A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines

Author: Robert Kennedy,Pedro C. Gonzales,Edward Dickinson,Hector C. Miranda, Jr,Timothy H. Fisher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198546689

Category: Nature

Page: 369

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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

A Field Guide to the Birds of China

Author: John Ramsay MacKinnon,John MacKinnon,Karen Phillipps,Fen-qi He

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198549406

Category: Nature

Page: 586

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'This book would get the thumbs up even if there ws an alternative available' Birdwatching

A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore

Author: Allen Jeyarajasingam,Alan Pearson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199639426

Category: Nature

Page: 449

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A fully comprehensive, modern field guide to all of the bird species in Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Featuring numerous colour illustrations and detailed descriptions of the key identification features, the book will be equally valuable for ornithologists and birdwatchers.

A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of the Philippines

Author: Robert Hutchinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781912081530

Category:

Page: 176

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Now fully revised, this easy-to-use identification guide to the 280 bird species most commonly seen in the Philippines is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from some of the Philippines' top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, length, plumage, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers geography, climate, habitat types, biogeography, the main sites for viewing the listed species and tips for identifying birds in the field. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the birds of the Philippines encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific names as well as vernacular names, and its global status.

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

The Greater Sunda Islands

Author: John MacKinnon,Karen Phillipps

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198540342

Category: Nature

Page: 512

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The islands of Borneo, Sumatra, Java, and Bali are ecologically one of the richest, most biologically complex areas in the world, sought out by thousands of knowledgeable nature lovers every year for the spectacular variety of wildlife and beautiful vistas. This book provides the first complete identification guides to the birds of this teeming tropical paradise. It gives descriptions of 820 regional species, illustrated in 88 specially commissioned color plates accompanied by notes detailing distinctive features and habitats. Entries cover nomenclature, plumage, markings, voice, global range, distribution and regional status, habits, and diet. The main text gives practical information on where to find many exotic species, citing major birdwatching locations. Introductory chapters discuss habitats, climate, land-use, and conservation concerns. Professional ornithologists and amateur bird watchers alike will find this the indispensable bird guide for eastern Malaysia and western Indonesia for many years to come. It is also an unrivalled source of information for casual travellers and ecotourists.

A Photographic Guide to Birds of the Philippines

Author: Tim Fisher,Nigel Hicks

Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)

ISBN: 9781847738301

Category: Birds

Page: 144

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Over 250 species are included in this guide to the birds of the Philippines, with clear colour photographs, a regional distribution map and thumbnail silhouettes to help readers identify each species.

The Cuckoos

Author: Robert B. Payne

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191513558

Category: Science

Page: 644

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The cuckoos are the most variable birds in social behavior and parental care: a few cuckoos are among the most social of all birds and rear their young in a common nest; most cuckoos are caring parents that rear their own young with some females laying a few eggs in the nests of others; while many cuckoo species are brood parasites who leave their eggs in the nests of other birds to rear, with their young maturing to kill their foster nestmates. In The Cuckoos, Robert B. Payne presents a new evolutionary history of the family based on molecular genetics, and uses the family tree to explore the origins and diversity of their behaviour. He traces details of the cuckoos' biology to their original sources, includes descriptions of previously unpublished field observations, and reveals new comparisons of songs showing previously overlooked cuckoo species. Lavishly illustrated with specially commissioned colour plates and numerous maps, halftones, and line drawings, The Cuckoos provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date account of this family yet available.

Birds of the Philippines

Author: Norman Arlott

Publisher: Collins Field Guides

ISBN: 9780008102395

Category:

Page: 400

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This comprehensive new field guide is an excellent addition to the world-renowned series - the ultimate reference book for travelling birdwatchers. Every species of bird you might encounter in the region is featured, apart from non-established introductions. This includes coverage of the Greater Sundas (Sumatra, Java, Bali and Borneo), the Philippines and Wallacea (Sulawesi, the Lesser Sundas and the Moluccas [Maluku]). Also included are the endemic species from Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean. As many of the major subspecies as possible are also included. Beautiful artwork depicts their breeding plumage, and non-breeding plumage when it differs significantly. The accompanying text concentrates on the specific characteristics and appearance of each species that allow identification in the field, including voice and distribution maps.

