A Field Guide to the Birds of West Malaysia and Singapore

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Singapore and West Malaysia are home to a stunning variety of birds. This book, written both for ornithologists and bird watchers at all levels, describes each of the 640 species of birds known to occur there and includes newly commissioned full-color illustrations for each species and its major plumage variations. Written and illustrated by researchers with extensive first-hand experience, it is the most up-to-date and authoritative guide available. The comprehensive text includes data on calls and song, range, distribution, habitat, status, and behavior, and the introductory chapters provide useful information on migration, breeding, and conservation. It also includes a section on birdwatching in the region with specific information for many of the most exciting sites.

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Allen Jeyarajasingam is a teacher and well- known ornithologist based in Kuala Lumpur. He has previously published a photographic guide to the birds of Malaysia and Singapore, as well as being the author of many numerous articles for other bird magazines and books. A keen birdwatcher for some 30 years, he has extensive first-hand experience of birds and birdwatching throughout the region. Alan Pearson is an ornithological artist with a keen interest in the avifauna of Malaysia, of which he has considerable first-hand experience. He has illustrated six field guides, and contributes regularly to bird magazines.

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"[E]ssential luggage for casual as well as serious birdwatchers ... the first modern field guide to this region with colour plates illustrating all of the species covered, 648 in all ... The plates on Pittas, Kingfishers and Trogons will leave anyone vowing to make a field trip to the region."--Loris


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