By: Brian J Coates, K David Bishop and Dana Gardner
535 pages, 64 col plates [697 species], colour photos, maps, illus
Illustrated by Dana Gardner
A major guide to the birds of the region. The avifauna of this region is a fascinating mix of Asian and Australasian elements but, more importantly, it hosts an extraordinary high number of 249 endemic bird species. This book treats and illustrates all of the 697 species of birds reliably recorded in Wallacea up to July 1996. Intended to serve as both an identification guide and reference the book has two main sections: an identification section comprising the plates and a detailed plate caption text, and a family and species account section that provides detailed information on distribution, abundance, ecology, habits and voice. Key birdwatching sites are also listed.
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