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Birds of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan (Princeton Field Guides)

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Central Asia--a vast and remote area of steppe, semi-desert, and mountains separating Europe from eastern Asia--is home to a diversity of birds. Birds of Central Asia is the first-ever field guide to the avian population of this fascinating part of the world. From ground jays, larks, and raptors to warblers, nuthatches, and snowfinches, this comprehensive guide covers 618 species--including all residents, migrants, and vagrants--and 143 superb plates depict every species and many distinct plumages and races. This portable book contains important introductory sections on the land and its birds, and up-to-date color maps. The concise, authoritative text on facing pages highlights key identification features, such as status, voice, and habitat. Birds of Central Asia is indispensable for anyone interested in the birds of this remarkable and little-known region.

  • First-ever field guide to the birds of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan
  • Covers 618 species, including all residents, migrants, and vagrants
  • 143 superb plates depict every species and many distinct plumages and races
  • Authoritative text on facing pages highlights key identification features, including status, voice, and habitat
  • Up-to-date color maps for every species
  • Important introductory sections introduce the land and its birds

Synopsis:

Central Asia--a vast and remote area of steppe, semi-desert, and mountains separating Europe from eastern Asia--is home to a diversity of birds. Birds of Central Asia is the first-ever field guide to the avian population of this fascinating part of the world. From ground jays, larks, and raptors to warblers, nuthatches, and snowfinches, this comprehensive guide covers 618 species--including all residents, migrants, and vagrants--and 143 superb plates depict every species and many distinct plumages and races. This portable book contains important introductory sections on the land and its birds, and up-to-date color maps. The concise, authoritative text on facing pages highlights key identification features, such as status, voice, and habitat. Birds of Central Asia is indispensable for anyone interested in the birds of this remarkable and little-known region.
  • First-ever field guide to the birds of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan
  • Covers 618 species, including all residents, migrants, and vagrants
  • 143 superb plates depict every species and many distinct plumages and races
  • Authoritative text on facing pages highlights key identification features, including status, voice, and habitat
  • Up-to-date color maps for every species
  • Important introductory sections introduce the land and its birds

Synopsis:

Central Asia--a vast and remote area of steppe, semi-desert, and mountains separating Europe from eastern Asia--is home to a diversity of birds. Birds of Central Asia is the first-ever field guide to the avian population of this fascinating part of the world. From ground jays, larks, and raptors to warblers, nuthatches, and snowfinches, this comprehensive guide covers 618 species--including all residents, migrants, and vagrants--and 143 superb plates depict every species and many distinct plumages and races. This portable book contains important introductory sections on the land and its birds, and up-to-date color maps. The concise, authoritative text on facing pages highlights key identification features, such as status, voice, and habitat. Birds of Central Asia is indispensable for anyone interested in the birds of this remarkable and little-known region.
  • First-ever field guide to the birds of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan
  • Covers 618 species, including all residents, migrants, and vagrants
  • 143 superb plates depict every species and many distinct plumages and races
  • Authoritative text on facing pages highlights key identification features, including status, voice, and habitat
  • Up-to-date color maps for every species
  • Important introductory sections introduce the land and its birds

About the Author

Raffael Ayé, Manuel Schweizer, and Tobias Roth are ornithologists based at SVS/BirdLife Switzerland, the Natural History Museum of Bern, and the University of Basel, Switzerland, respectively. They are experts on the birds of Central Asia, and their notable achievements include the discovery of the breeding grounds of the Large-billed Reed Warbler in Tajikistan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691153377
Author:
Aye, Raffael
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Author:
Roth, Tobias
Author:
Ay, Raffael
Author:
Schweizer, Manuel
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Birds and Natural History
Subject:
Nature Studies-Birds
Subject:
Biological Sciences.
Subject:
Popular science
Subject:
B
Subject:
iological Sciences
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
141 color plates. 627 maps.
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Biology » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Birds » Birdwatching
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Birds » General
Science and Mathematics » Ornithology » Asia
Science and Mathematics » Ornithology » General Ornithology and Birding

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"Synopsis" by , Central Asia--a vast and remote area of steppe, semi-desert, and mountains separating Europe from eastern Asia--is home to a diversity of birds. Birds of Central Asia is the first-ever field guide to the avian population of this fascinating part of the world. From ground jays, larks, and raptors to warblers, nuthatches, and snowfinches, this comprehensive guide covers 618 species--including all residents, migrants, and vagrants--and 143 superb plates depict every species and many distinct plumages and races. This portable book contains important introductory sections on the land and its birds, and up-to-date color maps. The concise, authoritative text on facing pages highlights key identification features, such as status, voice, and habitat. Birds of Central Asia is indispensable for anyone interested in the birds of this remarkable and little-known region.
  • First-ever field guide to the birds of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan
  • Covers 618 species, including all residents, migrants, and vagrants
  • 143 superb plates depict every species and many distinct plumages and races
  • Authoritative text on facing pages highlights key identification features, including status, voice, and habitat
  • Up-to-date color maps for every species
  • Important introductory sections introduce the land and its birds
"Synopsis" by , Central Asia--a vast and remote area of steppe, semi-desert, and mountains separating Europe from eastern Asia--is home to a diversity of birds. Birds of Central Asia is the first-ever field guide to the avian population of this fascinating part of the world. From ground jays, larks, and raptors to warblers, nuthatches, and snowfinches, this comprehensive guide covers 618 species--including all residents, migrants, and vagrants--and 143 superb plates depict every species and many distinct plumages and races. This portable book contains important introductory sections on the land and its birds, and up-to-date color maps. The concise, authoritative text on facing pages highlights key identification features, such as status, voice, and habitat. Birds of Central Asia is indispensable for anyone interested in the birds of this remarkable and little-known region.
  • First-ever field guide to the birds of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan
  • Covers 618 species, including all residents, migrants, and vagrants
  • 143 superb plates depict every species and many distinct plumages and races
  • Authoritative text on facing pages highlights key identification features, including status, voice, and habitat
  • Up-to-date color maps for every species
  • Important introductory sections introduce the land and its birds
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