China, Tibet and Taiwan, covering a huge area of eastern Asia, harbours a large and diverse avifauna, ranging from temperate taiga forest in the north, to subtropical forests in the south and vast steppes and high altitude deserts in the east. The region has long attracted the interest of ornithologists, yet recent books on the birds of the region have failed to cover them adequately. This book will be the first authorative and comprehensive book covering these countries. Every species will be treated in detail and illustrated in colour. Distinct races and plumages will also be covered and each species will have a range map. The authors are three of the most experienced in the region.