By Allen Jeyarajasingam
This new version is the main complete box advisor to the birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore, protecting all 673 species recognized to take place within the zone. The birds are illustrated in a chain of seventy four lovely full-colour plates, painted for this publication through Alan Pearson, an artist with massive first-hand adventure of the zone. The plates illustrate some of the plumage diversifications for every fowl, and exhibit the birds perched and in addition in flight, the place correct to their id. The textual content, written and revised via Allen Jeyarajasingam, is offered to skilled ornithologists and newbies alike, and highlights the real id positive aspects comparable to plumage adaptations, dimension, calls and songs, diversity, distribution, and standing for each species. Introductory sections describe the zone and spotlight the superior websites for looking at the ample avifauna.
The attractive, certain plates and clearly-written textual content make this e-book a must have for all birdwatchers traveling to the area.
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Additional resources for A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore
Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans 81 cm (32 in) p. 93 (a) Feathered face and dull greenish horn pincer-shaped bill diagnostic. (b) Black flight feathers and tail contrast sharply with white wing coverts. 37. Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus 91 cm (36 in) p. 93 (a) White neck and breast, blackish bill, black belly and upperparts. (b) White neck and breast contrast with black belly and underwing. 38. Sunda Stork Ciconia stormi 89 cm (34 in) p. 94 (a) Orange-red bill with small knob at base, yellow orbital skin.
B) Underwing flight pattern: Grey flight feathers and tail contrast with black wing coverts and wingtips. 85. Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus 28–33 cm (11–13 in) p. 121 (a) Adult: Pale grey upperparts, white underparts, black shoulder patch, red iris. (b) Juvenile: Upperparts tinged brown with whitish scales, yellow iris. (c) Adult hovering. (d) Upperwing flight pattern (adult): Pale grey upperparts contrasting with black shoulder patch. (e) Underwing flight pattern (adult): White underparts contrasting with blackish flight feathers and wingtips.
3. Blue-breasted Quail Coturnix chinensis 15 cm (6 in) Yellow legs with hind toe. p. 74 (a) Male: White and black throat markings, slaty blue head and flanks and bright chestnut flanks and belly. (b) Female: Buff brown plumage marked with fine blackish bars across breast and flanks. 4. Malaysian Partridge Arborophila campbelli 25 cm (10 in) Black bill, red legs and orbital skin, grey underparts with black and rufous bars on flanks. p. 75 5. Chestnut-necklaced Partridge Arborophila charltonii 28 cm (11 in) Dark chestnut breast band,greenish yellow bill with red base and yellow legs.
A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore by Allen Jeyarajasingam