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Wildlife of Southeast Asia

Field / Identification Guide

Series: Princeton Pocket Guides

By: Susan Myers(Author)

256 pages, 520 colour photos, 2 colour maps

Princeton University Press

Paperback | May 2016 | #227467 | ISBN-13: 9780691154855
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £17.99 $24/€20 approx

About this book

This handy photographic guide offers a stunning look at the wildlife of Southeast Asia, which includes Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Accessible text and more than 500 color photographs help readers to learn about and identify the most common species found in the region, particularly the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects that visitors will most likely encounter. Detailed photos are accompanied on facing pages by succinct species accounts highlighting key identification features, status, and distribution. Wildlife of Southeast Asia's brief introduction offers readers useful information on major wildlife sites as well as practical advice on making the most of a wildlife-watching trip.

Wildlife of Southeast Asia is the essential resource for visitors and residents interested in the fauna of this fascinating area of the world.

"Wildlife of Southeast Asia is a valuable and worthwhile addition to the field guide literature. The text conveys just the right amount of information for nonexperts unfamiliar with the region's fauna and the photographs will serve users well."
– Robert Hutchinson, company director of Birdtour Asia

"In this logical and straightforward guide, Myers displays an excellent knowledge of the fauna of Southeast Asia. The well-chosen photos will help readers with quick identifications in the field."
– Con Foley, wildlife photographer


Acknowledgments 6
Introduction 6
Geographic Coverage 6
Measurements 6
Basic Tips for Visitors 8
Guide to the Best Spots for Viewing Wildlife in Southeast Asia 10
Species Accounts
Birds 26
Mammals 174
Reptiles 210
Frogs 226
Invertebrates 230
References 244
Photo Credits 244
Index 249

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Susan Myers has led specialist birding tours in the Asian and Australasian region for more than fifteen years. She now works with WINGS Birding Tours, based in Arizona. Myers is the author of Birds of Borneo.

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