This is the first of two field guides illustrating and describing all of the approximately 1,800 bird species found in the Palearctic--the huge region that includes Europe, Asia north of the Himalayas, and Africa north of the Sahara. This area spans the countries of the former Soviet Union, all of the Russian Arctic, China, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, and the Middle East excluding the Gulf countries. This first volume covers all the passerines (perching birds, from tyrant flycatchers to buntings) or songbirds and will soon be followed by a companion guide to the nonpasserines (divers to woodpeckers). These volumes are the first and only field guides for many parts of the area covered, and mark the first time all of these birds have been included in a single pair of books. This first volume covers every passerine species and subspecies in the area, in every adult plumage--all illustrated and described by Norman Arlott, a leading bird artist who has many years of field experience with these species. Color plates of all field-identifiable species, including subspecies and color morphs Succinct facing-page text concentrates on key field-identification features, including voice Detailed distribution map for each species Well-researched and accessible Handy format-the ideal field guide Essential for anyone interested in Eurasian birds
This is the first of two field guides illustrating and describing all of the approximately 1,800 bird species found in the Palearctic--the huge region that includes Europe, Asia north of the Himalayas, and Africa north of the Sahara.
Author: Norman Arlott
Originally published as: A field guide to the birds of the Palearctic: non-passerines. London: HarperCollins, c2009.
The two volumes of Birds of Europe, Russia, China, and Japan are the only field guides to illustrate and describe every bird species in the Palearctic. And, for many parts of this region, these books provide the first and only field guides.
Author: Norman Arlott
"Published in the United Kingdom and European Union in 2009 by Christopher Helm ... London"--T.p. verso.
"Published in the United Kingdom and European Union in 2009 by Christopher Helm ... London"--T.p. verso. "Well-written and well-organized, this excellent book will be widely applauded by the professional and amateur birding community.
Author: Mark Brazil
Publisher: A&C Black
A comprehensive illustrated guide to the birds of the Greater Sundas, the Philippines, and Wallacea Birds of the Greater Sundas, the Philippines, and Wallacea is a comprehensive illustrated guide to the varied and fascinating avian population inhabiting these Southeast Asian islands, which include Indonesian territories, the Philippine archipelago, and Borneo, the third-largest island in the world. Covering more than 1,900 species, this volume contains 179 beautiful color plates and 476 maps. The accompanying text provides detailed information about plumage, voice, range, distribution, status, and habitat. This accessible and much-needed guide will be essential for all bird enthusiasts traveling to this unique region. A comprehensive look at the more than 1,900 bird species of the Greater Sundas, the Philippines, and Wallacea Lavishly illustrated with 179 stunning color plates Gives detailed information about plumage, voice, range, distribution, status, and habitat Handy and easy to use
Covering more than 1,900 species, this volume contains 179 beautiful color plates and 476 maps. The accompanying text provides detailed information about plumage, voice, range, distribution, status, and habitat.
Author: Norman Arlott
Publisher: Princeton Illustrated Checklis
Eastern Asia is blessed with a rich and spectacular avifauna, and all 520 regularly occurring species are featured in this spectacular and lavish new photographic guide to the region, covering Japan, northern China, North and South Korea and the Russian Far East. The concise text focuses on key identification criteria, and is accompanied by a distribution map for every species. The accompanying photographs, contributed by Japan's top bird photographers, form a stunning series that will allow both field identification and rich enjoyment at home afterwards. This beautiful book is a must-have for anyone interested in the birds of Asia.
(http://worldbirdnames.org/) BirdLife International. 2017. Data zone. ... PRINCETON ILLUSTRATED CHECKLISTS BIRDS OF EUROPE,RUSSIA, CHINA, AND JAPAN.
