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By Allen Jeyarajasingam

This new version is the main finished box consultant to the birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore, masking all 673 species identified to happen within the sector. The birds are illustrated in a chain of seventy four beautiful full-colour plates, painted for this publication by means of Alan Pearson, an artist with huge first-hand adventure of the zone. The plates illustrate a number of the plumage diversifications for every poultry, and exhibit the birds perched and likewise in flight, the place correct to their id. The textual content, written and revised by way of Allen Jeyarajasingam, is obtainable to skilled ornithologists and novices alike, and highlights the real identity gains akin to plumage adaptations, dimension, calls and songs, variety, distribution, and standing for each species. Introductory sections describe the quarter and spotlight the very best websites for observing the plentiful avifauna.

The attractive, exact plates and clearly-written textual content make this ebook essential for all birdwatchers vacationing to the sector.

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B) Female: Mottled brown, black eyeline, pale supercilium. 25. Eurasian Teal Anas crecca 37 cm (15 in) p. 86 (a) Male breeding: Rusty red head with broad curving dark green patch. (b) Female: Mottled brown with dark eyeline. 26. Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula 40 cm (16 in) p. 86 (a) Male breeding: Glossy black head, black breast, white belly and flanks. (b) Female: Dull brown head and upperparts, pale brown belly and flanks. 33. Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 25 cm (10 in) p. 90 (a) Breeding: Bright chestnut sides of head and neck.

96 (a) Rich dark chestnut plumage heavily glossed with green and purple. (b) In flight, appears all dark. 132. Sarus Crane Grus antigone 152 cm (60 in) p. 143 (a) Greyish plumage with bare red head and upperneck. (b) In flight, blackish flight feathers distinctive. 36(a) 36(b) 34(b) 35(a) 34(a) 35(b) 37(b) 38(b) 37(a) 38(a) 39(a) 39(b) 41(a) 132(a) 41(b) 132(b) 40(a) 40(b) P L ATE 6 B I TT E R N S, N I G H T - H E R O NS, LITT LE HERON, AND POND-HERONS 43. Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis 38 cm (15 in) p.

E) Underwing flight pattern (adult): White underparts contrasting with blackish flight feathers and wingtips. 86. 4–26 in) p. 121 (a) Dark brown plumage, long wings and forked tail. M. m. lineatus (illustrated): Bluish-grey cere and legs. (b) Upperwing flight pattern: Dark upperparts with long angular wings drooped at carpal joint with broadly fanned tail. (c) Underwing flight pattern: Distinct flight silhouette with whitish patch at base of primaries. 87. 2–20 in) p. 122 (a) Adult: Bright chestnut upperparts, white head, neck and breast with blackish brown streaks.

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