The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

The Black Eagle - A study

Cover of The Black Eagle - A study

Author: Valerie Gargett

Paintings: Graeme Arnott

Sketches: Robert Davies

Number of pages: 279

Year published: 1990

Edition: 1st

Published by: Acorn Books CC


ISBN: 0 620 11915 2

The Wildebeest reviews "The Black Eagle"

The Wildebeest reviewing a book

This magnificent book holds a special place in my heart as it focuses on the Black Eagle, known nowadays as the Verreaux's Eagle, population in the Matobo Hills in Zimbabwe. I spent many enjoyable days in the Matobo’s during my youth. Those were fantastic times!

Whenever I pick up this book to read, I am always amazed that an author can fill over 270 pages with information about one species of bird. Think about it for a moment!

The "Black Eagle - A study" was written by Valerie Gargett and was published in 1990. The comprehensive information in it took 21 years to accumulate and consisted of 12,000 written records by volunteers who assisted in the project.

The book is beautifully produced and is filled with photographs as well as paintings by Graeme Arnott and sketches by Robert Davies. The text provides comprehensive information on the majestic Black Eagle but is easy to follow.

Peter Steyn, an accomplished author himself, commented that "this destined to be hailed as one of the finest monographs ever written on a bird of prey." and he was correct.

If you are keen to obtain a copy of this publication, then keep an eye on Bidorbuy or other online marketplaces as copies do become available every now and then.

Some of the subjects in this publication

Verreauxs Eagle - Page: 1


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