By Morten Strange

A Photographic advisor to the Birds of Indonesia is the easiest, such a lot entire photographic advisor to the birds of Indonesia.

Because of its huge measurement and geographical place, Indonesia has the world's such a lot assorted avifauna. It boasts of greater than 1,600 species—of which 235 infrequent birds are just present in Indonesia—making it the world's number 1 shuttle vacation spot for bird-watching.

This poultry box consultant covers a complete of 912 species, together with many of the non-migratory and endemic species which are noticeable in simple terms in Indonesia and a few threatened and endangered species. a photo and distribution map is given for every chook. Many new photos of Indonesian birds look during this quantity for the 1st time and feature been rigorously chosen to teach the real features of every poultry. The concise textual content supply important details, and an index of universal names is supplied in the back of the publication.

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Usually roosts 1n the grass near the water, seldom in trees. ,: Distribution: Sootheast Asia into ncrthern Australia; roams widely outside breeding season_ A generally scarce resident and non-breed- ing visitor on many islands; can be locally numercus THE BIRDS OF INDONESIA 45 LESSER WHISTLING-DUCK (Lesser Treeduck) Dendrocygna javanica 41 em F: Anatidae Description: Distinguished from other treeducks by a lack of white streaks on flanks. Note light brown plumage w1th scaly wmgs. In flight, its wings are characteristically rounded.

0 Uncommon. Encountered with less than 50% certainty in preferred habitat. 0 Rare. Encountered once a year or less in preferred habitat. Globally Threatened Status We have included the following codes to indicate globally threatened status. It follows the important BirdLife International study that was initially published in Collar et al. ( 1994); please refer to this book for more detailed information. Updates are available from BirdLife International and IUCN websites; species are up-listed and down-listed regularly as new studies emerge.

Distribution: Breect in temperate Eurasia; winters in Africa and Srutheast Asia reaching Australia. A widespread but scarce winter visitor throughout much d Indonesia; vagrant on Sumatra, Java and Bali. 0 SUNDA TEAL Anas gibberifrons 42 em F: Anatidae --------lr"'~Cll~--- Description: Dtstingutshed from the next species, with which it was prevtously constdered conspecific, best by bu lgtng forehead and dark neck seen well here. Sexes are simtlar. Both spectes have a white and green w;ngstnpe that shows up tn fltght.

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