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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: New Holland; Revised edition edition (25 Aug. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847738311
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847738318
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 1 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,633 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Craig Robson has visited South-East Asia many times in the past 25 years and has studied more bird species in the region than anyone else from Europe. He helped to launch the thriving Oriental Bird Club and served on the Council of the OBC for five years, writing numerous papers in their journal during that time. Craig is based in Norfolk, England. A selection of leading artists, including Richard Allen, Hilary Burn, Clive Byers, Dan Cole, John Cox, Tony Disley, Martin Elliott, Mike Langman, Ian Lewington, Andrew Mackay, Stephen Message, Chris Schmidt, Jan Wilczur and Tim Worfolk, were specially commissioned to provide the artwork.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Abe on 1 Feb. 2009
Format: Paperback
I needed to buy a light-weight, and small enough book for my 8yr old nephew to take back to Bali with him on the plane. It also needed pictures and good descriptions of the birds, as my nephew is no bird brain when it comes to birds! Each bird has its own picture with a summary of its habitat and any special features, although it is not comprehensive it is ideal to get familiar with these beautiful birds without being simplistic. It would make an excellent field guide. All I need now is my own plane ticket to Bali!...
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Compact so good for travelling but comprehensive enough for my needs
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By sugref on 23 Aug. 2014
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Great size for taking birdwatching and very easy to refer to.
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Helpful photos but only with another field guide 8 Sept. 2008
By Jack Holloway - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Basics: 2000, softcover, 136 pages, color photos of 236 species, no range maps

Like others of its kind, this compact guide provides color photos for 236 species found in these western islands of Indonesia. This represents about 1/3 of the nearly 640 birds found here. A good sampling of all the families is given, with perhaps fewer for the warblers. This is probably a good idea considering the difficulty of identifying them without multiple illustrations.

These photos are pretty good for 90-95% of the birds, despite all of them being somewhat small as necessitated by the size of the book. Just one photo is given for each bird. For the other 5-10% of the birds, these photos often show an unhelpful pose from behind or below or, a pose that does not show the necessary field marks well enough.

The text is a brief paragraph that focuses primarily on the description of the bird to aid in identification. This will be helpful some of the time. For some birds, a comparison is made to a similar species. Some additional short notes are offered on behavior and habitat.

Due to the limited number of birds and the few plumages shown, this book will not be appreciated for a serious birding trip. Use this guide like you should all its similar congeners - only as a practice tool in conjunction with a complete field guide.

I've listed several related books below...
1) A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Indonesia by Strange
2) The Birds of Borneo, 4th ed. by Smythies
3) A Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo, Sumatra, Java, and Bali by MacKinnon/Phillipps
4) Photographic Guide to the Birds of Borneo by Davison/Fook
5) A Guide to the Birds of Wallacea by Coates/Bishop
6) De Avifauna van de Plantentuin te Buitenzorg. by Hoogerwerf
7) Birds: A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore by Strange
8) A Field Guide to the Birds of West Malaysia and Singapore by Jeyarajasingam/Pearson
9) A Photographic Guide to Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore by Davison/Fook
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Good book but only a small percentage of birds are represented 2 April 2009
By Four by Four - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The book is good and gives a high level overview of diffferent families of birds for Java, Sumatra and Bali. BUT there are tons of species missing that could have been added to this book.
Question Quality of Some Photos 19 Mar. 2014
By Lynne L. Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
With the quality of today's digital cameras, there could've been better photographs of some birds. A few key birds were not included
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