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Australasian Eagles and Eagle-like BirdsArtist/Author: Debus, Stephen.
Eagles are awe-inspiring birds that have influenced much human endeavour. Australia is home to three eagle species, and in Melanesia there are four additional endemic species. A further three large Australian hawks are eagle-like. Eagles, being at the top of the food chain, are sensitive ecological barometers of human impact on the Earth’s ecosystem services, and all of the six Australian species covered in this book are threatened in at least some states (one also nationally). Three of the four Melanesian tropical forest endemics are threatened or near-threatened. In Australasian Eagles and Eagle-like Birds, Dr Stephen Debus provides a 25-year update of knowledge on these 10 species as a supplement to the Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds (‘HANZAB’) and recent global treatises, based partly on his own field studies. Included are the first nest or prey records for some Melanesian species. This book places the Australasian species in their regional and global context, reviews their population status and threats, provides new information on their ecology, and suggests what needs to be done in order to ensure the future of these magnificent birds.
Australasian Eagles and Eagle-like Birds is an invaluable resource for raptor biologists, birdwatchers, wildlife rescuers and carers, raptor rehabilitators and zookeepers.
A naturalist’s guide to the birds of the Philippines.Artist/Author: Tanedo, Maia et al.
This easy-to-use identification guide covers the 280 bird species most commonly seen in the Philippines. Perfect for resident and visitor alike, high quality photographs are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, length, plumage, distribution, habits and habitat. The introduction covers geography, climate, habitat types, biogeography, the main sites for viewing the listed species and tips for identifying birds in the field. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the birds of the Philippines encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific names as well as vernacular names, and its global status.
Birds of South-East Asia: concise edition.Artist/Author: Robson, Craig.
This handy concise edition covers the identification, voice, habitat, behaviour and range of all the 1270 species and distinctive subspecies of this magnificent bird-rich region. The authoritative text is accompanied by over 140 full-colour plates painted by a range of expert artists and covering major plumage variations. Birds of South-East Asia is a complete field and reference guide to the birds of Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. It also covers a wide range of species found in the Indian subcontinent, China, Taiwan, Sumatra, Java, Bali, Borneo and the Philippines. See also regular edition [stock id 37684].
Birds of South-east Asia.Artist/Author: Robson, Craig.
This classic field guide is the definitive volume on South-east Asia’s birdlife. This award-winning book, which was first published in 2000, was fully updated in 2008 to include 76 new species for the region that were recent new discoveries for science, taxonomic ‘splits’ or had been recorded there for the first time. This comprehensive field guide covers all of the 1,327 species recorded in the region and each has been fully illustrated. Updated in 2008, this edition has many new artworks and 16 more colour plates than the original guide, and the text has been meticulously updated to take in all the most recent information. The vast diversity of South-East Asian birdlife attracts increasing numbers of birdwatchers each year. Covering Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Peninsular Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia, this unique and indispensable guide covers in detail the identification, voice, breeding, status, habitat and distribution of all the species and distinctive subspecies of the region. It also covers a wide range of species found in the Indian subcontinent, China, Taiwan, Sumatra, Java, Bali, Borneo and the Philippines. See also concise edition [stock id 38151].
Birds of Cambodia: an annotated checklist.Artist/Author: Goes, Frederic.
The Birds of Cambodia: An Annotated Checklist is a landmark publication that stems from 12 years of ornithological surveys and observations, coupled with six years of collation and review of all available records. The Birds of Cambodia exhaustively documents the entire bird fauna of Cambodia and identifies all bird species of national conservation concern. As such, it provides an authoritative basis for a national red data book and future conservation legislation.
The Birds of Cambodia consists of three parts and includes 48 colour plates illustrating major habitats, conservation threats and over 80 bird species photographed in the wild in Cambodia. The introduction describes the country’s natural geography, major habitats, protected areas, ornithological history and survey coverage, then goes on to review conservation successes and challenges and provide guidance for novice birdwatchers.
A systematic section forms the heart of the book and presents peer-reviewed accounts for the 598 bird species currently confirmed for Cambodia. The accounts synthesize latest knowledge on seasonal occurrence, abundance, distribution and habitat, including notes on breeding and conservation. English, Latin, French and Khmer names, including transliteration, are provided for each Species. Detailed reviews of records are also provided for rarities and all species of conservation concern, together with a proposed national conservation category.
Several appendices complete The Birds of Cambodia. These include a reference checklist for Cambodian birds, tables of nationally threatened species and potential future species additions, census results for globally threatened species and a geographical gazetteer.
All proceeds from sales of The Birds of Cambodia will be used to build awareness and capacity for bird conservation among young Cambodians.
