Face to Face: The Mammals and Birds of Southern Africa
Presenter: Tom Stephenson
Location: Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch at Grand Army Plaza
Southern Africa is home to a huge range of stunning and unique birds and mammals.
Tom Stephenson, author of The Warbler Guide book and app, will show pictures taken during his recent trip to Namibia and South Africa. Come see a range of birds including stunning Sunbirds, colorful rarities like Rockjumpers and Rockrunners, raptors, cranes, kingfishers, barbets, albatross, penguins, Spurfowl, Korhaan, Bustards, Bee-eaters, Mousebirds, Waxbills, Canaries, Scrub-robins, Robin-chats, Prinia, Camaroptera, Larks, Pipits,and, of course, warblers...(warning...they are mostly brown...!)
A full range of mammals will be also be on display, along with a scary, 2-minute-long recording Tom made of a lion's midnight sequence of territorial roars. There will also be photos of the some of the local pastoralists, panoramas of the oldest desert in the world, the Namib; and some of southern Africa's unique ecosystems, including the Fynbos, with the highest number of plant species on the plane.