China is home to some of the most spectacular birdlife to be found anywhere in the world. This richly illustrated field guide covers every species found throughout the region, including numerous endemic and globally threatened species. Detailed species accounts cover everything from biometrics and habitat to behaviour, distribution, and voice, and each one comes with illustrations of the species and a colour distribution map. A landmark achievement, Birds of China is the ideal companion for travellers to China and a must for any birder's bookshelf.
- Covers nearly 1,500 species, including endemics and threatened birds.
- Features a wealth of breathtaking color plates painted by leading Chinese artists.
- Includes some 4,000 images that illustrate every species.
- Discusses China’s geography and zoogeography.
- Shares invaluable advice on birding practices and ethics.
Liu Yang is a professor of animal ecology and ornithology at Sun Yat-sen University and a leading authority on the birdlife of China. Chen Shuihua is the deputy director of the Zhejiang Museum of Natural History, which is home to one of China’s largest collections of bird specimens.