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Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore

Field / Identification Guide

Series: Bloomsbury Pocket Photo Guides

By: GWH Davison(Author), Chew Yen Fook(Illustrator)

144 pages, 280 colour photos, 1 colour map

Bloomsbury Publishing

Paperback | Nov 2017 | #235823 | ISBN-13: 9781472938237
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £9.99 $13/€11 approx

About this book

Please note, this is a reissue of A Photographic Guide to Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore, formerly on the natural history list of New Holland publishers.

This compact and easy-to-use bird identification guide covers more than 250 species, and each bird description is supported by at least one clear colour photograph. The forests and coastline of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore are home to a fantastic and vast array of birds, and offer many outstanding and easily accessible birdwatching locations, many of which are highlighted in the book's introduction. With easy-to-use thumbnail silhouettes, a regional map showing the best birding localities, up-to-date tips on birdwatching and information on bird biology and behaviour, this guide an invaluable for anyone birdwatching in the region.

"This small field guide might be conveniently sized and priced, but it also leaves a lot to be desired. The first point to note is its conciseness [...] The lack of distribution maps forces the user to read the entire description of each bird before discovering whether it can be found in the region, which combined with the highly varied quality of images makes for a difficult species-level identification. [...] All in all, this book may be good for the beginning birdwatcher to determine birds down to family or genus level, but the experienced birdwatcher will want to stick with more thorough guides."
– Faye Vogeley, BTO book reviews


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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 Pocket Photo Guide to the Birds of Borneo. Chew Yen Fook has received much acclaim for his nature and wildlife photography, and he is a specialist on South-East Asia. He also the photographer for Pocket Photo Guide to the Birds of Borneo and Pocket Photo Guide to the Birds of Thailand.

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