Sunday, April 23, 2017

Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Borneo - 2nd Edition

Second edition of my little red book was published by the same publisher, John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd. of United Kingdom in 2016.

This is the book cover and as in the first edition, only endemics are shown there.

The checklist at the end of the book has been updated with the latest records up to the closing date.

The second edition also contains 280 species all illustrated with color photographs taken in the wild in Borneo.

For purposes of having a more Bornean representation, 25 of the migratory species in the first edition have been replaced with resident species.

The species taken out were:
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)/Migratory raptor
Cattle Egret (Ardea Alba)/Migratory water bird
Intermediate Egret (Egretta intermedia)/Migratory water bird
Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva)/Migratory wader
Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)/Migratory wader
Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)/Migratory wader
Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)/Migratory wader
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)/Migratory wader
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)/Migratory wader
Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)/Migratory wader
Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)/Migratory wader
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)/Migratory wader
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)/Migratory wader
Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus)/Migratory wader
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)/Migratory wader
Long-toed Stint (Calidris subminuta)/Migratory wader
Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus)/Migratory wader
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)/Migratory coastal bird
Aleutian Tern (Sterna aleutica)/Migratory coastal bird
Whiskered Tern (Chilidonias hybrida)/Migratory coastal bird
Tiger Shrike (Lanius tigrinus)/Migratory forest bird
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)/Migratory forest bird
Dark-sided Flycatcher (Muscicapa sibirica)/Migratory forest bird
Blue and White Flycatcher (Cyanoptila cyanomwlana)/Migratory forest bird
Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)/Migratory forest bird

The species added were:
Roulroul (Rollulus rouloul)/Resident
Crimson-headed Partridge (Haematortyx sanguiniceps)/Endemic
Tabon Scrabfowl (Megapodius cumingii)/Resident
Red-breasted Hill Partridge (Haematortyx sanguiniceps)/Endemic
Blue-headed Pitta (Pitta baudii)/Endemic
Blue-banded Pitta (Pitta arquata)/Endemic
Sunda Teal (Anas gibberifrons)/Resident
Bornean Banded Pitta (Pitta schwaneri)/Endemic
Mangrove-blue Flycatcher (Cyornis rufigastra)/Resident
Bornean-blue Flycatcher (Cyornis superbus)/Endemic
Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias thalassina)/Resident
Blue-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo euryzona)/Resident
Sooty-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus aurigaster)/Resident
Rufous-bellied Hawk Eagle (Hierraetus kienerii)/Resident
Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis)/Resident
Banded Bay Cuckoo (Cacomantis sonneratii)/Resident
Striped Wren Babbler (Kenopia striata)/Resident
Chestnut-naped Forktail (Enicurus ruficapillus)/Resident
Olive-backed Woodpecker (Dinopium rafflesii)/Resident
Crimson-winged Woodpecker (Picus puniceus)/Resident
Bornean Green Magpie (Cissa jefferyia)/Endemic
Asian Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi)/Resident
Grey-chested Jungle Flycatcher (Rhinomyias umbratilis)/Resident
Spotted Fantail (Rhipidura perlata)/Resident
Horsefield’s Babbler (Trichastoma sepiarium)/Resident

In addition to the change in birds, some images have also been replaced with better images captured since the publication of the first edition.

My brief write-up for the first edition (published 2012) is here.

Happy birding and thanks to all my friends who have made this second edition a reality.

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