off topic-Malaysia field guide

Subject: off topic-Malaysia field guide
From: "P. Scott Chandry" <>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 11:49:28 +1000

My wife and I are planning a quick (1 week) trip to Malaysia in August and
I was wondering what the current status on field guides was.  I have read
many of the trip reports published on the web (many by birding-ausers) and
noted that there were some new guides appearing in 1997-1998.  We will be
spending most of the time at Taman Negara National Park and Pankgor Laut.
I don't know if I want to buy every book listed below so your
recommendations would be most appreciated.  Of course any tips concerning
travel in Malaysia would not go astray.  No doubt a return trip will be
required for the MANY sites I will miss.

A Guide to the Birds of Thailand - Boonsong Lekagul and Philip D. Round

A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia - Ben King, Martin Woodcock
and E.C. Dickinson

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore -
Morten Strange and Allen Jeyarajasingam

The Birds of Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali by John MacKinnon

A Birdwatcher's Guide to Malaysia by John Bransbury


Mammals of Malaysia, M.W.F.Tweedie, Longman Malaysia, 1978

Mammals of South East Asia by Earl of Cranbrook

Thank you very much

Sorry for the off topic message


Dr. P. Scott Chandry

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