Friday, July 27, 2018

Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Borneo - 3rd Edition

Thanks to all my friends and supporters, my little book has come to its 3rd edition.

The updates to this edition are;

1. The common and scientific names, sequence of family and species, as well as the checklist at the end of the book, have been updated to follow Eaton, J.A., van Balen, B., Brickle, N.W. & Rheindt, F.E. Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago. Greater Sundas and Wallacea (2016). 

2. These species are taken out in the 3rd edition as they are either migratory or island species.
  • Peregrene Falcon 
  • Beach Stone Curlew 
  • Grey Plover 
  • Black-tailed Godwit 
  • Ruddy Turnstone
  • Curlew Sandpiper 
  • Greater-crested Tern
  • Common Tern 
  • Fork-tailed Swift 
  • Common Kingfisher
  • Yellow Wagtail 

3. These are the species added after taking out those species in 2 above.
  • Pied Imperial Pigeon Ducula bicolor
  • Bock's Hawk-cuckoo Hierococcyx bocki
  • Large Frogmouth Batrachostomus auratus
  • Collared Scops Owl Otus lempiji
  • Bushy-crested Hornbill Anorrhinus galeritus
  • Grey-headed Canary-flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis
  • Bare-headed Laughingthrush Garrulax calvus
  • Bamboo Bush Warbler Abroscopus superciliaris
  • Sunda-Jungle Flycatcher Cyornis caerulatus
  • Pale Blue Jungle-flycathcer Cyornis unicolor
  • Snowy-browed Flycatcher Ficedula hyperythra

3. Errors in the earlier edition that come to light while updating.

Here is the cover, and it is now available in The Borneo Shop in Kota Kinabalu and other reputable bookstores.

Happy birding.

1 comment:

amandaj said...

Hi Wong Tsu Shi, thank you for a great book. I bought it in KK and carried it with me on a few birding adventures around Borneo.
I arrived in Tawau last night and was googling good birdwatching spots in Tawau and I found this blog. I read your post about Tawau Hills, but was wondering if you had any recommendations? We are only here for a couple of days. Thanks! Amanda