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Birds of Borneo:
Brunei, Sabah, Sarawak, and Kalimantan
Susan Myers

Paperback | 2009 | $32.50 | ISBN: 9780691143507
272 pp. | 6 x 8 1/2 | 1,592 color illus. 630 maps.
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This is the first comprehensive field guide to illustrate and describe the varied bird species of Borneo, an ecologically significant island comprising Brunei, the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, and the Indonesian provinces of Kalimantan. With close to 1,600 beautiful color illustrations and 630 color distribution maps, this up-to-date guide identifies and details more than 620 bird species by key characteristics and habitat information. It also includes all recently split species, and provides full coverage of the Bornean endemics and distinctive races when they differ from their counterparts on neighboring islands or in mainland Southeast Asia.

Birds of Borneo is the essential resource for all birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts interested in this remarkable and unique region.

  • A convenient single-volume guide to the bird species of Borneo
  • Up-to-date information on key characteristics and habitats
  • Close to 1,600 color illustrations of more than 620 bird species
  • 630 color distribution maps
  • Includes recently split species and distinctive Bornean races

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"For at least a decade, this region has desperately needed a new field guide, and this one does Susan Myers and the region proud. . . . The result is a compact and handy 5.8 x 8.3-inch book of 272 pages that easily fits the moniker 'field guide.' . . . A particularly pleasing aspect of this book is its acceptance of a taxonomy in line with the prevailing Phylogenetic Species Concept (PSC), which is the philosophical concept driving much of the splitting we see in modern ornithology and birding today. . . . The PSC outlook of this book represents a marvelous leap forward! . . . Quite simply, the book is a must-have for anyone with an interest in Asian birds, or anyone heading to the lands of the Sea Dayaks and the White Rajahs."--Keith Barnes, Birding

"The first full field guide to cover the astonishing, ecologically important island of Borneo. With nearly 1,600 color illustrations covering over 630 species, this is the perfect all-inclusive field guide for birders wishing to visit this birding paradise."--Birdfreak.com

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