New: Birds of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan

Birds of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, AfghanistanBirds of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan
by Raffael Ayé, Manuel Schweizer, and Tobias Roth

From Princeton University Press:

Central Asia–a vast and remote area of steppe, semi-desert, and mountains separating Europe from eastern Asia–is home to a diversity of birds. Birds of Central Asia is the first-ever field guide to the avian population of this fascinating part of the world. From ground jays, larks, and raptors to warblers, nuthatches, and snowfinches, this comprehensive guide covers 618 species–including all residents, migrants, and vagrants–and 143 superb plates depict every species and many distinct plumages and races. This portable book contains important introductory sections on the land and its birds, and up-to-date color maps. The concise, authoritative text on facing pages highlights key identification features, such as status, voice, and habitat. Birds of Central Asia is indispensable for anyone interested in the birds of this remarkable and little-known region.

  • First-ever field guide to the birds of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan
  • Covers 618 species, including all residents, migrants, and vagrants
  • 143 superb plates depict every species and many distinct plumages and races
  • Authoritative text on facing pages highlights key identification features, including status, voice, and habitat
  • Up-to-date color maps for every species
  • Important introductory sections introduce the land and its birds

 

The layout and quality are very similar to the other field guides Princeton has published recently. So you know it’s a must for anyone birding the area!

 

Birds of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan
by Raffael Ayé, Manuel Schweizer, and Tobias Roth
Paperback; 336 pages
Princeton University Press; October 28, 2012
ISBN: 978-0691153377
$39.50

Posted by Grant McCreary on October 19th, 2012.

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