A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines

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OUP Oxford, Sep 21, 2000 - Nature - 369 pages
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A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines is the first and only guide that covers all 572 species of birds known to occur within the 7,100 islands that make up the Philippines. The Philippine avifauna includes some 170 endemics - species that are not found anywhere else in the world - and is thus of interest to avid birders around the world. Many of these species are also endangered, due to the high levels of habitat destruction in the Philippine forest, and this book is also urgently needed by conservation workers in the region. The Guide is illustrated by 72 specially painted colour plates that show all but the three vagrant species recently recorded there. Its text gives detailed information about the plumage, voice, range, distribution, status, habitat, life history and behaviour of the birds and is accompanied by distribution maps for all the species described. The expert team of authors and artists includes two prominent Philippine ornithologists, and has combined field experience summing to over 100 years. This book clearly will be the standard for Philippine Ornithology for many years to come.
 

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Contents

BIBLIOGRAPHY 349
1
Illustration section
5
Grebes
12
Bitterns Egrets Herons
12
Ibises Spoonbills
12
Buzzards SerpentEagles Eagles HawkEagles HCM
12
Cranes Rails Crakes ARS
12
Plovers MJB
12
Babblers GroundBabblers WrenBabblers JEL
12
Babblers StripedBabblers JEL
12
TitBabblers Shortwing Robins JEL
12
MagpieRobin Shamas Redstarts Bushchat Wheatear RockThrush QEL
12
GroundThrushes Thrushes JEL
12
Flyeaters Warblers LeafWarblers AEG
12
ReedWarblers Grassbirds GrasshopperWarblers AEG
12
Tailorbirds AEG 59 Cisticolas BushWarblers AEG
12

Knots Stints Sandpipers Ruff MJB
12
Terns Noddies MJB
12
FruitDoves RCA
12
CuckooDoves CollaredDoves TurtleDoves Doves EmeraldDoves RCA
12
Bleedinghearts Pigeons RCA
12
Lorikeets Cockatoos Parrots HCM
12
Racquettails HangingParrots HCM
12
Cuckoos MJB 32 Cuckoos Koel Malkohas MJB
12
Coucals MJB 34 Grass Owls BayOwls ScopsOwls ARS
12
ScopsOwls EagleOwls HawkOwls Owls ARS
12
Frogmouths Nightjars ARS 37 Swiftlets AEG 38 Needletails Swifts Treeswifts AEG
12
Trogons Dollarbirds Kingfishers RCA
12
Kingfishers RCA 41 Beeeaters Hoopoe Hornbills RCA
12
Barbets Woodpeckers RCA
12
Broadbills Pittas JAR
12
Martins Swallows WZ
12
Larks Cuckooshrikes MJB
12
Trillers Minivets Leafbirds loras MJB
12
Bulbuls JEL 48 Bulbuls Drongos JEL
12
Orioles FairyBluebirds Crows JEL
12
Tits Nuthatches Rhabdornis JEL
12
JungleFlycatchers Flycatchers AEG
12
Flycatchers AEG 62 Flycatchers Fantails VDE
12
ParadiseFlycatchers Monarchs Whistlers VDE
12
Wagtails Pipits AEG
12
Woodswallows Shrikes Glossy Starlings AEG 66 Starlings Mynas LHB
12
Sunbirds MJB 68 Sunbirds Spiderhunters Flowerpeckers MJB
12
Flowerpeckers MJB 70 Whiteeyes Old World Sparrows Avadavat JEL 71 Parrotfinches Sparrows Munias RCA
12
Finches Crossbills Bullfinches Buntings RCA
12
Buzzards Eagles Harriers Hawks Kites
15
Cranes Gruidae
75
Lapwings Plovers Charadriidae
88
Phalaropes Phalaropodidae
117
Doves Pigeons Colunibidae
133
Lorikeets Cockatoos Parrots Racquettails Psittacidae
154
Barn and Grass Owls Tytonidae
173
Swifts Apodidae
187
Beeeaters Meropidae
206
Martins Swallows Hirimdinidae
220
Drongos Dicruridae
237
Robins ShamasThrushes Turdidae
258
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Robert Kennedy is the Director of Natural History Collections and Research for the Museum of Natural History & Science, Cincinnati Museum Center. Pedro C. Gonzalez is Curator Emeritus at the National Museum of the Philippines.

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