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Thailand 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

Synopsis:

"A guide of exceptional quality that should prove very handy in the field. One can't ask for more."--Hugh Dingle, University of California, Davis

Synopsis:

Thailand 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

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Avian topography 7

Plates and species accounts 8

PHASIANIDAE Partridges, quails, pheasants, etc. 8

DENDROCYGNIDAE Whistling-ducks 14

ANATIDAE 14

ANATINAE 14

Anserini Geese, atypical ducks, pygmy geese 14 and 18

Anatini Typical ducks 16

TURNICIDAE Buttonquails 8

INDICATORIDAE Honeyguides 22

PICIDAE Wrynecks, piculets, typical woodpeckers 22

MEGALAIMIDAE Asian barbets 30

BUCEROTIDAE Asian hornbills 32

UPUPIDAE Hoopoes 50

TROGONIDAE 36

Harpactini Asian trogons 36

CORACIIDAE Rollers 48

ALCEDINIDAE Smaller kingfishers 38

HALCYONIDAE Larger kingfishers 36

CERYLIDAE Pied kingfishers 40

MEROPIDAE Bee-eaters 40

CUCULIDAE Old World cuckoos 42

CENTROPODIDAE Coucals 42

PSITTACIDAE Parrots and parakeets 50

APODIDAE Swifts 52

HEMIPROCNIDAE Treeswifts 54

TYTONIDAE Barn and bay owls 54

STRIGIDAE Typical owls 54

BATRACHOSTOMIDAE Asian frogmouths 60

EUROSTOPODIDAE Eared nightjars 58

CAPRIMULGIDAE 60

CAPRIMULGINAE Typical nightjars 60

COLUMBIDAE Pigeons and doves 62

GRUIDAE 144

GRUINAE Typical cranes 144

HELIORNITHIDAE Finfoots 70

RALLIDAE Rails, gallinules, coots 70

SCOLOPACIDAE 74

SCOLOPACINAE Woodcocks, snipes 74

TRINGINAE Sandpipers, phalaropes, etc. 76

ROSTRATULIDAE Painted-snipes 74

JACANIDAE Jacanas 78

BURHINIDAE Thick-knees 90

CHARADRIIDAE 90

RECURVIROSTRINAE 90

Recurvirostrini Stilts, avocets 90

CHARADRIINAE Plovers, lapwings 92

GLAREOLIDAE 90

DROMADINAE Crab-plover 90

GLAREOLINAE Pratincoles 92

LARIDAE 98

LARINAE 98

Stercorariini Jaegers 98

Rynchopini Skimmers 98

Larini Gulls 100

Sternini Terns, noddies 102

ACCIPITRIDAE 110

PANDIONINAE Osprey 114

ACCIPITRINAE Hawks, eagles 110

FALCONIDAE Falcons 130

PODICIPEDIDAE Grebes 20

PHAETHONTIDAE Tropicbirds 146

SULIDAE Boobies 148

ANHINGIDAE Darters 134

PHALACROCORACIDAE Cormorants 134

ARDEIDAE Egrets, herons, bitterns 136

THRESKIORNITHIDAE Ibises, spoonbills 134 and 142

PELECANIDAE 146

PELECANINAE Pelicans 146

CICONIIDAE 142

CICONIINAE Storks 142

FREGATIDAE Frigatebirds 146

PROCELLARIIDAE 148

PROCELLARIINAE Shearwaters and allies 148

HYDROBATINAE Storm-petrels 148

PITTIDAE Pittas 150

EURYLAIMIDAE 152

CALYPTOMENINAE Green broadbills 154

EURYLAIMINAE Typical broadbills 152

PARDALOTIDAE 216

ACANTHIZINAE 216

Acanthizini Gerygones and allies 216

IRENIDAE Fairy bluebirds, leafbirds 154

LANIIDAE Shrikes 156

CORVIDAE 156

CINCLOSOMATINAE Rail-babblers and allies 156

PACHYCEPHALINAE 180

Pachycephalini Whistlers and allies 180

CORVINAE 158 and 198

Corvini Jays, magpies, treepies, crows, etc. 158

Artaniini Woodswallows and allies 198

Oriolini Orioles, cuckooshrikes, minivets, etc. 162

DICRURINAE 158 and 170

Rhipidurini Fantails 170

Dicrurini Drongos 158

Monarchini Monarchs, paradise-flycatchers, etc. 172

AEGITHININAE Ioras 170

MALACONOTINAE 172

Vangini Pbilentomas, woodshrikes and allies 172

CINCLIDAF Dippers 178

MUSCICAPIDAE 174

TURDINAE Thrushes, shortwings 174 and 194

MUSCICAPINAE 180

Muscicapini Old World flycatchers 180

Saxicolini Chats and allies 178 and 190

STURNIDAE 198

Sturnini Starlings, mynas 198

SITTIDAE 204

SITTINAE Nuthatches 204

CERTHIIDAE 204

CERTHIINAE 204

Certhiini Treecreepers 204

PARIDAE 204

REMIZINAE Penduline tits 204

PARINAE Typical tits 204

AEGITHALIDAE Long-tailed tits 206

HIRUNDINIDAE 206

PSEUDOCHELIDONINAE River martins 206

HIRUNDININAE Martins, swallows 206

PYCNONOTIDAE Bulbuls 210

CISTICOLIDAE African warblers (cisticolas, prinias, etc.) 216

ZOSTEROPIDAE White-eyes228

SYLVIIDAE 216

ACROCEPHALINAE Tesias, warblers, wilorbirds, etc. 218

MEGALURINAE Grassbirds 216

GARRULACINAE Laughingthrushes 230

SYLVIINAE 216

Timaliini Babblers 232

Sylviini Sylvia warblers 216

ALAUDIDAE Larks 254

NECTARINIIDAE 246

NECTARINIINAE 246

Dicaeini Flowerpeckers 246

Nectariniini Sunbirds, spiderhunters 246

PASSERIDAE 252

PASSERINAE Sparrows 256

MOTACILLINAE Wagtails, pipits 252

PLOCEINAE Weavers 256

ESTRILDINAE 256

Estrildini Estrildine finches (Munias, parrotfinches, etc.) 256

FRINGILLIDAE 258

FRINGILLINAE 258

Fringillini Chaffinches, Brambling 258

Carduelini Finches, grosbeaks and allies 260

EMBERIZINAE 262

Emberizini Buntings and allies 262

Glossary 264

Selected bibliography 265

Index 266

Acknowledgements 272

Ornithological regions in Thailand . . . end paper

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691007014
Author:
Allen, Richard
Author:
Allen, Richard
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J.
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - Guides
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Birds and Natural History
Subject:
Biological Sciences.
Subject:
Nature Studies-Bird Guides
Subject:
Nature Studies-Birds
Subject:
Popular science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton field guides
Series Volume:
no. 116
Publication Date:
October 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
128 color plates. 950+ maps.
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.75 in 21 oz

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"Synopsis" by , "A guide of exceptional quality that should prove very handy in the field. One can't ask for more."--Hugh Dingle, University of California, Davis
"Synopsis" by , Thailand 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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