LATEST!! 'The Birds of Zambia. An Atlas and
Handbook' by RJ Dowsett, DR Aspinwall, and F Dowsett-Lemaire.
Published by Tauraco Press. The long awaited atlas has finally been
published. An essential companion to any field guide, full of useful
information on where and when to see birds. It also contains a history
of Zambian ornithology, a description of the biogeography, habitats and
conservation issues, and data on ringing recoveries.. Available
from the NHBS in the UK or from Kachelo at Leopards Hill Road.
Tauraco Research Report 9 - A Contribution to
the Ornithology of Zambia' This is a companion publication to
'The Birds of Zambia' by Dowsett et al
(2008). The contents are as follows:
This is a free pdf - available from the Zosmail2010
- The resident birds of Zambia: additional data
on distribution and status by R.J.Dowsett.
- Palaearctic migrants in Zambia by R.J. Dowsett
- Intra-African migrants in Zambia by R.J.Dowsett
& P.M. Leonard
- Annotated lists of the birds of Zambia's
national parks by R.J. Dowsett & P.M.Leonard
- Recent additions to the bird checklists of
Zambian Important Bird Areas by P.M. Leonard
'Birds of Africa South of the Sahara'
by Ian Sinclair and Peter Ryan is an adequate field guide for Zambia,
with illustrations and maps for all species. However, as the maps are
drawn on a continent wide scale, they are neccessarily coarse and miss
the finer details of distribution within Zambia. In addition, many of
the illustrations, especially those of birds only occurring north of
the Zambezi, do not do the birds justice, and the taxonomy used often
does not agree with more authorative texts, such as The Birds of
Zambia. First published in 2003. Available in Lusaka bookstores.
'Birds of Africa South of the Sahara, Second
by Ian Sinclair and Peter Ryan. See previous description. This edition,
published in 2010, has 5000 new images. Available in Lusaka bookstores.
'The Complete photographic Field Guide of
Southern Africa' by Ian Sinclair and Peter Ryan is the most
comprehensive collection of southern African bird photographs yet
published. Published in 2009. Available in Lusaka bookstores.