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This is a reprint of the second edition of this classic field guide, which is the definitive volume on the region's birdlife. This award-winning book, which was first published in 2000, was fully updated in 2008 to include 76 new species for the region that were recent discoveries for science, taxonomic 'splits' or had been recorded there for the first time. This comprehensive field guide to the birds of South-East Asia covers all of the 1 327 species recorded in the region and each has been fully illustrated.
Compared to the 2000 edition, the reprint of this 2008 edition has many new artworks and 16 more colour plates, and the text has been meticulously updated to take in all the most recent information. The vast diversity of South-East Asian birdlife attracts increasing numbers of birdwatchers each year. Covering Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Peninsular Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia, this unique and indispensable guide covers in detail the identification, voice, breeding, status, habitat and distribution of all the species and distinctive subspecies of the region.
Craig Robson has visited South-East Asia many times in the past 25 years and has studied more bird species in the region than anyone else from Europe. He helped to launch the thriving Oriental Bird Club (OBC) and served on the Council of the OBC for five years, writing numerous papers in their journal during that time. Craig is based in Norfolk, England. A selection of leading artists, including Richard Allen, Hilary Burn, Clive Byers, Dan Cole, John Cox, Tony Disley, Martin Elliott, Mike Langman, Ian Lewington, Andrew Mackay, Stephen Message, Chris Schmidt, Jan Wilczur and Tim Worfolk were specially commissioned to provide the artwork.