Birds of Thailand
By (author) Craig Robson
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Birds of Thailand by Craig Robson
Book DescriptionThailand is the mecca of birding in Southeast Asia. It's convenient to get to and get around, and its birdlife is wondrously diverse, exotic, and plentiful. With Birds of Thailand, Craig Robson and fourteen leading illustrators give us the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and concise field guide to this magnificent country's rich avifaunal heritage in recent years, covering the more than 950 species recorded as of early in the new millennium. Facing each of the 128 striking, full-color plates are species accounts accompanied by maps for each, illustrating precise distribution within Thailand. The accurate text covers identification, voice, habitat, behavior, range, status, and breeding for all species and subspecies. Illustrations and entries on a number of species recorded only quite recently are also included. The country's varied habitats assure something for every birder, from freshwater marshes to coastal areas, from fields and rice paddies to lush jungles and mangrove forests. In Thailand, one can delight in the brilliantly colored pittas, broadbills, and sunbirds; the deep, dazzling green of barbets, parrots, parakeets, and leafbirds; the aptly named frogmouths; the roosterlike resplendence of the (male) red junglefowl; the ruff, whose breeding male in full plumage sports a truly singular head; and much, much more. Birders and all ecologically minded travelers daydreaming of a voyage to this gem of a country will want the latest source of thorough information on its birdlife--in a highly portable, pithy, and vividly illustrated guide. What they will want is Craig Robson's Birds of Thailand. * Comprehensive field guide written specifically for this magnificent, bird-rich country *128 full-color plates by expert artists covering every major plumage variation, with juveniles also illustrated where notably distinct from males and females * Over 950 maps for individual species illustrating their precise distribution within Thailand * Accurate, up-to-date, and concise text covering identification, voice, habitat and behavior, range, status, and breeding of all species and distinctive subspecies
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691007014
(216mm x 146mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 7-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Craig Robson
Birds of Southeast Asia, Paperback (August 2005)» View all books by Craig Robson
A guide to the birds of Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. It also covers a range of species found in the Indian subcontinent, China, Taiwan, Sumatra, Java, Bali, Borneo, and the Philippines. It covers the identification, voice, habitat, behavior, and range of all the region's species.
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Author Biography - Craig Robson
Craig Robson is the author of "A Guide to the Birds of Southeast Asia" (Princeton). A regular traveler in Southeast Asia for the last twenty years, he was a founder of the thriving Oriental Bird Club, serving on its council for five years and writing extensively for its journal during that time.
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