Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago: Greater Sundas and Wallacea 2nd edition – A Field Guide Review

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The main conservation issues are habitat loss, hunting and wildlife trade. Reviews book review Borneo Brunei East Timor field guide Indonesia Indonesian Archipelago Malaysia“Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago: Greater Sundas and Wallacea” by James A. Eaton, Bas van Balen, Nick W.

Phillipps’ Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo: A Book Review

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So, when Redgannet asked me if I was interested in reviewing Phillipps’ Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo: Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan, Third Edition , by Quentin Phillipps and Karen Phillipps, a book he had acquired at Birdfair, I hesitated. Borneo is the third largest island in the world; politically it is divided amongst three countries–Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak), Indonesia (Kalimantan) and the sultanate of Brunei.

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Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago: Greater Sundas and Wallacea–A Field Guide Review

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The Greater Sundas area includes Sumatra, Borneo, Brunei, Java, and Bali, and the Wallacea area includes Sulawesi, the Moluccas and the Lesser Sundas plus all satellite islands. There are two excellent guides to the birds of Borneo: Phillipps’ Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo: Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei, and Kalimantan , 3rd Edition , by Quentin Phillipps and Karen Phillips, (2014), and Birds of Borneo: Brunei, Sabah, Sarawak, and Kalimantan by Susan Myers (2009).

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