A Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali: The Greater Sunda Islands

A Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali: The Greater Sunda Islands

By: John Mackinnon (author), Karen Phillipps (author), Karen Phillipps (illustrator)Paperback

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Description

This book provides a complete identification guide to the birds of this important region, including descriptions and colour illustrations of all 820 species found there, many of which do not occur anywhere else. Information is provided on where to look for endemic and insular forms and on major birding localities. Introductory chapters discuss habitats, climate, land-use, and conservation. This volume is intended for reference and for pleasure, for amateur and professional ornithologists, for birdwatchers and for tourists to Indonesia and region.

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Contents

Background: Introduction to this book ; 1. Introduction to the region ; 2. Biogeography ; 3. Conservation ; 4. Field techniques for birdwatching ; 5. When and where to see birds ; 6. Main Text: Family and Species Descriptions ; Appendices ; Land birds found on offshore island groups ; Bornean montane birds by mountain group ; Endemic and endangered species in main reserves ; Endangered and threatened species by island ; Annotated list of birds of the Malay Peninsula not described in the text ; Sonosketches of characteristic bird calls ; Regional ornithological clubs, journals, and museums ; Bibliography ; Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/07/1993
  • ISBN13: 9780198540342
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 512
  • ID: 9780198540342
  • weight: 783
  • ISBN10: 0198540345

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