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The birds of China

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Published by Smithsonian Institution Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English



  • China


  • Birds -- China -- Identification.

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Edition Notes

StatementRodolphe Meyer de Schauensee ; scientific editing by Eleanor D. Brown ; color plates by John Henry Dick, John A. Gwynne, Jr., and H. Wayne Trimm ; wash drawings by Michel Kleinbaum ; endpaper maps by Maude T. Meyer de Schauensee.
ContributionsBrown, Eleanor D., 1949-, Dick, John Henry, 1919-, Kleinbaum, Michel.
LC ClassificationsQL691.C5 D4 1984
The Physical Object
Pagination602 p. :
Number of Pages602
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3168251M
ISBN 100874743621, 087474363X
LC Control Number83010314

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Editor’s note: John MacKinnon is co-author of A Field Guide to the Birds of China, the most influential book ever written about the birds of th we present “Well-spotted in the Bamboo,” John’s third guest post for our site. In it, John introduces the bird community of Jinfoshan, the highest peak in the Dalou Mountains in the city-province of Chongqing. A Field Guide to the Birds of China: Ornithology: : MacKinnon, John, Phillipps, Karen, Showler, Dave: Books. Buy Used/5(28). This book ranks among the best birding guide books. The illustration is accurate, and is reliable for identifying birds. It is the only comprehensive field guide for China, covering + bird species. The organization of this book is very good, actually better than the field guide for the US (such as Sibley and Nat Geo) and Europe/5(26). A compact, easy-to-use bird identification guide for any nature watcher on a visit to China, one of the world's top destinations for watching birds. A total of species is described here in detail, from the magestic Black-crowned Night Heron to the striking Large Niltava.

This book describes the status of birds in Beijing and includes some original sketches, including this Japanese Waxwing. and a comparison of the tails of grey shrikes. And if you travel to Shanghai, do consider the new Birds of China, Southeast China, including Shanghai by Liu Yang, Yu Yat-tung and Yong Ding Li. China is one of the largest countries in the world, covering 7% of the earth's land surface, and encompassing a hugely diverse range of habitats. As a result it boasts a rich and diverse avifauna, including some of the most spectacular and fascinating birds to be found anywhere in the world. John MacKinnon and Karen Phillipps' important new guide will be the first truly comprehensive. A Field Guide to the Birds of China remains the only major guide covering all China and is a milestone in the history of birding. Published in , it remains an indispensable introduction to the birds of China. The Collins Bird Guide is subtitled “The Most Complete Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe.” It may seem strange to. A reference catalogue which provides a guide to all the birds found in China - species in 88 families. It offers an account for each species with emphasis on diagnostic field characteristics, followed by the bird's general and detailed range.