Photographic Guide to the Birds of Indonesia

Second Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462910327

Category: Nature

Page: 544

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A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Indonesia is the best, most comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of Indonesia. Because of its vast size and geographical location, Indonesia has the world's most diverse avifauna. It boasts of more than 1,600 species—of which 235 rare birds are only found in Indonesia—making it the world's number one travel destination for bird-watching. This bird field guide covers a total of 912 species, including most of the non-migratory and endemic species that are seen only in Indonesia and a number of threatened and endangered species. A photograph and distribution map is given for each bird. Many new photographs of Indonesian birds appear in this volume for the first time and have been carefully selected to show the important characteristics of each bird. The concise text provide vital information, and an index of common names is provided at the back of the book.

Birds of the Greater Sundas, the Philippines, and Wallacea

Author: Norman Arlott

Publisher: Princeton Illustrated Checklis

ISBN: 9780691180625

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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A comprehensive illustrated guide to the birds of the Greater Sundas, the Philippines, and Wallacea Birds of the Greater Sundas, the Philippines, and Wallacea is a comprehensive illustrated guide to the varied and fascinating avian population inhabiting these Southeast Asian islands, which include Indonesian territories, the Philippine archipelago, and Borneo, the third-largest island in the world. Covering more than 1,900 species, this volume contains 179 beautiful color plates and 476 maps. The accompanying text provides detailed information about plumage, voice, range, distribution, status, and habitat. This accessible and much-needed guide will be essential for all bird enthusiasts traveling to this unique region. A comprehensive look at the more than 1,900 bird species of the Greater Sundas, the Philippines, and Wallacea Lavishly illustrated with 179 stunning color plates Gives detailed information about plumage, voice, range, distribution, status, and habitat Handy and easy to use

Swifts

A Guide to the Swifts and Treeswifts of the World

Author: Phil Chantler

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140813540X

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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This work collates late-1990s research findings from the field of ornithology to provide a thoroughly modern overview of swift identification and distribution. This edition has revised artwork and maps, and much new textual material.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Birds I-IV

Author: Bernhard Grzimek,Neil Schlager

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787657864

Category: Science

Page: 736

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"This is a revised and updated edition of one of the most authoritative and comprehensive sources on the world's animals. Similar to the first edition written by noted zoologist Bernard Grzimek and published in 1972, the second edition covers all types of animals in geographic areas around the world. It includes high-quality photographs and illustrations and a comprehensive index to all volumes."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, Volume 8

Birds I

Author: Bernhard Grzimek,Neil Schlager

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787657840

Category: Nature

Page: 635

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"This is a revised and updated edition of one of the most authoritative and comprehensive sources on the world's animals. Similar to the first edition written by noted zoologist Bernard Grzimek and published in 1972, the second edition covers all types of animals in geographic areas around the world. It includes high-quality photographs and illustrations and a comprehensive index to all volumes."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.

The Woodhen

A Flightless Island Bird Defying Extinction

Author: Clifford Frith

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643108718

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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This book tells the fascinating success story of saving the flightless Woodhen of Lord Howe Island. This unique large rail, an iconic and highly endangered Australian bird, was at the very brink of extinction with just 15 individuals found in 1980, when bold and risky actions were taken to save it. The book begins with the discovery and ecology of Lord Howe Island. It then details the history of the Woodhen, its place among the rails and their evolution of flightlessness, the planning, implementation and trials, tribulations and successes of the captive breeding programme and the way in which the wild population recovered. The ecology, behaviour and breeding biology of this unique flightless island rail are also discussed. The text is accompanied by numerous photographs and drawings. This is a story of survival, yet the bird remains highly endangered as it is under constant potential threat, which could tip it over the brink and to extinction. The Woodhen provides gripping insights into the potential for both losing and saving vertebrate species. Winner of a 2014 Whitley Awards Certificate of Commendation for Historical Zoology.

Birds of South America: Passerines (Collins Field Guide)

Author: Ber Van Perlo

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000747797X

Category: Nature

Page: 512

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Recommended for viewing on a colour tablet. South America has long been known for its bountiful flora and fauna. The richness in bird life has attracted visitors from all over the world and has helped to make South America an increasingly popular wildlife tourist spot.

Buntings and Sparrows

Author: Clive Byers,Urban Olsson,Jon Curson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408189062

Category: Buntings (Birds)

Page: 264

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This book is the first comprehensive guide to all the Old World buntings and North American sparrows. It includes 39 plates in full colour depicting all the species and distinct races.

