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Author Jeyarajasingam, Allen.

Title A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore / Allen Jeyarajasingam ; illustrated by Alan Pearson
Published Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2012
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Contents Cover; Contents; List of plates; Anatomy and plumage of a bird; Glossary and abbreviations; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z; BACKGROUND; Introduction to this book; Introduction to Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore; Conservation; The avifauna; Migration; Breeding; Birdwatching in Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore; FAMILY AND SPECIES DESCRIPTIONS; Partridges, Quails, and Pheasants: Phasianidae; Ducks: Anatidae; Petrels and Shearwaters: Procellariidae; Storm-petrels: Hydrobatidae; Grebes: Podicipedidae; Storks: Ciconiidae; Ibises: Threskiornithidae
Australo-Papuan Warblers: AcanthizidaeRail-babbler and allies: Eupetidae; Incertae sedis: (Family uncertain); Woodswallows: Artamidae; Ioras: Aegithinidae; Cuckooshrikes, Trillers, Minivets, and Flycatcher-shrikes: Campephagidae; Whistlers: Pachycephalidae; Shrikes: Laniidae; Shrike-babblers, Erpornis, and allies: Vireonidae; Old World Orioles and allies: Oriolidae; Drongos: Dicruridae; Fantails: Rhipiduridae; Monarchs: Monarchidae; Jays, Magpies, Treepies, and Crows: Corvidae; Typical Tits: Paridae; Swallows and Martins: Hirundinidae; Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae; Old World Warblers: Sylviidae
Babblers: TimaliidaeCisticolas, Prinias, and Tailorbirds: Cisticolidae; Nuthatches: Sittidae; Starlings and Mynas: Sturnidae; Thrushes: Turdidae; Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae; Fairy-bluebirds: Irenidae; Leafbirds: Chloropseidae; Flowerpeckers: Dicaeidae; Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae; Old World Sparrows and allies: Passeridae; Weavers and allies: Ploceidae; Parrotfinches and Munias: Estrildidae; Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae; Finches: Fringillidae; Buntings and allies: Emberizidae; APPENDICES; Appendix 1: Table of night bird calls; Appendix 2: Table of barbet calls
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: ArdeidaeFrigatebirds: Fregatidae; Pelicans: Pelecanidae; Boobies: Sulidae; Cormorants: Phalacrocoracidae; Darters: Anhingidae; Falcons: Falconidae; Osprey, Hawks, Kites, Eagles, and Vultures: Accipitridae; Rails and Crakes: Rallidae; Finfoots: Heliornithidae; Cranes: Gruidae; Buttonquails: Turnicidae; Thick-knees: Burhinidae; Oystercatchers: Haematopodidae; Crab Plover: Dromadidae; Stilts: Recurvirostridae; Lapwings and Plovers: Charadriidae; Paintedsnipe: Rostratulidae; Jacanas: Jacanidae; Snipe, Godwits, Curlews, Sandpipers, and Phalaropes: Scolopacidae
Pratincoles: GlareolidaeGulls and Terns: Laridae; Jaegers: Stercorariidae; Pigeons: Columbidae; Parrots, Hanging-parrots, Parakeets, and Cockatoos: Psittacidae; Cuckoos: Cuculidae; Barn Owls and Bay-owls: Tytonidae; Typical Owls: Strigidae; Frogmouths: Podargidae; Nightjars: Caprimulgidae; Treeswifts: Hemiprocnidae; Swifts: Apodidae; Trogons: Trogonidae; Rollers: Coraciidae; Kingfishers: Alcedinidae; Bee-eaters: Meropidae; Hoopoes: Upupidae; Hornbills: Bucerotidae; Barbets and allies: Ramphastidae; Honeyguides: Indicatoridae; Woodpeckers: Picidae; Broadbills: Eurylaimidae; Pittas: Pittidae
Summary This new edition is the most comprehensive field guide to the birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore, covering all 673 species known to occur in the region. The birds are illustrated in a series of 74 stunning full-colour plates, painted for this book by Alan Pearson, an artist with considerable first-hand experience of the region. The plates illustrate the various plumage variations for each bird, and show the birds perched and also in flight, where relevant to theiridentification. The text, written and revised by Allen Jeyarajasingam, is accessible to experienced ornithologists and begin
Notes Appendix 3: Hills, peaks, hill-stations, and mountain passes cited in the text
Print version record
Subject Birds -- Malaysia -- Malaya -- Identification.
Birds -- Malaysia -- Malaya.
Birds -- Singapore -- Identification.
Birds -- Singapore.
Genre/Form Field guides.
Form Electronic book
Author Pearson, Alan, 1960-
ISBN 0191627224 (electronic bk.)
9780191627224 (electronic bk.)