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Wildlife of Southeast Asia
Susan Myers

Paperback | 2016 | $22.95 | £18.95 | ISBN: 9780691154855
256 pp. | 5 x 8 | 520 color illus. 2 maps.
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This handy photographic guide offers a stunning look at the wildlife of Southeast Asia, which includes Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, West Malaysia, and Singapore. Accessible text and more than 500 color photographs help readers to learn about and identify the most common species found in the region, particularly the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects that visitors will most likely encounter. Detailed photos are accompanied on facing pages by succinct species accounts highlighting key identification features, status, and distribution. The book's brief introduction offers readers useful information on major wildlife sites as well as practical advice on making the most of a wildlife-watching trip.

Wildlife of Southeast Asia is the essential resource for visitors and residents interested in the fauna of this fascinating area of the world.

  • A photographic guide to the wildlife of Southeast Asia, including Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, West Malaysia, and Singapore
  • More than 500 stunning color photographs
  • Accessible species accounts highlight key identification features, status, and distribution
  • A brief introduction discusses wildlife locations and practical travel know-how

Susan Myers has led specialist birding tours in the Asian and Australasian region for more than fifteen years. She now works with WINGS Birding Tours, based in Arizona. Myers is the author of Birds of Borneo (Princeton).


"Myers (a seasoned specialist who gives bird tour guides with WINGS Birding Tours) presents an easy to use and colorful introduction to the fauna of Southeast Asia. The guide provides a very brief introduction to wildlife viewing skills and etiquette."--Choice


"Wildlife of Southeast Asia is a valuable and worthwhile addition to the field guide literature. The text conveys just the right amount of information for nonexperts unfamiliar with the region's fauna and the photographs will serve users well."--Robert Hutchinson, company director of Birdtour Asia

"In this logical and straightforward guide, Myers displays an excellent knowledge of the fauna of Southeast Asia. The well-chosen photos will help readers with quick identifications in the field."--Con Foley, wildlife photographer

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments 6
Introduction 6
Geographic Coverage 6
Measurements 6
Basic Tips for Visitors 8
Guide to the Best Spots for Viewing Wildlife in Southeast Asia 10
Species Accounts
Birds 26
Mammals 174
Reptiles 210
Frogs 226
Invertebrates 230
References 244
Photo Credits 244
Index 249

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