Bird Field Guide Book for Java

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Subject: Bird Field Guide Book for Java
From: Steve Potter <>
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2016 03:59:03 +0000
Hi Stephen
Yes MacKinnon is still the only field guide. There is also a good photo guide. 
It doesn’t have everything but it is helpful. 
You can pick it up at most airports. Jakarta (Garuda) has a book shop next to 
Roti Boy. "Buns to Die for”. :)

I have a name of a guide in Yogya if you are interested. He took me up GN 
Merapi for a morning. Also the coast is worth a look.

Steve Potter
Bird Tours SA
m: (+61) 0407398234

Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2016 12:35:33 +1000
From: "Stephen Ambrose" < <>>
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Hi All,

I may be heading to Java (Yogyakarta to be precise) on a business trip later
this year and I'm looking for the best bird field guide book for the region.

I have the 2004 reprint of MacKinnon, J. & Phillipps, K. 1993. A Field Guide
to the Birds of Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali (Oxford University Press,
Oxford), but I wondered if there are other field guides that are just as
useful or better.  MacKinnon & Phillipps has texts describing distributions,
but does not contain maps, plus the main text is in a separate part of the
book to the plates .  I'm also guessing that the taxonomy is a bit dated.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,


Stephen Ambrose

Ambrose Ecological Services Pty Ltd

Ryde NSW
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