Covering nearly 1,000 species found in southern Africa (south of the Cunene and Zambezi rivers), this 570 page revised edition of Roberts Bird Guide features stunning new artwork detailing seasonal, age and sexual differences in approximately 240 annotated colour plates, updated distribution maps based on current SABAP data, breeding and seasonality bars and concise but informative texts dealing not only with identification but aspects of biology such as food and voice. Will be available in both hard and soft cover editions.

Biologically interesting photos have been placed where there is space, a first for illustrated bird guides in the region. New additions to the southern African list (post 2005) have been placed on separate plates at the back of the guide, as well as 20 illustrated species that could potentially be recorded as vagrants to the region, all recorded just north of the Zambezi and Kunene rivers.