Birds of Mongolia

Birds of Mongolia

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"An important new step for world ornithology" - Professor Osor Shagdarsuren

Mongolia is a huge landlocked country in the centre of Asia. It encompasses a diverse range of habitats including forests, vast treeless plains, the Altai Mountains and of course the Gobi Desert, and it is becoming an increasingly popular destination for birders. For dozens of steppe species and many others, Mongolia really is the place to go.

This new field guide provides full details of every species to be found in the country. The book, written by Chris Leahy and Gomboo, Mongolia's most famous ornithologist, follows traditional field guide design with plates arranged opposite the text. Detailed maps - a mapping feat never before attempted for Mongolia - accompany the species entries.

Birds of Mongolia is an indispensable guide to the country's avifauna; no visiting naturalist can be without it.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 140 x 216mm
  • Helm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 83 colour plates
  • 1472947037
  • 9781472947031

Table of contents

Introduction and acknowledgements
How to use this book
Geography and climate
Main habitats
Important bird species
Birdwatching areas
National and international organisations
Family summaries
Species accounts and plates
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About Sundev Gombobaatar

Gombobaatar Sundev has been a leading Mongolian ornithologist and bird conservationist for more than 20 years. He is a professor of ornithology at the National University of Mongolia, the president of the Mongolian Ornithological Society, and has led numerous birding tours and research expeditions in Mongolia for birders and scientists from around the world.

Christopher Leahy holds the Gerard A. Bertrand Chair of Natural History and Field Ornithology at the Massachusetts Audubon Society. He first visited Mongolia in 1982 and has led more than twenty natural history and birding tours to all parts of the country.
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