FEATURING - Roberts’s Nests & Eggs of southern African birds by Warwick Tarboton.

Posted on November 23, 2020

The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:

Roberts’s Nests & Eggs of southern African birds by Warwick Tarboton.

Southern Africa has an exceptionally diverse avifauna with no less than 730 species known to breed in that part of Africa lying south of Zambezi and Kunene rivers. The array of birds and the diversity to be found in their nesting habits is astonishing – the world’s largest bird (Ostrich) breeds here, as does the bird (Sociable Weaver) that builds the largest nest in the world. This book provides a detailed and comprehensive guide to the nesting habits of each of these in concisely written species-by-species accounts. The birds, their nests and eggs are illustrated with over 2500 colour photographs from 87 contributing photographers.

Access: https://UnivofPretoria.on.worldcat.org/oclc/768779536

This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library, and is part of our Africana (ZA) Collection.

The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.

- Author Sonto Mabena and Nikki Haw

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