Snow-capped mountains, subtropical rainforests, extreme deserts, steppe with high-altitude wetlands, temperate forests, a major shorebird flyway—China has all these bird habitats and many others. And it is the pheasant capitol of the world! With its glorious, endemic-rich avifauna that includes numerous highly imperiled species, birders and ornithologists in China have long needed a modern, authoritative field guide. The predecessor to this book, A Field Guide to the Birds of China, published by the same author in 2000, proved highly influential and useful to a vast user base. This new version, published under a new name but with many of the same illustrations, is a major leap forward in many ways. Many new illustrations have been produced, some considerably improved in appearance and accuracy; over 150 more species are included; the range maps are much more authoritative and useful; there are QR codes for voice of each species; and there...

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