Thailand is justifiably the most popular country for birdwatching in South-East Asia. From dramatic hornbills and colourful but skulking pheasants and pittas to one of the rarest birds in the world, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, the country boasts year-round interest. This new field guide will help you identify all 1049 species that have been recorded in the country to date, including the 20 species endemic or near-endemic to Thailand.
- Taxonomy follows the HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World.
- Detailed texts covering status, habitat and behaviour, age, sex and geographical variation, voice, and confusion species.
- Almost 2200 illustrations covering all species and distinctive subspecies, birds in flight, males and females, juveniles and non-breeding plumages, where appropriate.
- QR code for each species, linking to the Internet Bird Collection gallery of photos, videos and sounds.
- More than 1025 full-colour range maps for all species other than vagrants.
- Well-marked subspecies groups receive full accounts, and the distributions of subspecies breeding in the region are clearly mapped.
- Local species name and local conservation status included.
- 1049 species; 20 endemics or near-endemics, 5 introduced, 1 reintroduced, 58 vagrants.
- c. 2200 illustrations and over 1025 distribution maps.
Checklist with full taxonomy and list of species:
Download the Checklist of the Birds of Thailand as a PDF file, specially prepared by Uthai Treesucon and Wich’yanan Limparungpatthanakij, the authors of the guide. You will find checkboxes to register your sightings, as well as invaluable information, such as the local hotspots where you’ll find the most sought-after birds.