The birds of Singapore Island

This is an introductory work intended for residents and visitors to the island of Singapore. It describes the common and the less common birds and includes notes on the species as well as the popular, technical and Malay names. Each bird is described and its distribution, status in Singapore and habits are indicated. Field notes on it are also provided.


The birds of Singapore Island
Bucknill, John A. S., Sir
Printed at the G.P.O., 1927
Chasen, F. N. (Frederick Nutter), 1896-
Levett-Yeats, G. A.
Digital Description
application/pdf, 26253 KB, 359 p. : 31 col. plates
Table of Contents
(i) Preface
(ii) List of plates
(iii) Introduction
1. Field work
2. Geographical
3. On the nomenclature of birds
4. The bird itself
5. Plan of the book
(iv) Systematic part
1. Game birds
2. Hemipodes
3. Pigeons
4. Rails
5. Sea-birds and waders
6. Herons and bitterns
7. Eagles and hawks
8. Owls
9. Parrots
10. Picarian birds
11. Trogons
12. Cuckoos
13. Woodpeckers and barbets
14. Broadbills
15. Perching birds
(v) Index
1. Popular names
2. Technical names
3. Malay names
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