This handy birdwatching field guide is an excellent introduction to the fantastic array of birds found in Southeast Asia. Southeast Asia is home to a remarkable array of bird species—the most diverse on Earth. These birds range in size from the tiny Orange-bellied Flowerpeckers living within the rainforest, to massive White-bellied Sea-Eagles. They vary in color from drab, olive babblers, to exquisitely-hued kingfishers. This bird guide features 96 typical species and clearly describes their special characteristics. Many are easy–to–find birds adapted to living around cities and towns, while others can be seen in nature reserves. Illustrated with over 100 beautiful color photographs, showing the birds in their natural habitats, this book will delight both keen bird watchers and beginners alike. Common as well as scientific names are given for each bird.
Author: Navjot S. Sodhi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-02-23
Conservation of Tropical Birds has been written by four conservation biologists whose expertise spans all the tropical regions of the world. It is the first book to cover all the major issues in tropical bird conservation. Current problems faced by tropical bird conservationists are summarised and potential solutions outlined based on the results of case studies. Birds are key indicators of ecosystem health, and such a well-studied group of organisms, that they provide an excellent lens through which to examine global conservation problems caused by phenomena such as climate change, declines in ecosystem services, habitat loss, fires, overexploitation, and invasive species. Therefore, the book also provides an engaging synopsis of the general issues in conservation and the problems faced by other wildlife. This book serves as an important resource and companion to all people interested in observing and conserving birds in the tropics and elsewhere.
Author: E. A. Jayson
Publisher: New India Publishing
Release Date: 2010
Community Ecology of Tropical Birds, the tropical ecosystems is one of the most biological diverse habitats on the earth. Seventy six per cent of all centers of avian endemism occur in tropical regions and the same is true for many plant and animal communities. Birds are important component of biological diversity and their ecological, cultural, recreational and economic benefits are recognized universally. They act as vital links in many food webs and often serve as highly visible biological indicators of ecosystem health. Many bird populations are declining all over the world due to habitat loss and fragmentation, predation, pesticide use, invasive exotic species and other factors. This book is about the ecology of tropical bird community, all together 12 chapters are described and divided into two parts. The first part of this book looks at the forest bird community including status and distribution, species-abundance relationship, seasonal changes, vertical distribution and habitat utilisation. The second part provides detailed ecology of wetland bird community. This book will be an invaluable resource for field scientist, researchers, students, and naturalists in the field of Ornithology.
This book examines behavioral adaptations of tropical birds in timing of breeding, life history traits, mating systems and parental care, territoriality, communication, and biotic interactions, and emphasizes the many gaps in our knowledge of tropical birds. We urge students and researchers in temperate and tropical regions alike to realize the potential they have for improving our knowledge of avian adaptations far beyond what is currently accepted as gospel. Time is running out.
This early work is a fascinating read for any ornithologist or nature enthusiast. Sixteen beautiful plates by John Gould are accompanied by notes about the varied tropical birds featured. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Twenty-four brilliantly colored avian creatures: peacock, flamingo, toucan, lyrebird, quetzal, ruff, ultramarine lorikeet, and more. For enhancing stationery, gift packages, other flat surfaces. Identifications.
A POCKET-SIZED GUIDE TO SOME OF THE WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL AND COLOURFUL BIRDS With their glorious plumage, charismatic features and melodious calls, Australia's tropical birds are spectacular and much loved. But with so many colourful species inhabiting a range of environments, how do you tell a spectacled monarch from a magnificent riflebird? Tropical Birds of Australia is an excellent addition to Penguin's range of mini books. With beautiful full-colour photographs, this pocket-sized guide collects together 40 of the brightest, strangest and most popular birds to grace Australia's skies. Useful details of the following characteristics of each species are included: geographic range habitat and nest breeding, incubation and fledging diet size voice A charming and affordable introduction to the tropical birds of Australia, this book will appeal to nature lovers, bird watchers, and anyone who wants to know more about the wealth of incredible bird life on their doorstep.