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

10,000 Birds

The same publisher, Lynx Edicions, has already covered New Guinea region (943 species, including the total of 456 endemics), encompassing Indonesian West Papua (also the West Papuan Islands, Geelvink Bay Islands and Aru Islands) in “Birds of New Guinea – including Bismarck Archipelago and Bougainville” (2017).

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The Sunda Teals of Jakarta

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The Sunda Teal is restricted to the region of the Sunda islands, ranging from the southern halves of Sumatra and Borneo through Java and Sulawesi all the way to Timor. There is one thing however that makes the Sunda Teal a rather highly desired species, and the name is a bit of a give-away: the species’ magic is in its range.

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Pygmy Wren-babblers on Java

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South of this range are several isolated populations, in South Vietnam, the Malay peninsular, Sumatra, Java, Flores, and Timor, an all of them have been assigned subspecies status. This more or less coherent range is occupied by the nominate subspecies pusilla. Then, however, it becomes interesting.

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“The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia”

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This guide describes the 125 best birding sites for both common and rare species, covering Myanmar, Thailand, Laos (officially Lao PDR), Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines and Timor Leste.

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