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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 Field Guide to the Birds of ThailandArtist/Author: Robson, Craig.
A popular destination for birders, Thailand has long attracted travellers to observe its wealth of wildlife. This comprehensive guide to the birds of Thailand is an indispensable field reference for birdwatchers, residents and visitors to the country alike. It covers all 950 species that have been recorded in Thailand prior to 2001, with 166 magnificent colour plates covering most plumage variations. Each plate is accompanied by distribution maps and concise text for each species and distinctive subspecies, detailing identification, voice, habitat and behaviour.
Birds of Borneo: Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan (Helm Field Guide)Artist/Author: Myers, Susan.
Fully revised and updated, this comprehensive guide covers the varied avifauna of the entire island of Borneo, which comprises the tiny state of Brunei, the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, and the Indonesian state of Kalimantan. More than 630 bird species have been recorded on Borneo and, using the most up-to-date taxonomy and nomenclature, this guide includes all recently split species and also gives full coverage of distinctive Bornean races where they differ from their counterparts on neighbouring islands or in mainland South-east Asia. Borneo is of particular ecological significance; the unique combination of its tropical latitude and the relief of the land, which includes high mountains and rainforests, has created many isolated micro-habitats which have enabled a remarkable number of different species of birds to evolve, many of which are endemic to the island. Every species recorded is described in detail with key identification characteristics and habitat information given, plus a colour distribution map.
All species are illustrated, with paintings by the same expert team of artists who worked on the celebrated “Birds of South-East Asia”, also in the Helm Field guides series
Birds of Thailand (Pocket Photo Guide)Artist/Author: Webster, Michael, and Chew Yen Fook.
Thailand is one of Asia’s leading tourist destinations and a treasure trove for anyone interested in wildlife. This little guide to the birds of Thailand is an excellent introduction for birdwatchers, residents and visitors to the country alike. It covers 252 of the birds that are regularly seen in Thailand as well as a number of endemic species. Each photograph is accompanied by clear text explaining key identification points, voice, habitat and behaviour. Illustrated with clear colour photography and brief but authoritative descriptions the Pocket Photo Guides highlight the species of birds and animals from each region that the traveller is most likely to see, as well as those that are endemic or special rarities. The genuine pocket size allow the books to be carried around on trips and excursions and will take up minimal rucksack and suitcase space.
Birds of the Himalayas (Pocket Photo Guide)Artist/Author: Grewal, Bikram and Otto Pfister.
The Himalayas, the world’s highest mountain range, are a birdwatcher’s paradise. Many of its species are high altitude specialists, including Tibetan and Himalayan Snowcocks, Snow Partridge, Ibisbill, Tibetan Sandgrouse, Hume’s Groundpecker, Tibetan Snowfinch and Great Rosefinch. The area comprises a mosaic of different habitats which host a huge range of avian species, with families such as raptors, gamebirds, flycatchers and warblers particularly well represented. 252 of the Himalayas’ most interesting and spectacular birds are featured in this concise and easy-to-use guide, and each species is illustrated with a colour photograph which is accompanied by text giving key information on identification, habitat and distribution.
Birds of Borneo, Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan (Pocket Photo Guide)Artist/Author: Davison, G.W.H., Chew Yen Fook
The island of Borneo is one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots and a birdwatcher’s paradise. Around 600 species of bird have been recorded here, and some 430 are known to breed. Many of these are rainforest specialists, but such a large island also has widely different habitats attracting a surprisingly wide range of avian visitors. Of particular interest are the 30 or so species that are endemic to Borneo, ie found nowhere else in the world. This concise and easy-to-use guide features 252 of Borneo’s most interesting and spectacular birds, with each species illustrated in full colour and with key information on identification, habitat and distribution. Illustrated with clear colour photography and brief but authoritative descriptions the Pocket Photo Guides highlight the species of birds and animals from each region that the traveller is most likely to see, as well as those that are genuinely endemic (only to be seen in that country or region) or special rarities. The genuine pocket size allow the books to be carried around on trips and excursions and will take up minimal rucksack and suitcase space.
A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of the PhilippinesArtist/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 (Helm Field Guide)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.
Birds of South-East Asia (Helm Field Guide)Artist/Author: Robson, Craig.
This is the first-time flexi-cover edition of this classic field guide, which is the definitive volume on the region’s birdlife. This award-winning book, which was first published in 2000, was fully updated in 2009 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 to the birds of South-East Asia covers all of the 1,327 species recorded in the region and each has been fully illustrated. 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.
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.