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by John Mackinnon

ePub Photographic Guide to Birds of China Including Hong Kong download
Author:
John Mackinnon
ISBN13:
978-1859749692
ISBN:
1859749690
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Publisher:
New Holland Publishers Ltd (July 1, 2001)
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Subcategory:
Biological Sciences
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1171 kb
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1218 kb
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Rating:
4.5
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330

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After returning from Hong Kong, I bought this to confirm the names of the birds I had taken pictures o. I would say a good additional book if you are a serious bird watcher. You will need something like the Birds of East Asia as your main reference book.

I would say a good additional book if you are a serious bird watcher. 2 people found this helpful.

John MacKinnon, Nigel Hicks. This area is one of the world's top destinations for birdwatchers

John MacKinnon, Nigel Hicks. This area is one of the world's top destinations for birdwatchers. A total of 252 species is described here in detail, from the majestic White-naped Crane to the strikingly colourful Large Niltava. All of these birds are clearly illustrated in a collection of specially commissioned colour photographs. With almost 300 full-colour photographs, easy-to-use thumbnail family silhouettes, a regional distribution map and handy tips.

Автор: Mackinnon John Название: Photographic Guide to Birds of. .Описание: This looks like a book but it& actually a clever sound panel that allows children to hear 128 French words spoken by a native speaker.

Описание: This looks like a book but it& actually a clever sound panel that allows children to hear 128 French words spoken by a native speaker. Simply take one of the 4 cards (each features 16 words and pictures on each side) out of the envelope and insert into the slot as instructed.

John Mackinnon lived in China and Hong Kong for eight years, and has extensive experience of watching and writing about Chinese birds

John Mackinnon lived in China and Hong Kong for eight years, and has extensive experience of watching and writing about Chinese birds. He has been working in ecology and conservation in Asia for over 30 years and has written and co-authored many books on the natural history of Asia. Field, Identification Guide Out of Print. Series: Photographic Guides Series (New Holland Natural History). By: John MacKinnon(Author), Nigel Hicks(Illustrator). 144 pages, 300 col photos, 1 distrib map. Publisher: New Holland Publishers.

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Southeast Asia is the first comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of mainland Southeast Asia, the Philippines and Borneo. It covers important bird species found in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, as well as southern China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Philippines. Of an estimated 10,000 living bird species in the world, Southeast Asia is home to over 3,000 of them making this one of the most diverse avifaunal regions on the planet and a bird-watcher's paradise. This comprehensive guide covers over 660 species and has more than 700 color photographs.

Published July 1, 2001 by New Holland Publishers Ltd.

A Photographic Guide to Birds of China Including Hong Kong (Photograph. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove A Photographic Guide to Birds of China Including Hong Kong (Photographic Guide) from your list? A Photographic Guide to Birds of China Including Hong Kong (Photographic Guide). Published July 1, 2001 by New Holland Publishers Ltd.

John MacKinnon lived in China and Hong Kong for eight years, and has .

John MacKinnon lived in China and Hong Kong for eight years, and has extensive experience of watching and writing about Chinese birds. John MacKinnon and Karen Phillipps' important new guide will be the first truly comprehensive, taxonomically modern, and fully illustrated field guide to the birds of China. Over 1300 bird species are illustrated in 128 original colour paintings, by Karen Phillipps and Dave Showler. The book also includes a useful introductory section that presents a background to the ecology of China, a brief history of Chinese ornithology, and plenty of practical hints on birdwatching in China.

Author:Mackinnon, John. Birds of China Including Hong Kong (Photographic Guide t. Book Binding:Paperback. We appreciate the impact a good book can have

Author:Mackinnon, John. We appreciate the impact a good book can have. We all like the idea of saving a bit of cash, so when we found out how many good quality used books are out there - we just had to let you know! Read full description. See details and exclusions. Birds of China Including Hong Kong by John Mackinnon (Paperback, 2001). Pre-owned: lowest price.

