A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines is the first and only guide that covers all 572 species of birds known to occur within the 7,100 islands that make up the Philippines. The Philippine avifauna includes some 170 endemics - species that are not found anywhere else in the world - and is thus of interest to avid birders around the world. Many of these species are also endangered, due to the high levels of habitat destruction in the Philippine forest, and this book is also urgently needed by conservation workers in the region. The Guide is illustrated by 72 specially painted colour plates that show all but the three vagrant species recently recorded there. Its text gives detailed information about the plumage, voice, range, distribution, status, habitat, life history and behaviour of the birds and is accompanied by distribution maps for all the species described. The expert team of authors and artists includes two prominent Philippine ornithologists, and has combined field experience summing to over 100 years. This book clearly will be the standard for Philippine Ornithology for many years to come.
Robert Kennedy is the Director of Natural History Collections and Research for the Museum of Natural History & Science, Cincinnati Museum Center. Pedro C. Gonzalez is Curator Emeritus at the National Museum of the Philippines.
PART 1. INTRODUCTION;INSTITUTIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES BIRD IDENTIFICATION. HOW TO USE THIS BOOK PART II.SPECIES DESCRIPTIONS; 72 COLOUR PLATES WITH NOTES AND COLOUR DISTRIBUTION MAPS; GLOSSARY: BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX;