=A guide with illustrations or photographs for identification
Thailand is justifiably the most popular country for birdwatching in South-East Asia. From dramatic hornbills and colorful but skulking pheasants and pittas to one of the rarest birds in the world, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, the country boasts year-round interest. This new field guide will help you identify all 1049 species to have been recorded in the country to date, including the 20 species endemic or near-endemic to Thailand.
- Taxonomy follows the HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World.
- Detailed texts covering status, habitat and behavior, age, sex and geographical variation, voice, and confusion species.
- Almost 2200 illustrations covering all species and distinctive subspecies, birds in flight, males and females, juveniles and non-breeding plumages, where appropriate.
- QR code for each species, linking to the Internet Bird Collection gallery of photos, videos and sounds.
- More than 1025 full-color range maps for all species other than vagrants.
- Well-marked subspecies groups receive full accounts, and the distributions of subspecies breeding in the region are clearly mapped.
- Local species name and local conservation status included.
Our Opinion: Well organized and of course, beautifully illustrated, using the paintings from the Handbook of the Birds of the World series. The QR codes and detailed plumage descriptions add size to a book covering a massive avifauna, so the font is rather small. The hardcover binding also adds some weight in the field. However, it is well organized enough to still be reasonable for field use. And the small section on birding hotspots is a great addition.
Publisher: Lynx Edicions and Birdlife International
Year of Publication: 2018
Page Count: 452
Weight: 2.25 lb