Author: Tadao Shimba
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Why another bird book for Europe? The answer is quite simple: "Because I wanted to have it". The trigger for it was a trip to Helgoland. There, I took a picture of a bird that I could not find in my identification book. It was only when I got home that I was able to identify the Arctic Redpoll. This book now brings together all the birds of Europe, including rare guests. To make the book compact, I have also omitted the usual descriptions. Many birds can be easily identified from a photo, while others require a closer look. For example, there are numerous age-related colour variations in gulls and lemicolas. It is impossible to depict or describe all of them. A detailed classification can be made later at home through appropriate reference books, the internet or in the ornithological community. Why have I listed the 1,565 subspecies? The common spotted woodpecker in Germany, for example, is not the nominate form, which applies to many other bird species. So if you want to be precise, you will see a European spotted woodpecker in Germany; unless it is in northern Europe. Many of the species are very rare guests, but are sighted time and again. Some species breed in very small, limited populations. Therefore, it is then a matter of being in the right place at the right time. There is no guarantee for seeing the rare guests. But if you do, you want to identify the species. With certainty and luck, even more species can be spotted in Europe. With these 596 species, this book is a good basis for your next birding tour in Europe. I wish you good luck and, above all, fun in observing our great birdlife. Your fotolulu
(Honshu in C Japan) Taka-Tsukasa, 1931 Garrulus glandarius hiugaensis ... 1758 Perisoreus infaustus rogosowi EuropeanSiberia Jay NE European Russia to NC ...
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
This book presents an up-to-date, detailed and thorough review of the most fascinating ecological findings of bird migration. It deals with all aspects of this absorbing subject, including the problems of navigation and vagrancy, the timing and physiological control of migration, the factors that limit their populations, and more. Author, Ian Newton, reveals the extraordinary adaptability of birds to the variable and changing conditions across the globe, including current climate change. This adventurous book places emphasis on ecological aspects, which have received only scant attention in previous publications. Overall, the book provides the most thorough and in-depth appraisal of current information available, with abundant tables, maps and diagrams, and many new insights. Written in a clear and readable style, this book appeals not only to migration researchers in the field and Ornithologists, but to anyone with an interest in this fascinating subject. * Hot ecological aspects include: various types of bird movements, including dispersal and nomadism, and how they relate to food supplies and other external conditions * Contains numerous tables, maps and diagrams, a glossary, and a bibliography of more than 2,700 references * Written by an active researcher with a distinguished career in avian ecology, including migration research
... N. Russia–SW Europe Romania–Israel Europe–E. Africab Africa–Germany Russia–China Japan–China Central–east Russia Russia–China Russia–Japan Russia–China ...
Author: Ian Newton
Author: Algirdas Knystautas
1 1 I PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS SELECTED MEMORIES What makes a bird sighting ... New in paperback Birds of Europe , Russia , China , and Japan Passerines ...
... 2003 Best Bird Book - North America Raptors of North America The Wheeler Guides Brian K. Wheeler Birds of Europe , Russia , China , and Japan Passerines ...
Category: Bird watching
In this fascinating new book, Nick Davies describes the natural histories of these brood parasites and examines many of the exciting questions they raise about the evolution of cheating and the arms race between parasites and their prey. Brood parasites fill their armory with adaptations including exquisite egg mimicry, rapid laying, ejection of host eggs, murder of host young, chick mimicry and manipulative begging behavior: ploys shown by recent research to have evolved in response to host defense behavior or through competition among the parasites themselves. While many host species appear defenseless, accepting parasite eggs quite unlike their own, many are more discriminating against odd-looking eggs and some have evolved the ability to discriminate against odd-looking chicks as well. How is this arms race conducted? Will defenseless hosts develop defenses in time, or are there constraints which limit the evolution and perfection of host defenses? And why are so few species obliged only to lay eggs in host nests? Have host defenses limited the success of brood parasitism, or is it in fact much more common than we suspect, but occurring mainly when birds parasitize the nest of their own kind? All of these puzzles are examined in descriptions of the natural history of each of the groups of parasites in turn. Here is a book with wide appeal, both to amateur naturalists fascinated by this most singular and macabre of behaviors and by ornithologists and ecologists interested in the evolution of ecology and behavior. The story takes us from the classic field work earlier this century by pioneer ornithologists such as Edgar Chance, Stuart Baker, Herbert Friedmann and others, through to the recent experimental field work and molecular techniques of today's leading scientists. We visit brood parasites in Europe, Asia, Japan, Africa, Australasia, and North and South America, to look at some of the worlds most interesting birds and some of biology's most interesting questions, many of which still beg answers from ornithologists in the future. Brilliant illustrations by David Quinn illuminate the species discussed, showing many behaviors never before illustrated and conveying the thrill of watching these astonishing birds in the wild.
