Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Introducing Quentin Phillipps
Quentin Phillipps was born in Sandakan, Sabah and has been interested in the wildlife and natural history of Sabah all his life. Educated at Sabah College, Bedales and Kings College Cambridge, at age 17 he won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year (junior section) for the first-ever photograph of a nesting Chestnut-headed Thrush (taken at Poring).
Quoted from www.amazon.com “This is the most up-to-date and user-friendly guide to the birds of Borneo, covering Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei, and Kalimantan. This guide gives descriptions of 664 species living or reported on the island, including 51 endemic species. These are superbly illustrated in 141 color plates with more than 2,000 full color bird images, including most of the sexual variants and immature forms of polymorphic species. Quentin’s sister, Karen did the illustrations. Each plate is accompanied by species descriptions covering nomenclature, length, voice, range, distribution and status and habits, with distribution shown by detailed thumnail maps. There are seven habitat plates, 12 regional maps showing Borneo's top 130 birdwatching sites, fast-find graphic indexes to the birds of Kinabalu and other habitats and a full overview of vegetation, climate and ecology.”
Quentin will be our guest of honor for our upcoming bird race next week. You can buy this book and get it signed at our booth during short race on 10 Oct at Borneo Highland Resort.