Bird Ecology and Conservation

A Handbook of Techniques

Author: William J. Sutherland,Ian Newton,Rhys Green

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198520863

Category: Nature

Page: 386

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Outlining the main methods and techniques available to ornithologists, this book brings together in one authoritative source contributions containing information on avian ecology and conservation.

Birds of Chile

Author: Alvaro Jaramillo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691004990

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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This is the essential new field guide to the birds of Chile. Representing a great diversity of habitats, from the Andes in the north down to the tundra and sub-Antarctic rainforest of Tierra del Fuego in the far south, Chile is the breeding ground or temporary abode of 473 known species including 9 found nowhere else in the world. Birds of Chile covers them all, embracing not only the mainland but points offshore such as Easter Island as well as the Antarctic Peninsula and adjacent islands, plus the Falklands and South Georgia. In addition to being a friendly and fruitful birding destination in its own right, Chile is the starting point for many Antarctic cruises. Succinct, identification-focused text and distribution maps share a page opposite each of the 97 color plates to allow quick and easy reference. Between the boldfaced English name and the scientific name comes the Spanish name as used in Chile; this is important, for birders will find their quest far more enjoyable and effectual if they can explain to Chileans exactly what they are looking at, think they are looking at, or hope to be looking at. Since Chile's list of resident species is yet far from conclusive, vagrants and rarities are also included. Indeed, some birds once thought to be accidentals in Chile have since proved to be regulars, including the Westland Petrel, Least Sandpiper, Cliff Swallow, and Golden-billed Saltator. Compact, comprehensive, and easy to use, Birds of Chile is the essential field guide to the birds of this spectacular and tourist-friendly country. The essential new field guide to the birds of Chile 97 color plates with succinct text and maps on facing pages for quick reference and easy identification All 473 known species breeding in or visiting Chile, from the Andes in the north down to the tundra and sub-Antarctic rainforest of Tierra del Fuego in the south Also covers points offshore such as Easter Island as well as the Antarctic Peninsula and adjacent islands, plus the Falklands and South Georgia Compact, portable, and user-friendly

Taxonomy of the birds of the world

The complete checklist of all bird species and subspecies of the world

Author: fotolulu

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3748165692

Category: Science

Page: 700

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How do you come up with the idea to list all the birds in the world including the subspecies and to give all birds English names? There is a reason for it - my favorite saying, whose author is unknown: "Everyone said that ́s not possible - then there was one who did not know that and just did it!" I am an animal photographer and probably a little bit crazy. Ive built a complete animal database for mammals and birds over the last decade. This facilitates my work in determining and archiving images and assigning keywords, especially among the many subspecies. With this book, I would like to give all birding friends and ornithologists a complete overview in English. For this I have given unique English names to all subspecies. The naming should not meet any scientific requirements. The names are based on translations from the Latin name, geographical distribution areas and the names of the discoverers. The entries consist of the scientific name, the English name, the distribution areas and the author. I wish you a lot of fun with this book, but especially while watching the fascinating birdlife. fotolulu

Charles Darwin's Life with Birds

His Complete Ornithology

Author: Clifford B. Frith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190240237

Category:

Page: 512

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Much of Charles Darwin's groundbreaking work as an evolutionary biologist stemmed from his study of birds. It is universally acknowledged that Darwin's observation of bird groups and species like the Galapagos finches, mockingbirds, and rock doves was critical to the development of his theories on natural selection, evolution, and sexual selection. The significant number of diverse birds that Darwin covered in his published works represents a most substantial ornithological contribution. His major books alone contain reference to and consideration of almost 500 bird species, as well as interesting and pertinent discussion of over 100 ornithological topics. "Charles Darwin's Birds" is a comprehensive treatment of Darwin's work as an ornithologist. Clifford Frith discusses every ornithological topic and bird species that Darwin researched, providing a complete historical survey of his published writing on birds. Through this, we learn how Darwin became an increasingly skilled and eventually exceptional ornithologist, and how his relationships grew with contemporary scientists like John Gould. It examines how Darwin was influenced by birds, and how the major themes of his research developed through his study of them. The book also features 4 appendices, which contain brief accounts of every bird species Darwin wrote about, basic ornithological information about each of the species, and a listing of where the species appears in Darwin's work.