The Birds of Prey of Southern Africa is the showcase for the wonderful paintings of birds of prey by the late Claude Gibney Finch-Davies. It is ninety years since this talented artist, of world standard, died tragically.His life and the circumstances surrounding his death are described in a brief biography contained in the book.
He illustrated all the birds of prey, including owls, known in southern Africa at the beginning of the twentieth century---and only eight other species have been discovered since that time. He depicted the various plumages as they occur with great accuracy and detail so that this collection provides a fine reference source.
The text, by Dr. Alan Kemp of the Transvaal Museum in Pretoria, is a narrative account of each species known in southern Africa, extracting the essence of their biology and of birds of prey in general. It relies on the masterly illustrations to document details of colour and structure, the functions and adaptations of which are discussed in the text. Superb artwork and readable text combine to provide an enjoyable reference work about this impressive group of birds, many of which are suffering at the hand of man.
.Hardback with Dustcover-Numbered 961 of standard subscriber's edition.Frontispiece with 339 pages text with colour plates and supporting data. Fine.
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