Yang, Liu; Chen Shuihua

China is home to some of the most spectacular birdlife to be found anywhere in the world. This richly illustrated field guide covers every species found throughout the region, including numerous endemic and globally threatened species. Detailed species accounts cover everything from biometrics and habitat to behaviour, distribution, and voice, and each one comes with illustrations of the species and a colour distribution map. A landmark achievement, Birds of China is the ideal companion for travellers to China and a must for any birder’s bookshelf.

– Covers nearly 1,500 species, including endemics and threatened birds.
– Features a wealth of breathtaking color plates painted by leading Chinese artists.
– Includes some 4,000 images that illustrate every species.
– Discusses China’s geography and zoogeography.
– Shares invaluable advice on birding practices and ethics.

Language: English with English, Chinese (+ Hanyu Pinyin phonetic transcriptions), and scientific species names

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Princeton University Press, September 2023.  672 pages, flexibound, plates with 4000 colour illustrations, colour distribution maps