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The island of Borneo is one of the world's biodiversity hotspots and a birdwatcher's paradise. Around 600 species of bird have been recorded here, and some 430 are known to breed. Many of these are rainforest specialists, but such a large island also has widely different habitats attracting a surprisingly wide range of avian visitors. Of particular interest are the 30 or so species that are endemic to Borneo, ie found nowhere else in the world.
Two hundred and fifty-two of Borneo's most interesting and spectacular birds are featured in this concise and easy-to-use guide, each species illustrated in full colour and with key information on identification, habitat and distribution.
Dr G.W.H. Davison has worked for many years on behalf of WWF Malaysia. He is a specialist in the birdlife of the region, and is also the author of the Photographic Guide to the Birds of Malaysia, as well as The National Parks and other Wild Places of Malaysia, both published by New Holland. He is based in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Chew Yen Fook is an experienced and highly respected bird photographer, specialising in the avifauna of Southeast Asia. He is also the photographer for the Photographic Guide to the Birds of Malaysia and the Photographic Guide to the Birds of Thailand.