×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Birds of Thailand
     

Birds of Thailand

by Craig Robson, Christopher Schmidt (Illustrator), Ian Lewington (Illustrator), Mike Langman (Illustrator), Clive Byers (Illustrator)
 
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

Overview

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.

Author Biography: 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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Winner of the 2002 Best Bird Book - Asia, Worldtwitch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691007007
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
10/07/2002
Series:
Princeton Field Guides Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 7.92(h) x 0.97(d)

Related Subjects

What People are Saying About This

Hugh Dingle
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

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews