Please note, this is a reissue of A Photographic Guide to the Birds of China including Hong Kong, formerly on the natural history list of New Holland publishers.
A compact, easy-to-use bird identification guide for any nature watcher on a visit to China, one of the world's top destinations for watching birds. A total of 252 species is described here in detail, from the magestic Black-crowned Night Heron to the striking Large Niltava. All of these birds are clearly illustrated in a collection of specially commissioned colour photographs. With almost 300 full-colour photographs, easy-to-use thumbnail family silhouettes, a regional distribution map and handy tips on the best birding localities.
Illustrated with clear colour photography and brief but authoritative descriptions the Pocket Photo Guides highlight the species of birds and animals from each region that the traveller is most likely to see, as well as those that are genuinely endemic (only to be seen in that country or region) or special rarities. The genuine pocket size allow Pocket Photo Guide to the Birds of China and Hong Kong to be carried around on trips and excursions and will take up minimal rucksack and suitcase space.
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John MacKinnon was Professor of Biodiversity Information at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. He spent eight years living in China and Hong Kong working on a number of conservation projects in China. He has published two other books on the country – Wild China and A Photoguide to the Birds of China. Among several other books on natural history of Asia, he is also the senior author of A Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali.
Nigel Hicks is a professional photographer based in Devon. His portfolio includes a wide range of natural history subjects and he has photographed wildlife all over the world.