BOOK: Best LBJ guide2013-03-18 (342)
Peacock F. 2012. Chamberalin's LBJs. The definitive guide to southern Africa's Little Brown Jobs. Mirafra Publishing
From the website:
This is the most detailed book to identify southern African Little Brown Jobs. This excellent guide is full of identification tips, figures, charts, tables and keys. For pipits, warblers and bishops there are also identification guides for birds in the hand (the wing formula for bishops is based on a paper in Bokmakierie 1986, 38: 13-17) and the data is 1 sample per species - more wing formula measrements are needed). This book is highly recommended for bird watchers at any level, and even for ringers.
All the southern African weavers are included, although some of the easier-to-idenity species are in the Appendix with an illustration and identification paragraph - these are Red-billed Buffalo Weaver, Thick-billed Weaver, Olive-headed Weaver, Spectacled Weaver, and Scaly-feathered Finch.
See here for more previews.
See here to purchase a copy.
Literature as featured in Weaver Watch news items