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A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore

Author: Allen Jeyarajasingam; Alan Pearson
Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Jeyarajasingam; Alan Pearson
ISBN: 9780191627224 0191627224 1280593466 9781280593468
OCLC Number: 784886652
Notes: Appendix 3: Hills, peaks, hill-stations, and mountain passes cited in the text.
Description: 1 online resource (631 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of plates; Anatomy and plumage of a bird; Glossary and abbreviations; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z; BACKGROUND; Introduction to this book; Introduction to Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore; Conservation; The avifauna; Migration; Breeding; Birdwatching in Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore; FAMILY AND SPECIES DESCRIPTIONS; Partridges, Quails, and Pheasants: Phasianidae; Ducks: Anatidae; Petrels and Shearwaters: Procellariidae; Storm-petrels: Hydrobatidae; Grebes: Podicipedidae; Storks: Ciconiidae; Ibises: Threskiornithidae. Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: ArdeidaeFrigatebirds: Fregatidae; Pelicans: Pelecanidae; Boobies: Sulidae; Cormorants: Phalacrocoracidae; Darters: Anhingidae; Falcons: Falconidae; Osprey, Hawks, Kites, Eagles, and Vultures: Accipitridae; Rails and Crakes: Rallidae; Finfoots: Heliornithidae; Cranes: Gruidae; Buttonquails: Turnicidae; Thick-knees: Burhinidae; Oystercatchers: Haematopodidae; Crab Plover: Dromadidae; Stilts: Recurvirostridae; Lapwings and Plovers: Charadriidae; Paintedsnipe: Rostratulidae; Jacanas: Jacanidae; Snipe, Godwits, Curlews, Sandpipers, and Phalaropes: Scolopacidae. Pratincoles: GlareolidaeGulls and Terns: Laridae; Jaegers: Stercorariidae; Pigeons: Columbidae; Parrots, Hanging-parrots, Parakeets, and Cockatoos: Psittacidae; Cuckoos: Cuculidae; Barn Owls and Bay-owls: Tytonidae; Typical Owls: Strigidae; Frogmouths: Podargidae; Nightjars: Caprimulgidae; Treeswifts: Hemiprocnidae; Swifts: Apodidae; Trogons: Trogonidae; Rollers: Coraciidae; Kingfishers: Alcedinidae; Bee-eaters: Meropidae; Hoopoes: Upupidae; Hornbills: Bucerotidae; Barbets and allies: Ramphastidae; Honeyguides: Indicatoridae; Woodpeckers: Picidae; Broadbills: Eurylaimidae; Pittas: Pittidae. Australo-Papuan Warblers: AcanthizidaeRail-babbler and allies: Eupetidae; Incertae sedis: (Family uncertain); Woodswallows: Artamidae; Ioras: Aegithinidae; Cuckooshrikes, Trillers, Minivets, and Flycatcher-shrikes: Campephagidae; Whistlers: Pachycephalidae; Shrikes: Laniidae; Shrike-babblers, Erpornis, and allies: Vireonidae; Old World Orioles and allies: Oriolidae; Drongos: Dicruridae; Fantails: Rhipiduridae; Monarchs: Monarchidae; Jays, Magpies, Treepies, and Crows: Corvidae; Typical Tits: Paridae; Swallows and Martins: Hirundinidae; Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae; Old World Warblers: Sylviidae. Babblers: TimaliidaeCisticolas, Prinias, and Tailorbirds: Cisticolidae; Nuthatches: Sittidae; Starlings and Mynas: Sturnidae; Thrushes: Turdidae; Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae; Fairy-bluebirds: Irenidae; Leafbirds: Chloropseidae; Flowerpeckers: Dicaeidae; Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae; Old World Sparrows and allies: Passeridae; Weavers and allies: Ploceidae; Parrotfinches and Munias: Estrildidae; Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae; Finches: Fringillidae; Buntings and allies: Emberizidae; APPENDICES; Appendix 1: Table of night bird calls; Appendix 2: Table of barbet calls.
Responsibility: Allen Jeyarajasingam ; illustrated by Alan Pearson.

Abstract:

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 theiridentification. The text, written and revised by Allen Jeyarajasingam, is accessible to experienced ornithologists and begin.

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