... subcontinent east through China and E. Siberia, south to Malay archipelago Throughout Palearctic, from western Europe through Russia, China to Japan, ...
Author: Nick Davies
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
It’s the year 2020, and in Sydney, John Dean is making plans – big plans. He’s seen the writing on the wall. Temperatures of over 45 degrees are a regular occurrence and sea levels are rising; severe drought has meant harsh water restrictions, and the economy has slowed almost to a standstill. But John is not going to sit and suffer; he’ll do whatever it takes to protect his family, and he’s taking action. This is the story of how he moves his family away from a society on the brink of destruction to create a haven and make a fresh start. The Dean family and those who join them on their farm pull together to create a self-sufficient life as civilisation crumbles around them. They struggle to learn farming techniques and long-lost skills, but they survive. Then a threat comes from the north when refugees stream into northern Australia to escape heat, flooding and starvation. The Dean group must do the unimaginable: they must kill to defend the farm and their lives.
Furthermore, snow and ice are covering those countries in far northern latitudes such as Europe, Russia, China, Japan and Canada producing a deep freeze.
Author: Charles Granquist
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Molluscs comprise the second largest phylum of animals (after arthropods), occurring in virtually all habitats. Some are commercially important, a few are pests and some carry diseases, while many non-marine molluscs are threatened by human impacts which have resulted in more extinctions than all tetrapod vertebrates combined. This book and its companion volume provide the first comprehensive account of the Mollusca in decades. Illustrated with hundreds of colour figures, it reviews molluscan biology, genomics, anatomy, physiology, fossil history, phylogeny and classification. This volume includes general chapters drawn from extensive and diverse literature on the anatomy and physiology of their structure, movement, reproduction, feeding, digestion, excretion, respiration, nervous system and sense organs. Other chapters review the natural history (including ecology) of molluscs, their interactions with humans, and assess research on the group. Key features of both volumes: up to date treatment with an extensive bibliography; thoroughly examines the current understanding of molluscan anatomy, physiology and development; reviews fossil history and phylogenetics; overviews ecology and economic values; and summarises research activity and suggests future directions for investigation. Winston F Ponder was a Principal Research Scientist at The Australian Museum in Sydney where he is currently a Research Fellow. He has published extensively over the last 55 years on the systematics, evolution, biology and conservation of marine and freshwater molluscs, as well as supervised post graduate students and run university courses. David R. Lindberg is former Chair of the Department of Integrative Biology, Director of the Museum of Paleontology, and Chair of the Berkeley Natural History Museums, all at the University of California. He has conducted research on the evolutionary history of marine organisms and their habitats on the rocky shores of the Pacific Rim for more than 40 years. The numerous elegant and interpretive illustrations were produced by Juliet Ponder.
Fresh water Brazil, Central America, and USA. Marine Europe, Siberia, Japan, and Thailand. Fresh water Romania, Russia, China, Taiwan, and USA.
Author: Winston Frank Ponder
Publisher: CRC Press
How do you come up with the idea to list all the birds in the world including the subspecies and to give all birds English names? There is a reason for it - my favorite saying, whose author is unknown: "Everyone said that ́s not possible - then there was one who did not know that and just did it!" I am an animal photographer and probably a little bit crazy. I ́ve built a complete animal database for mammals and birds over the last decade. This facilitates my work in determining and archiving images and assigning keywords, especially among the many subspecies. With this book, I would like to give all birding friends and ornithologists a complete overview in English. For this I have given unique English names to all subspecies. The naming should not meet any scientific requirements. The names are based on translations from the Latin name, geographical distribution areas and the names of the discoverers. The entries consist of the scientific name, the English name, the distribution areas and the author. I wish you a lot of fun with this book, but especially while watching the fascinating birdlife. fotolulu
... E China La Touche, 1925 Emberiza pusilla Little Bunting N Europe, N Finland to E Russia Pallas, 1776 Emberiza chrysophrys Yellow-browedNEuropetoERussia ...
