By Morten Strange
Periplus is proud to provide the first actual finished photographic advisor to the birds of mainland Southeast Asia, the Philippines and Borneo. integrated are the birds of Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand and Indochina, in addition to these present in South China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
This booklet covers 668 species and includes greater than seven hundred colour photos. there's a distribution map for every species.
Many of the images during this great quantity seem for the 1st time and feature been conscientiously chosen to teach an important species. The concise textual content presents important details that might be sure actual id of species in a single of the main different avifauna areas. essential studying for all chook lovers.
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