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Field Guides & Natural History  Ornithology  Birds of Asia-Pacific

Birds of Cambodia

Field / Identification Guide
By: Cambodia Bird Guide Association (CBGA)(Author)
288 pages, <1400 colour illustrations, <600 colour distribution maps
Publisher: Lynx Edicions
NHBS
Cambodia is poorly covered by bird field guides, making this addition to Lynx and Birdlife International Field Guides series particularly welcome.
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  • Birds of Cambodia ISBN: 9788416728213 Flexibound Aug 2019 In stock
    £39.99
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  • Birds of Cambodia ISBN: 9788416728206 Hardback Aug 2019 In stock
    £44.99
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Sandwiched principally between its better-known neighbours of Thailand, to the north and west, and Vietnam, to the east, the relatively small and comparatively low-lying country of Cambodia is dominated by the vast combined floodplains of the Tonle Sap (or Great Lake) and lower Mekong River. Unsurprisingly then, its principal attraction for birdwatchers is a suite of exceptionally scarce birds associated with wetlands and grasslands. Spearheading the list are the iconic Giant and White-shouldered Ibises, both of which are Critically Endangered, and a trio of almost equally rare vultures, including the iconic Red-headed Vulture. These rarities are the subject of an ongoing international conservation effort. The supporting cast includes Bengal Florican (also Critically Endangered), Sarus Crane (Vulnerable) and Mekong Wagtail (Near Threatened). Despite boasting just two endemic species, Cambodian Laughingthrush and the very recently described Cambodian Tailorbird, the latter's discovery in the environs of the country's capital Phnom Penh perhaps more than anything epitomises the potential to make cutting-edge ornithological findings in this still relatively under-explored nation. Birds of Cambodia offers the perfect introduction to the country's varied avifauna.

Features
- Taxonomy follows the HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World.
- 636 species; 16 endemics or near-endemics, 2 introduced, 55 vagrants.
- Detailed texts covering status, habitat and behaviour, age, sex and geographical variation, voice, and confusion species.
- Almost 1400 illustrations covering all species and distinctive subspecies, birds in flight, males and females, juveniles and non-breeding plumages, where appropriate.
- QR code for each species, linking to the Internet Bird Collection gallery of photos, videos and sounds.
- Close to 600 full-colour range maps for all species other than vagrants.
- Well-marked subspecies groups receive full accounts, and the distributions of subspecies breeding in the region are clearly mapped.
- Local species name included.

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  • A great book about a terrific birding destination
    By Keith 28 Oct 2020 Written for Flexibound
    For many years Cambodia was ignored by birdwatchers, perhaps for fear of treading on one of three million landmines that are thought to remain from the Cambodian Civil War. The risk to most tourists from these is tiny, but birdwatchers need to explore the wider countryside, so there is a risk. However, having visited myself I was reassured that the main national parks are safe, and elsewhere there are marked trails – but it is not a country where you can simply wander off the path! Tourism has trebled in the last ten years, and over 200,000 UK visitors travelled to Cambodia last year – including many more birders than before. So this guide is very timely.

    If you avoid the rainy season from May to October then you can easily enjoy a great birding holiday and by using members of the Cambodia Bird Guide Association you can be more likely to have a rewarding visit. There are currently only two endemics found here – the recently-described (and thankfully easy-to-see) Cambodian Tailorbird Orthotomus chaktomuk, and the more elusive Cambodian Laughingthrush Garrulax ferrarius which can be found if you camp in the Cardoman Mountains. There are a further 15 near-endemics to look for in addition to truly wonderful birds as the Critically Endangered Giant Ibis Thaumatibis gigantea and White-shouldered Ibis Pseudibis davisoni.

    Until now the only bird book for Cambodia has been A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia by Craig Robson (New Holland, 2000 and 2008 – now published by Bloomsbury). That remains a useful tool on any South-East Asia trip but urgently needs updating and lacks distribution maps. This new guide from Lynx (in the BirdLife International Field Guides Collection) delivers everything you need and includes multi-coloured general distribution maps. Texts of around 150 words per species cover status, habitat and behaviour, age, sex and geographical variation, voice, and confusion species are suggested. There are 123 colour plates with around 1400 illustrations illustrating 629 species. These are taken from Handbook of the Birds of the World and groups such as waterfowl, waders and raptors are additionally shown in flight. Both sexes are depicted where appropriate and a selection of juvenile and non-breeding plumages are displayed as are some racial variations. A total of 28 artists created the images which work together very well. The layout generally allows around four to six species per plate.

    In common with all of the books in this series the taxonomy used is that of BirdLife/HBW and if you follow the IOC or Clements taxonomy you may find that several near-endemic species are unfamiliar – such as Cambodian Blue Robin Myiomela cambodiana (split from White-tailed Blue Robin Myiomela leucura) and Cambodian Flowerpecker Dicaeum cambodianum (split from Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectus), while waiting to be split is the Cambodian race of the Streaked Wren-babbler Turdinus brevicaudatus griseigularis.

    Quick Response (QR) codes are included for each species linking to the HBW Internet Bird Collection gallery of photos, videos and sounds. There are also introductory pages outlining Cambodia’s habitats and key birding sites. This book contains everything you would want for a trip and once again Lynx have found a need and satisfied it.
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Field / Identification Guide
By: Cambodia Bird Guide Association (CBGA)(Author)
288 pages, <1400 colour illustrations, <600 colour distribution maps
Publisher: Lynx Edicions
NHBS
Cambodia is poorly covered by bird field guides, making this addition to Lynx and Birdlife International Field Guides series particularly welcome.
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"[...] This book contains everything you would want for a trip and once again Lynx have found a need and satisfied it."
– Keith Betton, British Birds 113, April 2020

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