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Whether traveling through Southeast Asia or relaxing at home, bird lovers will enjoy this thorough and colorful birdwatching guide.
A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Southeast Asia is the first comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of mainland Southeast Asia, the Philippines and Borneo. It covers important bird species found in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, as well as southern China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Philippines.
Of an estimated 10,000 living bird species in the world, Southeast Asia is home to over 3,000 of them—making this one of the most diverse avifaunal regions on the planet and a bird-watcher's paradise. This comprehensive guide covers over 660 species and has more than 700 color photographs. It is an invaluable guide to anyone planning a visit to Asia who is interested in birds. It gives a distribution map for each species and a checklist at the back.
Many of the photographs in this book appear for the first time and have been carefully selected to illustrate the most important species and their key features. The text provides vital information to ensure accurate identifications. A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Southeast Asia is indispensable reading for bird lovers everywhere.
Morten Strange is a Danish-born, Singapore-based bird photographer, author and publisher. After retiring, he decided to devote his time contributing to the knowledge of birds in Southeast Asia. He has traveled all over the region to study and photograph avifauna in the wild and he contributes his knowledge and photographs to conservation organizations such as BirdLife International. He was Editor-in-chief of Nature Watch until 2012.