author and co-author of several books on birds and on Subantarctic Islands.
 
Prof. Peter Ryan was awarded A-rating scientist status by the National Research Foundation in December 2016. This is the highest accolade in the NRF’s rating system to rank researchers in the country. An A-rating implies an international leader in the field. The FitzPatrick Institute has never boasted an A-rated Director before and Peter is also the first A-rated ornithologist in South Africa.

 

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