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Birds of East Asia: China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Russia

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With 234 superb color plates, and more than 950 color maps, Birds of East Asia makes it easy to identify all of the region's species. The first single-volume field guide for eastern Asia, the book covers major islands including Japan and Taiwan, as well as the Asian continent from Kamchatka to the Korean Peninsula. The region's major bird families are presented and distinc ...more
Paperback, 528 pages
Published February 15th 2009 by Princeton University Press
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Wanda
Mar 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
To be fair, this is not a book which one reads. It is a tome which one studies, in hopes of being able to identify the birds seen in the region. The illustrations are good and the range maps are on the facing pages. Nothing drives me crazier than range maps tucked in the back of the book, involving index checks and page flipping in the heat of the moment. It is a heavier volume that I could have hoped for, which is a result of the vast geographic coverage. Truthfully, I would have been happier t ...more
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Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great for Beijing and Shanghai and their environs.
PoachingFacts
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: birders, amateur bird watchers, experienced safari tourists
All Princeton Field Guides fall into the “must have” category when it comes to packing for a long holiday of wildlife safaris and birding adventures. Birds of East Asia is no different and is an essential reference for anyone seeking detailed information on birds in this region. Note that this 2009 edition only contains information accurate as of 2006, the cut-off date for publishing, but has a number of other worthwhile features to build on.

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Nicholas Sly
Nov 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: birds, field-guides
A fantastic guide, but with one bizarre editorial decision that annoys me. The species ranges are truncated by the political boundaries at the edge of the coverage area of the guide, despite the fact that the maps are drawn extending beyond these boundaries. When I first flipped through this guide it gives the appearance of having a huge number of species with a bizarre coastal China distribution. How hard can it be to extend the species' ranges to the edges of the map shown? ...more
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