Birds of Southeast Asia (Princeton Field Guides)$26.70
- covers a large, complex region and about 1270 species
- concise and portable package
- now feels dated compared to newer generation of modern guides
- imited or no information about plumage progression, molt timing or geographic variation for most species
- no range maps
- taxonomy is somewhat out-of-date
This book was a classic that attempts to cover a large, complex region and about 1270 species. It now feels dated compared to newer generation of modern guides birders from Europe, Australia or North America will expect. For example, there is limited or no information about plumage progression, molt timing or geographic variation for most species. Also no range maps and finally the taxonomy is somewhat out-of-date.
Still, it covers a large region and many species in a concise and portable package and belongs on the shelf of anyone visiting the region.
This concise, updated edition of the award-winning A Guide to the Birds of Southeast Asia (Princeton, 2000) is the most comprehensive, compact guide to this magnificent bird-rich region. It is a complete field and reference guide to the birds of Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. It also covers a wide range of species found in the Indian subcontinent, China, Taiwan, Sumatra, Java, Bali, Borneo, and the Philippines.
- More than 140 full-color plates
- All 1,270 species covered in detail
- Up-to-date text covers the identification, voice, habitat, behavior, and range of all the region’s species and distinctive subspecies
- Complete coverage of some fifteen Southeast Asian countries and regions
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