A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and - download pdf or read online

By Allen Jeyarajasingam

ISBN-10: 0199639426

ISBN-13: 9780199639427

This new version is the main finished box advisor to the birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore, masking all 673 species identified to happen within the quarter. The birds are illustrated in a chain of seventy four beautiful full-colour plates, painted for this publication by way of Alan Pearson, an artist with huge first-hand adventure of the quarter. The plates illustrate a number of the plumage diversifications for every chicken, and express the birds perched and in addition in flight, the place proper to their id. The textual content, written and revised by means of Allen Jeyarajasingam, is out there to skilled ornithologists and novices alike, and highlights the real id beneficial properties similar to plumage diversifications, dimension, calls and songs, diversity, distribution, and standing for each species. Introductory sections describe the area and spotlight the very best websites for gazing the considerable avifauna.

The attractive, detailed plates and clearly-written textual content make this e-book essential for all birdwatchers traveling to the zone.

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P. 75 6. 5 in) Bright rusty rufescent underparts, black eyeline, black and white scales on back and flanks, blackish spots on brown wings. Female lacks spur above hind toe. p. 75 7. 5 in) p. 76 (a) Male: Dark glossy blue plumage, red orbital skin and broad maroon crest. (b) Female: Green plumage with chestnut wings. 133. 5 in) Smaller than 134 with pink legs distinctive. Yellow-buff underparts with blackish spots from foreneck to bend of wing. p. 144 134. 5 in) Greyish legs with no hind toe. Bright rufous buff flanks, belly and undertail coverts.

Torquatus (adult male typical morph): Crest tall and wispy, sides of face grey, upper breast all brown with fine barrings on lower breast, belly, and flanks, yellow iris. (i) P. p. torquatus (adult male tweeddale morph): Black head and upperparts, white underparts with blackish streaks on upper breast and blackish bars on lower breast, belly, flanks, thighs, and undertail coverts. (j) Underwing flight pattern (male typical morph): Brown underparts and wing coverts with whitish bars, male tail pattern.

C) Flight. 59. Little Egret Egretta garzetta 61 cm (24 in) p. 104 (a) Breeding: Long nuchal plumes and plumes on breast and back. (b) Non-breeding: Lacks nuchal plumes. (c) Flight 60. Pacific Reef-egret Egretta sacra 58 cm (23 in) Grey facial skin and greenish legs, feathered up to knee. p. 105 (a) Pale morph: All white with yellow mandible, dark maxilla and tip. (b) Dark morph: Slaty grey with black bill with some yellow on mandible. 61. Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes 69 cm (27 in) p. 105 (a) Breeding: Orange-yellow bill, shaggy crest, plumes on breast and back.

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