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Phillipps' Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo


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Birds of the Seashore 2 Birds of Coastal Gardens 4 Birds of Padi Fields 6 Birds of Rivers and Streams 8 Birds of Lowland Forest 10 Birds of Kinabalu Park HQ 12 Birds of Kinabalu Summit Trail 14 Introduction to the Second Edition 20 The Origin and Evolution of Borneo's Birds 22 Conservation in Action 24 Anatomy and Plumage of a Bird 26 Key to Distribution Maps 27 Fifty-two Endemic Birds of Borneo 29 Vegetation and Bird Life in Borneo 30 Altitudinal Zonation on Kinabalu 32 Climate, Rainfall and Bird Breeding Seasons 34 Bird Migration 36 Glossary 38 History of Bornean Ornithology 41 THE BIRDS OF BORNEO Megapodes42 Pheasants and Junglefowl 44 Partridges, Quail and Pheasants 46 Partridges 48 Resident Ducks 50 Migrant Ducks 52 Shearwaters and Petrels 54 Storks, Ibises and Spoonbills 56 Night Herons 58 Bitterns 60 Pond Herons and Striated Herons 62 Large Herons and White-faced Heron 64 Egrets 66 Chinese and Reef Egrets 68 Frigatebirds 70 Christmas Island Frigatebird 72 Great Frigatebird 74 Tropicbirds and Boobies 76 Pelicans, Cormorants and Darters 78 Hawks and Eagles 80 Hawk-eagles 82 Hawk-eagles and Jerdon's Baza 84 Distinguishing Mimic from Model 86 Black Kite, Buzzards and Black Baza 88 Marine and Riverine Eagles 90 Black and Serpent Eagles, Bat Hawk 92 Harriers and Black-winged Kite 94 Falcons 96 Kestrels and Hobbies 98 Goshawk and Sparrowhawks 100 Crakes 104 Rails and Jacanas 106 Watercock, Moorhens, Coot and Waterhen 108 Oystercatcher, Avocet, Stilts and Lapwings 110 Sand Plovers and Small Plovers 112 Malaysian Plover and Turnstone 114 Snipe and Woodcock 116 Curlew, Whimbrel, Godwit, Dowitcher 118 Redshank and Greenshank 120 Sandpipers, Tattler and Ruff 122 Stints and Sandpipers 124 Dowitchers and Sandpipers 126 Knots, Sandpipers and Phalaropes 128 Grebes, Pratincoles, Stone Curlew 130 Larger Gulls 132 Smaller Gulls 134 Crested and Marsh Terns 136 Gull-billed, Caspian and Sooty Terns 138 Common, Roseate and Aleutian Terns 140 Noddies 142 Skuas (Jaegers) 144 Doves and Pigeons 146 Green Pigeons 148 Fruit Doves and Pigeons 150 Imperial and Wood Pigeons 152 Parrots 154 Hawk-cuckoos 156 Cuculus Cuckoos 158 Glossy and Bronze Cuckoos 160 Drongo and Brush Cuckoos 162 Coucals and Koel 164 Malkohas 166 Ground-cuckoo 168 Owls 170 Bay Owls, Barn Owls and Typical Owls 172 Scops Owls 174 Frogmouths 176 Nightjars 178 Swifts and Treeswifts 180 Non-echo-locating Swiftlets 182 Echo-locating Swiftlets 184 Needletail Swifts 186 Trogons 188 Kingfishers 190 Bee-eaters, Roller and Hoopoe 194 Hornbills 196 Barbets 202 Barbets and Honeyguide 204 Woodpeckers 206 Woodpeckers and Piculets 210 Broadbills 212 Green Broadbills 214 Resident Pittas 216 Migrant and Nomadic Pittas 218 Ioras and Leafbirds 220 Minivets 222 Woodshrikes and Cuckoo-shrikes 224 Whistlers, Great Tit and Nuthatch 226 Strikes 228 Orioles and Fairy Bluebird 230 Drongos 232 Crows, Black Magpie 234 Jay, Magpies, Bristlehead 236 Woodswallow, Swallows and Martins 238 Tailorbirds and Prinia 240 Bulbuls 242 Gerygone, Leaf and Reed-Warblers 250 Montane Warblers 252 Cisticolas and Grasshopper Warblers 254 Migrant Warblers 256 Jungle Babblers 258 Wren-babblers 262 Tree-babblers 264 Scimitar and Rail-babbler 266 Tit-babblers, Fulvetta and Erpornis 268 Laughing-thrushes 270 White-eyes and Black-eye 272 Mynas and Starlings 274 Migrant and Vagrant Starlings 276 Thrushes and Fruithunter 278 Rock-thrush and Whistling Thrush 280 Migrant Robins 282 Magpie Robins and Shamas 284 Resident Thrushes and Forktails 286 Flycatchers 288 Brown Flycatchers 290 Small Flycatchers 292 Blue Flycatchers 294 Blue Flycatchers and Shortwing 296 Paradise Flycatchers and Fantails 298 Canary Flycatchers and Monarchs 300 Flowerpeckers 302 Sunbirds 308 Plain Spiderhunters 312 Streaked Spiderhunters 314 Avadavat and Munias 316 Rare and Endemic Munias 318 Wagtails 320 Pipits 322 Larks 324 Sparrow, Weaver and Buntings 326 BIRDING SITES Birding the Kota Kinabalu Area 328 Birding West Sabah and Kinabalu Park 330 Birding East Sabah 332 Birding Brunei Darussalam 334 Birding the Kuching Area 336 Birding Southern Sarawak 338 Birding Northern Sarawak 340 Kalimantan National Parks and Protected Areas 342 Birding Tanjong Puting and Sabangau 344 Birding Balikpapan and Mahakam 346 Birding Maratua and Kakaban 348 Selected Bibliography and Further Reading 350 Useful Websites 357 List of Ecological and Text Notes 358 Index of Common Names 360 Index of Scientific Names 366 The Authors 370 Regional Map 372 Topographical Map of Borneo Inside back cover

About the Author

Quentin Phillipps is a native of Borneo who has been fascinated by its wildlife and natural history since he was a child. At age seventeen, he won a wildlife photography competition with the first-ever picture of a nesting Chestnut-headed Thrush, taken at Poring. Karen Phillipps is a native of Borneo who has illustrated many books on Asian wildlife, including "A Field Guide to the Mammals of Borneo", "A Field Guide to the Birds of China", and "The Birds of Sulawesi".


Praise for previous editions:"A brilliant birding companion both for beginners and seasoned birders, and an excellent reference work, not only on Borneo?s birds, but on other remarkable fauna and flora."--Ibis: The International Journal of Avian Science Praise for previous editions:"This is the book I wish I had when I first visited Sabah--a wonderful book, which I could not recommend more highly."--Frederick H. Sheldon, Wilson Bulletin

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