Language: English with English, Chinese and scientific nomenclature
A fully updated second edition of this introductory identification guide to the 279 bird species most likely to be seen in Hong Kong, including every species classified as Abundant, Common or Uncommon in the Hong Kong Bird Report. High-quality photographs from the region's top photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, 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, Chinese and scientific name, and its current IUCN status.
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.
"This fine second edition of Roy Tipper's informative guide to Hong Kong comes at a time when radical change appears to be about to transform the area's politics and status [...] Illustrated with excellent photos of the 250+ species"
– Richard Sale, Ibis, May 2022