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Timor-Leste

This page lists books about birds and birdwatching in Timor-Leste.

The books are listed by publication date with the most recent at the top.


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Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago: Greater Sundas and Wallacea

James A. Eaton, Bas van Balen, Nick W. Brickle, Frank E. Rheindt

Lynx Edicions

2016

"The first ornithological field guide covering the vast chain of the Indonesian archipelago, with over 2,500 illustrations, describes all 1,417 bird species known to occur in the region, including 601 endemics, 98 vagrants, eight introduced species and 18 species yet to be formally described. Together these represent over 13% of global bird diversity. In addition, all subspecies from the region are described. The guide fully encompasses the biogeographic regions of the Greater Sundas (Sumatra, Borneo, Java and Bali) and Wallacea (Sulawesi, the Moluccas and the Lesser Sundas), plus all satellite islands. This region spans an arc of over 4,000 km along the Equator, including Brunei, East Timor, the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak and most of the territory of the Republic of Indonesia. The authorsí vast experience and knowledge of the regionís birds brings together the latest taxonomic insights, knowledge of distribution, field identification features, vocalisations and more to create an indispensable reference for anyone with an interest in the avifauna of this fabulously diverse region."

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The 100 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia

Editor: Yong Ding Li, Low Bing Wen

John Beaufoy

2016

"Southeast Asia has a vast diversity of birdlife, comprising roughly one fifth of the world's 10,000 living species, and of which over 850 are endemic, making the region a richly rewarding destination for birdwatchers.This fully illustrated guide describes the 100 best sites for viewing both common and rare species. Divided into the four biodiversity hotspots of Indo-Burma; Sundaland; Philippines and Wallacea, the book covers sites in Myanmar, Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines and Timor Leste.Alongside a map of each area, detailed descriptions of each site cover the type of terrain and specific spots at which certain species are likely to be encountered. Other sections cover access and possible accommodation, as well as important indicators to conservation issues.A fact file for each site lists the nearest town; the type of habitat; key lowland, montane and winter species to be seen as well as other wildlife specialities, and the best time to visit. The book is edited by Yang Ding Li and Low Bing Wen who have brought together a team of contributors, each with in-depth experience of the sites presented."

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As Aves de Timor-Leste / Burung-Burung di Timor-Leste / The Birds of Timor-Leste

Colin R. Trainor, Brian J. Coates and K. David Bishop

Illustrations: Dana Gardner

BirdLife International / Dove Publications

2006

Trilingual: Indonesian / Portuguese / English

"A field guide to the 261 birds of Timor-Leste, including more than 40 species endemic to Timor and the Wallacean region. Includes 43 colour plates depicting every regularly occurring bird."

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Important Bird Areas in Timor-Leste: Key Sites for Conservation

Editors: Michael J Crosby

Birdlife International

2006

" This book describes 16 sites in Timor-Leste which are of global importance for the conservation of birds and their habitats. As birds are good indicators of overall biodiversity, these Important Bird Areas are priorities for conserving the natural heritage of Timor-Leste for future generations."

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Last updated March 2014