A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines

Paperback | August 20, 2000

byRobert Kennedy, Pedro C. Gonzales, Edward Dickinson

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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 isthus 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 paintedcolour 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.

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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 isthus of interest to avid birders around the wor...

Robert S. Kennedy is at Museum of Natural History and Science, Cincinnati Museum Center. Pedro C. Gonzales is at National Museum of Philippines.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:August 20, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198546688

ISBN - 13:9780198546689

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Table of Contents

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;

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'... it is hoped that this book will 'Kick-start' interest in the Philippine's birds, both at home and abroad, before it is too late' Birding World