those who are interested, I'd like to mention that Lekagul
& Round, A Guide to the Birds of Thailand, is once
again available in Bangkok bookshops. It appears that the Lekagul
family are now selling off what stock they have. My understanding
is that they are unlikely to print any more.
wishing to order copies by mail might usefully patronise the services
of Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (the Thai BirdLife partner)
and order copies from them, since it seems the only direct benefits
accruing to conservation from sales of this book will be from the
small profit made through sales by BCST and other conservation bodies.
BCST's e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
should emphasise that this is not a new printing, so there is no
additional information contained therein. Craig
Robson's A Field Guide to the Birds of Thailand has
the obvious advantages that the maps, species listing for the country,
and taxonomy are more or less up to date, whereas those in L &
R date from 1989.