A naturalists’ guide to the birds of China: Southeast China, including Shanghai.Artist/Author: Yang, Liu, Yong Ding Li and Yu Yat-tung.
This easy-to-use identification guide to the 280 bird species most commonly seen in Southeast China is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from the region’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers geography and climate, vegetation, opportunities for naturalists and the main sites for viewing the listed species. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the birds of Southeast China encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, IUCN status as at 2011.
Phillipps’ field guide to the birds of Borneo: Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan.Artist/Author: Phillipps, Quentin and Karen Phillipps.
Published to great critical acclaim in 2009 and with a second edition in 2011, this is a fully revised and updated edition of the most user-friendly field guide to the birds of Borneo, covering Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei, and the Indonesian states of Kalimantan. The book gives descriptions of 673 species living or reported on the island, including 59 endemic species. These are superbly illustrated in 141 colour plates with more than 2,000 full colour bird images, including most of the sexual variants and immature forms of polymorphic species. Each plate is accompanied by species descriptions covering taxonomy, size, call, range, distribution, habits and status. Distribution is shown by detailed thumbnail maps. There are 7 habitat plates, 12 regional maps showing Borneo’s top 130 birdwatching sites, fast-find graphic indexes to the birds of Kinabalu, and a full overview of vegetation, climate and ecology.
A photographic guide to the birds of Indonesia.Artist/Author: Strange, Morten.
A newly revised edition of the comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of Indonesia. Because of its vast size and geographical location, Indonesia has the world’s most diverse avifauna. It boasts of more than 1,600 species–of which 235 species are only found in Indonesia, making it the world’s number one travel destination for bird-watching. This book covers a total of 912 species, including most of the non-migratory and endemic species that are seen only in Indonesia. A photograph and distribution map is given for each bird. Many new photographs appear in this volume for the first time and have been carefully selected to show the important characteristics of each bird. The concise text provides vital information, and an index of common names is included at the back of the book.
Birds of south Asia: the Ripley guide (volume one: field guide and volume two: attributes and status).Artist/Author: Rasmussen, Pamela C. and John C. Anderton.
Covers all South Asian birds found in Afghanistan, Chagos and the entire Indian subcontinent. Volume one is a user friendly field guide containing 180 beautiful colour plates. Colour distribution maps represent the ranges of each regularly occurring species and many distinctive races, and distinguish migratory routes from winter ranges. Concise text covers key identification features and vocalisations. Volume two covers morphology, distribution, vocalisations and taxonomy. The volumes are not available separately.
A field guide to the birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore.Artist/Author: Jeyarajasingam, Allen.
This new edition covers all 673 species known to occur in the region, making it the most comprehensive field guide to the birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. The birds are illustrated in a series of 74 stunning full-colour plates by Alan Pearson, illustrating the various plumage variations for each bird, and showing the birds perched and also in flight, where relevant to their identification. The text is accessible to experienced ornithologists and beginners alike, and highlights the important identification features such as plumage variations, size, calls and songs, range, distribution, and status for every species. Introductory sections describe the region and highlight some of the best sites for watching the abundant avifauna. The beautiful, precise plates and clearly-written text make this book a must-have for all birdwatchers travelling to the region. Also available in hardcover [stock id 34139].
Birds of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan.Artist/Author: Aye, Raffael, Manuel Schweizer, and Tobias Roth.
The first field guide to include the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, along with neighbouring Afghanistan. This vast area includes a diverse variety of habitats, and the avifauna is similarly broad, from sandgrouse, ground jays and larks on the vast steppe and semi-desert to a broad range of raptors, and from woodland species such as warblers and nuthatches to a suite of montane species, such as snowcocks, accentors and snowfinches. This book includes 141 high-quality plates covering every species (and all distinctive races) that occur in the region, along with concise text focusing on identification and accurate colour maps. Important introductory sections introduce the land and its birds. This book is a must-read for any birder or traveller visiting this remote region.
Birds of Sri Lanka.Artist/Author: Warakagoda, Deepal, Richard Grimmett, Carol and Tim Inskipp,
With a rich avifauna of more than 350 species that includes 29 endemics, the island of Sri Lanka is one of southern Asia’s most popular birding destination. This new field guide provides full coverage of every species on the Sri Lanka list, including most vagrants, with particular emphasis placed on endemic species and races. Detailed text highlights key identification criteria, along with accurate colour maps. Packed with spectacular and detailed plates by leading bird artists such as Alan Harris, Tim Worfolk and John Cox, Birds of Sri Lanka is the definitive identification tool for the visiting birdwatcher and another majestic addition to the Helm Field Guides series.