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By Morten Strange

ISBN-10: 0804842000

ISBN-13: 9780804842006

A Photographic consultant to the Birds of Indonesia is the easiest, such a lot accomplished photographic consultant to the birds of Indonesia.

Because of its big dimension and geographical situation, Indonesia has the world's such a lot various avifauna. It boasts of greater than 1,600 species—of which 235 infrequent birds are just present in Indonesia—making it the world's no 1 commute vacation spot for bird-watching.

This chook box advisor covers a complete of 912 species, together with lots of the non-migratory and endemic species which are obvious merely in Indonesia and a few threatened and endangered species. a photo and distribution map is given for every chook. Many new images of Indonesian birds look during this quantity for the 1st time and feature been rigorously chosen to teach the real features of every chicken. The concise textual content supply important info, and an index of universal names is equipped behind the ebook.

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El~t~ .. ,. ,j Distribution: Australasia. cicostris 61 em F: Phalacrocoracidae Description: Distinguished with great difficulty from the Little Cormorant by 1ts sl;ghtly longer bill and blue-grey facial skin. Captive photo Voice: Usually s;lent; guttural calls near nest. Habits: A freshwater b1rd found near lakes, marshes and adJacent flooded f1elds. Seen less often at sal1ne estuaries and t1dal mangroves. g. Pu lau Dua) and some 1slands in Wallacea, dense breed;ng colon1es ex1st, however th1s b1rd 1s usually observed s;ngly, or 1n small groups.

That is another world record. Tawny-breasted Parrotfinch (Photo by James Eaton) THE BIRDS OF INDONESIA 29 How to Use This Book In this section of the book, we have adopted the generally accepted system of dividing the world into 6 zoogeographical or faunal regions. Modified from Viney, Phillipps and Lam (1994), and as with Strange (2000), the regions are shown on the map below. •. ..... Figure 1: Faunal regions of the world Regions Subregions Australasian Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea and Oceanic Islands African Africa and Madagascar Neotropical Central and South America Nearctic North American and Greenland Oriental South and Southeast Asia Europe, North Africa and temperate Asia Pale arctic Figure 2 shows that Indonesia straddles two very different faunal regions.

Nevertheless, once in a while it is useful to stop up, pause and check the status of what we know. We do that with this book, and to the best of our findings, the information as presented here is the most current and valid. Family and Genus The letter F stands for family and the Latin family name follows this symbol. The family name of the bird has been included because it is an important piece of information for the field observer. Within the family, each bird is placed in a genus. This subdivision is the first of the bird's two Latin names, which is often called the bird's scientific name.

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