By Allen Jeyarajasingam
This new version is the main finished box consultant to the birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore, overlaying all 673 species recognized to happen within the area. The birds are illustrated in a sequence of seventy four lovely full-colour plates, painted for this ebook by means of Alan Pearson, an artist with massive first-hand adventure of the area. The plates illustrate a few of the plumage adaptations for every fowl, and express the birds perched and in addition in flight, the place suitable to their id. The textual content, written and revised by way of Allen Jeyarajasingam, is out there to skilled ornithologists and newcomers alike, and highlights the real id beneficial properties akin to plumage diversifications, measurement, calls and songs, variety, distribution, and standing for each species. Introductory sections describe the quarter and spotlight the superior websites for staring at the considerable avifauna.
The appealing, particular plates and clearly-written textual content make this ebook vital for all birdwatchers vacationing to the area.
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Additional info for A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore
127 (a) Adult: Rounded head, dark brown lores and ear coverts. (b) Upperwing flight: Greyish brown upperparts and wing coverts, blackish flight feathers and wingtips. (c) Underwing flight: Pale underparts with faint dark streaks. 97. Crested Serpent-eagle Spilornis cheela 53 cm (21 in) p. 127 (a) Adult: Stocky and short-tailed with dark brown plumage with blackish nuchal crest with white spots. (b) Juvenile: Dull brownish upperparts with pale fringes. (c) Underwing flight (adult): Shallow ‘V’ distinctive with broad white central tail band and white band bordering narrow black trailing edge of wing.
108 66. Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis 140 cm (55 in) White with greyish tinge, flesh-coloured gular pouch. dark spots on maxilla. p. 109 70. Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger 52 cm (20 in) (a) Slender build with proportionately smaller and more slender bill than 71. (b) Swims with body partly submerged. p. 111 71. Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 82 cm (32 in) Large size with black plumage with dark bronze sheen and white throat. p. 111 72. Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster 91 cm (36 in) (a) Long snake-like neck and long pointed bill.
115 (a) Adult: Blackish upperparts, broad black malar stripe, streaked underparts and chestnut thighs and undertail coverts. (b) Juvenile: Blackish brown upperparts with paler fringes, buff thighs and undertail coverts. (c) Underwing flight pattern (adult): Streaked underparts and chestnut undertail coverts distinctive. 79. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus 38–48 cm (15–19 in) Large size with broad and pointed wings distinctive. p. 116 (a) Adult: F. p. ernesti. Black hood and yellow cere. (b) Juvenile: F.