Download e-book for kindle: A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Indonesia (2nd Edition) by Morten Strange

By Morten Strange

ISBN-10: 0804842000

ISBN-13: 9780804842006

A Photographic consultant to the Birds of Indonesia is the easiest, so much finished photographic advisor to the birds of Indonesia.

Because of its large measurement and geographical situation, Indonesia has the world's such a lot varied avifauna. It boasts of greater than 1,600 species—of which 235 infrequent birds are just present in Indonesia—making it the world's #1 go back and forth vacation spot for bird-watching.

This chook box consultant covers a complete of 912 species, together with lots of the non-migratory and endemic species which are noticeable in simple terms in Indonesia and a
number of threatened and endangered species. a photo and distribution map is given for every fowl. Many new photos of Indonesian birds look during this quantity for the 1st time and feature been rigorously chosen to teach the real features of every poultry. The concise textual content supply important details, and an index of universal names is equipped in the back of the book.

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They live on bare, rocky ground and can go without food and water for long periods of time. Reptile file • Tortoises and turtles can live for more than 100 years. • The “growth rings” on a Chelonian’s bony plates help to show how old it is. • Some turtles can survive for weeks underwater without having to come up for air. Hard house Chelonian shells are made of a dome-shaped top and a flatter shield under the belly. Both parts are made up of bony plates. The surface of the shell is covered in large scales called scutes.

Desert tortoise pg. 4 Dry scrublands, meadows, and sand dunes in southern Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia. Dwarf crocodile pg. 39 Rain forest swamps, ponds, and slow-moving rivers in Africa. Egyptian cobra pg. 21 Grasslands (open, grassy plains), dry woodlands, and areas around the edge of the Sahara Desert in North Africa, plus the Middle East, and Arabia. European eyed lizard pg. 15 Open woodlands, vineyards, and olive groves in France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal. Namib web-footed gecko pg.

Lizards and snakes that hatch inside the body of the mother usually have a greater chance of survival. • Marine turtles can lay as many as 200 eggs in one go. 40 Reptiles with fewer young make the more caring parents. Ready-made babes Lots of snakes and lizards give birth to live young – just like human beings do – rather than laying eggs. They emerge in little membrane sacks, but escape from these very quickly. Safety in the sea Female turtles make nests in the sand – using their back flippers – where they will lay very large groups (clutches) of eggs.

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