A field guide to the birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, (2012 second edition).
Octavo, paperback, 449 pp. colour illustrations, maps.
This new edition covers all 673 species known to occur in the region, making it the most comprehensive field guide to the birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. The birds are illustrated in a series of 74 stunning full-colour plates by Alan Pearson, illustrating the various plumage variations for each bird, and showing the birds perched and also in flight, where relevant to their identification. The text is accessible to experienced ornithologists and beginners alike, and highlights the important identification features such as plumage variations, size, calls and songs, range, distribution, and status for every species. Introductory sections describe the region and highlight some of the best sites for watching the abundant avifauna. The beautiful, precise plates and clearly-written text make this book a must-have for all birdwatchers travelling to the region. Also available in hardcover [stock id 34139].