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

Paperback | July 29, 1993

byJohn Mackinnon, Karen Phillipps, Paul Andrew

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The islands of Borneo, Sumatra, Java, and Bali are ecologically one of the richest, most biologically complex areas in the world, sought out by thousands of knowledgeable nature lovers every year for the spectacular variety of wildlife and beautiful vistas. This book provides the first complete identification guides to the birds of this teeming tropical paradise. It gives descriptions of 820 regional species, illustrated in 88 specially commissioned color plates accompanied by notes detailing distinctive features and habitats. Entries cover nomenclature, plumage, markings, voice, global range, distribution and regional status, habits, and diet. The main text gives practical information on where to find many exotic species, citing major birdwatching locations. Introductory chapters discuss habitats, climate, land-use, and conservation concerns. Professional ornithologists and amateur bird watchers alike will find this the indispensable bird guide for eastern Malaysia and western Indonesia for many years to come. It is also an unrivalled source of information for casual travellers and ecotourists.

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The islands of Borneo, Sumatra, Java, and Bali are ecologically one of the richest, most biologically complex areas in the world, sought out by thousands of knowledgeable nature lovers every year for the spectacular variety of wildlife and beautiful vistas. This book provides the first complete identification guides to the birds of thi...

John MacKinnon, Director, Asian Bureau for Conservation.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:510 pages, 7.87 × 5.51 × 1.34 inPublished:July 29, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198540345

ISBN - 13:9780198540342

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Table of Contents

Background: Introduction to this book1. Introduction to the region2. Biogeography3. Conservation4. Field techniques for birdwatching5. When and where to see birds6. Main Text: Family and Species DescriptionsAppendicesLand birds found on offshore island groupsBornean montane birds by mountain groupEndemic and endangered species in main reservesEndangered and threatened species by islandAnnotated list of birds of the Malay Peninsula not described in the textSonosketches of characteristic bird callsRegional ornithological clubs, journals, and museumsBibliographyIndex

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`This landmark book deserves a place in the libraries of both birders and ornithologists.'H. Douglas Pratt, Louisiana State University, Auk, Vol. 112, April 1995