Language: English with English, Chinese and scientific nomenclature
This easy-to-use identification guide to the 280 bird species most commonly seen in Hong Kong is perfect for resident and visitor alike. The author's high quality photographs are accompanied by detailed species descriptions that include nomenclature (with vernacular names where relevant), size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers geography and climate, vegetation, opportunities for naturalists and the main sites for viewing the listed species. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the birds of Hong Kong encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, and IUCN status as at 2012.
Ray Tipper, ARPS, is a life-long birdwatcher who left his native Britain in 1973 and spent most of the next 22 years engaged in Hong Kong. He became a trustee of WWF and it was here that he turned to bird photography which quickly became his major interest. His photographs are regularly published in journals and books all over the world. He is also a regular tour leader for Avian Adventures.