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
This book provides fundamental information on pet birds, menaces, and advances made in the diagnosis and treatment of menaces. It is the only book covering all species of pet birds, menaces and their individual management. The handful of related books available worldwide are largely outdated and focus on a single species or breed of pet bird. The book encompasses the history of bird keeping, common breeds of birds, their nutritional requirements, list of zoonotic diseases transmitted by birds and guideline for their prevention. It covers infectious, non-infectious clinical and metabolic diseases, and toxicity in detail with a special focus on the history of diseases, etiology, affected hosts, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment. Separate chapters detail relevant diagnostic techniques, management and care practices, including updated information. The book offers an invaluable guide for students and teachers in the field of (avian) veterinary medicine, scientists/research scholars working in related fields, and avian medicine practitioners, as well as all those progressive bird owners who want to know the basics of their care and management.
... China, Japan, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Nigeria, Russia, South Korea, Ukraine, and the United States Genotype I, sub-genotype Ic Lentogen Shorebirds, ...
Author: Indranil Samanta
This is the first single volume guide ever devoted to the eastern Asian avifauna. The eastern Asian region, centring especially on the major islands off the continental coast (including Japan and Taiwan) and the immediately adjacent areas of the Asian continent from Kamchatka in the north and including the Korean Peninsula are an important centre of endemism. Birds endemic to this region include representatives of many of the major families, from the world's largest eagle - Steller's Sea Eagle - to the tiny Formosan Firecrest. The east Asian continental coast and the offshore islands also form one of the world's major international bird migration routes, especially for waterfowl, shorebirds and raptors, while the east Asian continental mainland itself is home to a wide range of species little known to western ornithologists such as Scaly-sided Merganser, Oriental Stork and Mugimaki Flycatcher. The guide features the most up-to-date text available, which, in conjunction with extensive colour plates throughout, facilitates the field identification of all of the species known from the region. Colour distribution maps enhance the text by providing a visual analysis of the summer, winter and migratory ranges of all species.
SD Widespread, from W Europe to Kamchatka south to Japan and NE China. ... Russian Far East, NE China, and winters E China, Korea and Japan (sometimes ...
Author: Mark Brazil
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Author: James Augustin Brown Scherer
Throughout the centuries, as Russia strove to build itself into an imperial power equal to those in the West, China and Japan came to occupy a special place in Russians’ view of the orient. Never colonised by Russia or the West, China and Japan were linked not only to the greatest of Russian imperial fantasies, but also, conversely, to a deep sense of insecurity regarding Russia’s place in the world, a sense of insecurity which deepened as China and Japan began to modernise in the later nineteenth century. Drawing on a wide range of works by Russian writers and thinkers, Lim sets out how Russian perceptions of China and Japan were formed from Muscovy’s first contacts with China in the late seventeenth century, through to the aftermath of Russia’s defeat by Japan in the early twentieth century.
And in early eighteenth-century Europe, chinoiserie, as David Porter ... a Chinese man and a European (Russian) woman, and thus underscores Russia's role as ...
Author: Susanna Soojung Lim
Category: Social Science
46 plays from Ancient Greece, Rome, Medieval Europe, France, Germany, Italy, England, Russia, Scandinavia, India, China, Japan, etc.
Author: John James Audubon
The ultimate reference book for birdwatchers and bird lovers—the first single-volume book to illustrate all of the world’s bird species This is a book like no other—the only truly comprehensive, one-volume illustrated guide to all of the world’s birds, covering the complete International Ornithological Congress World Bird List. Featuring more than 300 stunning large-format, full-color plates, this accessible and authoritative encyclopedic reference presents incredibly detailed, accurate, and beautiful paintings of more than 10,700 species by some of the world’s best bird artists, led by the legendary Norman Arlott and Ber van Perlo. In addition, The Complete Birds of the World provides detailed but concise identification information about each species on facing pages—including facts about voice, habitat, and geographic distribution. The result is a visual and verbal feast that captures the astonishing variety of bird life around the planet—and that will be cherished by any birder. Illustrates more than 10,700 species, covering the complete International Ornithological Congress World Bird List, and including all major adult plumages for each Features more than 300 stunning large-format, full-color plates by some of the world’s leading bird artists Presents detailed but concise identification information about each species on facing pages—including facts about voice, habitat, and geographic distribution
D Breeds NE Europe to C Russia, NW Mongolia. Winter visitor to Indian subcontinent, ... D Breeds SE Russia, Mongolia, NE China, Korean Peninsula, N Japan.
Author: Norman Arlott
Publisher: Princeton University Press