A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore (2nd Revised edition)

A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore (2nd Revised edition)

By: Allen Jeyarajasingam (author)Hardback

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This new edition is the most comprehensive field guide to the birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore, covering all 673 species known to occur in the region. The birds are illustrated in a series of 74 stunning full-colour plates, painted for this book by Alan Pearson, an artist with considerable first-hand experience of the region. The plates illustrate the various plumage variations for each bird, and show the birds perched and also in flight, where relevant to their identification. The text, written and revised by Allen Jeyarajasingam, 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.

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About Author

Alan Pearson is a secondary school teacher and freelance bird illustrator with over thirty-five years of experience bird watching around the world. He has illustrated six previous field guides covering Europe and North America, one of which has been translated into seven different languages, and he has contributed work to other books and magazines. Since marrying his Malaysian-born wife Anne twenty-five years ago, he has spent a large amount of time in that country, giving him considerable first-hand experience of the birds there. several publications to his credit.


List of plates ; Anatomy and plumage of a bird ; Glossary and abbreviations ; BACKGROUND ; Introduction to Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore ; Conservation ; The Avifauna ; Migration ; Breeding ; Birdwatching in Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore ; FAMILY AND SPECIES DESCRIPTIONS ; APPENDICES ; Appendix 1: Table of night bird calls ; Appendix 2: Table of barbet calls ; Appendix 3: Hills, peaks, hill-stations, and mountain passes cited in the text ; Appendix 4: Islets and islands cited in the text ; Appendix 5: Conservation bodies, ornithological clubs, publications, and museums ; Appendix 6: A checklist of the birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore ; Bibliography ; Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/03/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780199639427
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 484
  • ID: 9780199639427
  • weight: 920
  • ISBN10: 0199639426
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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