Indispensable guide to over 90 sites and areas, for birds as wellas other wildlife. Contains a checklist of Indian birds and thefirst comprehensive checklist of mammals.`I have been unableto find fault with the areas that I am familiar with and the mapsare almost like visiting the site again. It is full of detail onboth the major sites and a wealth of smaller sites, all of whichare well worth a visit. This means that the book has something forboth the first time visitor and regular Indian birders. This is awell thought-out book crammed with useful information; the authorsare to be congratulated. If you wish to see Indian birds, thisbook is an absolute must.' Nigel Lindsey
And the Indian Subcontinent, Including Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutanh, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & the Maldives
Author: Bikram Grewal,Bill Harvey,Otto Pfister
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Periplus is proud to present the first comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of the Indian subcontinent. This ebook offers over 800 species and distinct sub-species and contains over 1,000 full-color photographs. Each species has a distribution map. Many of the photographs in this magnificent volume appear for the first time and have been carefully selected to show the most important features of the species illustrated. In several cases, different plumages or flight shots are included. The concise text provided vital information on the plumages, voice and habits of each species covered and includes new information. Over a hundred related species are also mentioned in the texts. The maps are accompanied by a note on the status and distribution. This ebook will enable accurate field identification in one of the world's most diverse avifaunal regions. Indispensable reading for all bird lovers.
This is the only comprehensive photographic field guide to the birds of the entire Indian subcontinent. Every distinct species and subspecies—some 1,375 in all—is covered with photographs, text, and maps. The guide features more than 4,000 stunning photographs, many never before published, which have been carefully selected to illustrate key identification features of each species. The up-to-date facing-page text includes concise descriptions of plumage, voice, range, habitat, and recent taxonomic changes. Each species has a detailed map reflecting the latest distribution information and containing notes on status and population density. The guide also features an introduction that provides an overview of birdlife and a brief history of ornithology in India and its neighbors. The result is an encyclopedic photographic guide that is essential for everyone birding anywhere in the subcontinent. Covers all 1,375 subcontinental bird species Features more than 4,000 stunning photographs to aid quick field identification Includes up-to-date facing-page text and range maps Contains concise descriptions of plumage, voice, habitat, and much more
Author: Richard Grimmett,Carol Inskipp,Tim Inskipp
Birdwatchers have long waited for a comprehensive and up-to-date identification guide for the Indian subcontinent. This exhaustively researched and beautifully produced book will finally meet that need. Written by three leading experts on the region--Richard Grimmett, Carol Inskipp, and Tim Inskipp--the book provides complete information about the 1,300 species of birds found in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. The guide is firmly rooted in the authors' extensive field experience, reflected in the accuracy and fullness of their bird descriptions. The guide features more than 150 color plates by eminent bird illustrators from Europe and India that depict all the species in the region, ranging from the Himalayan Snowcock in the north to the Sri Lanka Spurfowl in the south. The plates include all relevant identifiable subspecies, as well as ages and sexes. The text consists of a detailed identification section, discussing the differences between similar species and containing descriptions of vocalizations, habits, habitat, breeding, distribution, and status. There are distributional maps for nearly all species. And the authors' introduction provides useful background information about such subjects as conservation, the history of ornithology on the subcontinent, and the climate. A detailed bibliography provides an introduction to the prolific literature on the subcontinent. This is a landmark publication that will be enthusiastically welcomed by all birdwatchers with an interest in the extraordinary variety of birds in this vast and diverse region.
Rudolf L. Schreiber,Antony William Diamond,Horst Stern,Gerhard Thielcke
All of the sites described in the second edition, along with ahost of new ones, have been visited, verified and been givenrevised or new text. The bar graphs of seasonal distribution andthe section on selected species of birds has been updated.Entirely new in this edition are a brief summary of the islands'biota, complete lists of mammals and of amphibians and reptiles.Combined with thorough travel advice and information on localcontacts and societies, this exceptionally well organised andrigorous guide is more useful than ever.
A successor to Birds of the Indian Subcontinent", by the same authors, this handbook explores the birdlife of northern India and Pakistan. The plates are accompanied by text that highlights the identification, voice, habitat, altitudinal range, distribution and status of the birds. The text is on pages facing the plates for easy reference, and there are distribution maps for every species."
Sálim Ali,Sidney Dillon Ripley,John Henry Dick,Bombay Natural History Society
Author: Sálim Ali,Sidney Dillon Ripley,John Henry Dick,Bombay Natural History Society
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This Pictorial Guide Is Unique In That It Depicts All The Bird Species Found In The Subcontinent Arranged Family Wire On 106 Plates Which Follow One Another In Systematic Order And Are Thus Easy To Find.
Following the success of the first edition, a new edition has been compiled, incorporating Thai plate names and index. With its meticulous colour artworks and maps, this is an invaluable guide for English and Thai-speaking bird enthusiasts alike.
Comprehensive guide to 32 of the best birdwatching sites, givingdetails of location, access, best times to visit, bird speciesexpected, and other interesting wildlife present. Also includes aselective bird list giving brief details on the distribution andstatus of the uncommon birds which may be found, cross-referencedto site information, and a full species list. In addition, adviceon preparing for a trip, transport and accommodation details areprovided.
Provides detailed information on birding sites on this islandarchipelago, each site entry giving location and access,accommodation, birding strategy and species expected to be seen.Also includes a selective bird list giving brief details on thedistribution and status of the uncommon birds which may be found,cross-referenced to site information, and a full species list.Also includes additional useful information on planning a trip,such as travel, climate and clothing, health and medicalfacilities.