By Allen Jeyarajasingam
This re-creation is the main finished box consultant to the birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore, protecting all 673 species recognized to happen within the area. The birds are illustrated in a sequence of seventy four wonderful full-colour plates, painted for this booklet through Alan Pearson, an artist with enormous first-hand adventure of the zone. The plates illustrate some of the plumage adaptations for every poultry, and express the birds perched and in addition in flight, the place correct to their identity. The textual content, written and revised by means of Allen Jeyarajasingam, is available to skilled ornithologists and novices alike, and highlights the real identity positive factors corresponding to plumage adaptations, dimension, calls and songs, variety, distribution, and standing for each species. Introductory sections describe the quarter and spotlight the superior websites for looking at the considerable avifauna.
The appealing, designated plates and clearly-written textual content make this ebook vital for all birdwatchers vacationing to the sector.
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110 (a) Adult: White plumage, black mask and flight feathers, yellowish bill. (b) Juvenile: Pale brown with white collar. 68. Red-footed Booby Sula sula 70 cm (28 in) p. 110 (a) Pale morph: White plumage, blue facial skin and bill, red feet. (b) Dark morph: All brown with red feet. (c) Juvenile: All brown with pale neck. 69. Brown Booby Sula leucogaster 74 cm (29 in) p. 111 (a) Adult: Dark brown head and upperparts, white underparts, whitish bill. (b) Juvenile: All brown, paler below. 68(b) 67(b) 68(a) 67(a) 68(c) 69(a) 69(b) 63(b) 63(a) 62(a) 63(c) 62(b) 64(b) 62(c) 64(c) 64(a) P L ATE 10 FA LC O N S A N D B AT H AW K 73.
D) Upperwing flight (female): Dark brown mantle and wings, white rump, banded tail. 100. Pied Harrier Circus melanoleucos 43–46 cm (17–18 in) p. 128 (a) Male: Black head and upper breast, black wingtips, white underparts. (b) Female: White underwing with dark barrings. (c) Upperwing flight (male): Black head and mantle, white bar on wing coverts, narrow black bar on wing, blackish wingtips, white tail. (d) Upperwing flight (female): Dark brown mantle and wing coverts, pale bluish grey flight feathers with black bands and narrow ‘V’-shaped rump patch.
D) Underwing flight pattern (juvenile): Pale brownish wing with long white bar, dark terminal tail band shows less contrast with rest of brownish tail. 93. Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis 115–125 cm (46–50 in) p. 124 (a) Juvenile: Pale head and underparts, dark brownish upperparts with long narrow whitish streaks, blackish bill and cere. (b) Underwing flight pattern (juvenile): Pale wing coverts and underparts contrasting with dark flight feathers and short wedge-shaped tail. Note: White-rumped (91), Indian (92), Red-headed (94), and Cinereous Vultures (95) are not illustrated in colour.
A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore by Allen Jeyarajasingam