Safari Sketchbook: A Bird Painter's African Odyssey
This is a collection of watercolours and sketches from some of the field trips undertaken to produce illustrations for the Birds of Africa series. Much of the material comes from several trips to Tanzania and Kenya, on some of which mist-netting enabled forest birds to be studied and drawn in the hand. There are also accounts of visits to Uganda, Cameroon and Ethiopia.
The text, based on the author's notebooks and journals provide anecdotes, 'incidents of the route', descriptive passages with a little poetry, and some history which enhances the underlying ornithological research.
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