Princeton Nature

Birds of China

A comprehensive, fully illustrated field guide to the birds of China


Published (US):
Jan 16, 2024
Published (UK):
Dec 12, 2023
6.13 x 9.25 in.
4,000 color illus.
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China is home to some of the most spectacular birdlife to be found anywhere in the world. This richly illustrated field guide covers every species found throughout the region, including numerous endemic and globally threatened species. Detailed species accounts cover everything from biometrics and habitat to behavior, distribution, and voice, and each one comes with illustrations of the species and a color distribution map. A landmark achievement, Birds of China is the ideal companion for travelers to China and a must for any birder’s bookshelf.

  • The first complete English-language field guide to China’s wondrously diverse birdlife
  • Covers nearly 1,500 species, including endemics and threatened birds
  • Features a wealth of breathtaking color plates painted by leading Chinese artists
  • Includes some 4,000 images that illustrate every species
  • Discusses China’s geography and zoogeography
  • Shares invaluable advice on birding practices and ethics