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A Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo, Sumatra, Java, and Bali By John Mackinnon

A Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo, Sumatra, Java, and Bali

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A complete identification guide to the birds of the islands of Borneo, Sumatra, Java, and Bali. All 820 known species are described and illustrated in colour. Introductory chapters describe the geography and where to look for the special birds of the region.

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

This book provides a complete identification guide to the birds of this important region, including descriptions and colour illustrations of all 820 species found there, many of which do not occur anywhere else. Information is provided on where to look for endemic and insular forms and on major birding localities. Introductory chapters discuss habitats, climate, land-use, and conservation. This volume is intended for reference and for pleasure, for amateur and professional ornithologists, for birdwatchers and for tourists to Indonesia and region.

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'An excellent guide for anyone visiting the area, even containing chapters on biogeography and conservation. The plates are clear ... the pictures are good.' BTO News 189
'this book is essential for anyone visiting the region and will remain the standard for some years' Nigel Redman, British Birds 86:636
'This new and enlarged edition is ... very welcome and has been long awaited by many ornithologists who travel in the region. The texts on the species have, of necessity been kept brief, but nevertheless give in a clear layout all important information. The coloured illustrations are ... all incomparably better than in the (first edition) for Java and Bali. The book fills a gap and is indispensable for every ornithologically interested visitor to the region.' Journal fur Ornithologie 1235, 1994
'the most complete and comprehensive field guide for the region of the Greater Sunda islands ... No doubt, this top field guide will be wanted by any birder going to the Greater Sunda islands as well as by many ornithologists as a general reference. I encourage everyone to have a copy.' Josef Kren, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Moravian Ornithological Society, Czechoslovakia'
'This attractive new book fills an important gap in the literature on the ornithologically rich Indonesian and Malaysian islands of the Greater Sundas. The superb colour plates by K. Phillipps are the highlight of the book ... the overall standard of the book is very high, and it will be an essential addition to the library of anybody interested in birds of the Oriental region.' Charles Francis, Ibis, 1994
'We hope that this useful field guide not only attracts crowds of Birdwatchers but also contributes to the local inhabitants learning and appreciating their rich bird population, i.e. learning to protect.' Ornis, February 1994/Nr.1
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 *

Table of Contents


Background: Introduction to this book ; 1. Introduction to the region ; 2. Biogeography ; 3. Conservation ; 4. Field techniques for birdwatching ; 5. When and where to see birds ; 6. Main Text: Family and Species Descriptions ; Appendices ; Land birds found on offshore island groups ; Bornean montane birds by mountain group ; Endemic and endangered species in main reserves ; Endangered and threatened species by island ; Annotated list of birds of the Malay Peninsula not described in the text ; Sonosketches of characteristic bird calls ; Regional ornithological clubs, journals, and museums ; Bibliography ; Index

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GOR003196831
A Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo, Sumatra, Java, and Bali: The Greater Sunda Islands by John Mackinnon
John Mackinnon
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1993-07-29
512
0198540345
9780198540342
N/A
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