A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore

Paperback | March 23, 2012

byAllen Jeyarajasingam, Alan Pearson

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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 withconsiderable 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 experiencedornithologists 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 abundantavifauna. 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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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 withconsiderable first-hand experience of the region. ...

Allen Jeyarajasingam was born in Kuala Lumpur in August 1959 and has been interested in natural history since he was a child. He has contributed numerous articles and papers in nature magazines and journals in Malaysia and abroad. Allen's expertise has been in demand for consultancy work on surveys and other conservation projects in Ma...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:644 pagesPublished:March 23, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199639434

ISBN - 13:9780199639434

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Table of Contents

List of platesAnatomy and plumage of a birdGlossary and abbreviationsBACKGROUNDIntroduction to Peninsular Malaysia and SingaporeConservationThe AvifaunaMigrationBreedingBirdwatching in Peninsular Malaysia and SingaporeFAMILY AND SPECIES DESCRIPTIONSAPPENDICESAppendix 1: Table of night bird callsAppendix 2: Table of barbet callsAppendix 3: Hills, peaks, hill-stations, and mountain passes cited in the textAppendix 4: Islets and islands cited in the textAppendix 5: Conservation bodies, ornithological clubs, publications, and museumsAppendix 6: A checklist of the birds of Peninsular Malaysia and SingaporeBibliographyIndex