A Field Guide to the Birds
West Malaysia and Singapore
Allen Jeyarajasingham & Alan Pearson
Although this book describes itself as "the first fully comprehensive field guide to the birds of West Malaysia and Singapore," it probably attempts too much. It is certainly comprehensive, but maybe a bit heavy for use as a field guide unless birdwatchers have porters. The book runs to 490 pages and weighs nearly a kilo with 72 of the pages being devoted to clear coloured plates of "every species known to occur or have occured " in the region. Each bird's entry in the book includes a written description of the bird itself, its voice, range, status, distribution, habitat and habits. Sadly the book is out of print as there has been nothing to match it before or since.
Weight 0.90 Kg. Airmail postage to Asia Pacific countries: $13, to Central Asia, Europe & the Middle East: $18 and to Africa and North & South America: $24. Surface mail worldwide $9. Postage within Malaysia is free
Published by Oxford University Press, 1999. First edition.
Condition: Near Fine. Paperback.