A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and by Allen Jeyarajasingam PDF

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By Allen Jeyarajasingam

ISBN-10: 0199639426

ISBN-13: 9780199639427

This new version is the main finished box advisor to the birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore, overlaying all 673 species identified to happen within the sector. The birds are illustrated in a sequence of seventy four beautiful full-colour plates, painted for this e-book by way of Alan Pearson, an artist with massive first-hand adventure of the sector. The plates illustrate some of the plumage adaptations for every chook, and convey the birds perched and likewise in flight, the place correct to their identity. The textual content, written and revised by way of Allen Jeyarajasingam, is out there to skilled ornithologists and novices alike, and highlights the real id good points similar to plumage adaptations, dimension, calls and songs, diversity, distribution, and standing for each species. Introductory sections describe the area and spotlight the superior websites for gazing the considerable avifauna.

The appealing, special plates and clearly-written textual content make this e-book vital for all birdwatchers vacationing to the quarter.

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D) Underwing flight (adult): Rufous-brown breast and belly barred whitish. 108. Common Buzzard Buteo buteo 50–56 cm (20–22 in) p. 132 (a) Adult: Stocky build, dark brown upperparts and whitish underparts with dark streaked breast. (b) Upperwing flight: Broad, rounded wings and tail, dark upperparts. (c) Underwing flight: Black patches at carpal joint, pale wings with black wingtips and trailing edge. 1. Long-legged Buzzard x Upland Buzzard p. 132 (a) Upright stance, largish white head, barred tail, dark rufous ‘trousers’.

L) Underwing flight pattern (female typical morph): Brown underparts and wing coverts with whitish bars, female tail pattern. 83(h) 83(j) 83(k) 83(i) 83(l) 83(f) 83(b) 83(g) 83(c) 83(d) 83(a) 83(e) P L ATE 14 SE A - E AG L E , F I SH - E AG L ES, A ND H I M A L AYA N G R I F F O N 88. White-bellied Sea-eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster 60–69 cm (24–28 in) p. 122 (a) Adult: White head and underparts contrasting with grey upperparts. (b) Juvenile: Pale brownish plumage. (c) Underwing flight pattern (adult): Black flight feathers contrast with white wing coverts and underparts.

P. 131 (a) Male: Slaty-grey upperparts with orange-rufous wash on sides of head and faint orange-rufous bars on breast and flanks. (b) Female: Brown tinged upperparts with distinct pale buff supercilium. (c) Juvenile: Heavy rufous-chestnut streaks on upper breast, barred underparts. (d) Upperwing flight (male): Distinct slaty-grey upperparts. (e) Underwing flight pattern (male): Rufous-orange markings on underparts and wing coverts. (f ) Underwing flight pattern (female): Darker and more pronounced markings on underparts and wing coverts.

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