John Mackinnon lived in China and Hong Kong for eight years, and has extensive experience of watching and . He has been working in ecology and conservation in Asia for over 30 years and has written and co-authored many books on the natural history of the continent. Nigel Hicks is a freelance writer and photographer. He has travelled extensively in Asia and is the coauthor of New Holland's A Photographic Guide to Birds of the Philippines. He lives in Teignmouth, Devon.

Handy, pocket-sized field guide to 252 species of birds found in China and Hong Kong. Provides short descriptive accounts, color photographs and color range maps for each species, as well as brief comments on abundance, calls and/or feeding behavior. Full-color photographs and range maps.
  • This book has no usefulness. The birds are from different locations all over China. They are not common birds you would expect to find wherever you were. I am in China right now. I bought the big book by John MacKinnon and Karen Phillips. I went on a bird walk with Chinese birders. They are using the MacKinnon and Phillips book. It turns out the Chinese only started birding 10 years ago.

  • Perfect compact bird identification. Probably not nearly complete for "life-listers" but for the hobbiest, it's great.

  • I found this book very limited in scope--three very common birds were not in it at all. I guess it's my fault for not getting a more comprehensive guide, but I was looking for easy pack-ability, which it did provide.

  • The photos are great. Wish there was more information on seasonal birds but did help me since I couldn't find any other books for China.

  • Nice size and a great starter book but very far from being comprehensive. Good price and good beginning. Need additional guides for a trip.

  • I love this book. I didn't want/need a huge compendium of Birds in China to carry around, and this is light, will fit in my hiking pocket, and the photographs are clear and helpful. I got it from Crzybulldogs, in perfect condition, and they sent it very quickly. Nuff said!

  • Excellent product. So beautiful and lifelike are the bird depictions. I'm sure my father-in-law will love this book as an addition to his exotic bird collection.

  • Basics: 1996, softcover, 144 pages, color photographs of 252 species, simple range maps

    This compact guide offers decent color photos for 252 (20%) of China's 1,300+ birds. The large size of China with diverse habitats combined with the relatively low percentage of birds covered in this book means this photo guide should only be considered as a practice tool before visiting China. It's certainly small enough to carry around, but it's too limited to be of consistent help.

    Nearly all the birds are shown with only a single photo. These photos are clear and well lit. The photos are smaller, which is necessary to make a compact book. However, the photo usually zooms in on the the bird to maximize its size. These pictures will be good enough to identify the bird - if you see that specific plumage of the bird.

    Each bird receives a single paragraph of text with the photo. Most of this is dedicated to describing the bird. These descriptions are average and, while offering some details, are generally not in-depth enough to identify all the birds. A few additional lines are given for voice and habitat.

    The same range map template is used for all birds. This is small (2.5 x 1.5cm) and uses only one color to denote the distribution. However, it is not apparent what the mapped distribution specifically shows. Breeding? Winter? Year round? At some point during the year? The book only states the maps can be used to "check whether the species can be expected at the given locality."

    I liked this book to practice learning the birds, but a true field guide is necessary with this it. This book is really just a sampling of China's birds. Three books I recommend for China are "The Birds of Hong Kong and South China" (8th edition) by Viney, "A Field Guide to the Birds of China" by MacKinnon, and "A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Hong Kong" by the Hong Kong Birdwatching Society. Each has its strengths and limitations.

    I've listed several related books below...
    1) The Birds of Hong Kong and South China by Viney/Phillips
    2) A Field Guide to the Birds of China by MacKinnon/Phillipps
    3) A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Hong Kong by HKBS (ISBN 9621428947)
    4) The Birds of China by de Schauensee
    5) Atlas of birds of China by Qian (ISBN 7534915643)
    6) Atlas of the Beijing Birds by Zhao (ISBN 7503822570)
    7) The Avifauna of Hong Kong by Carey (ISBN 9627508020)
    8) Birds of China by Zhang
    9) Les oiseaux de Chine, de Mongolie et de Coree non passereaux by Etchecopar
    10) A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Japan and North-East Asia by Shimba
    (written by Soleglad at Avian Review or Avian Books, October 2008)