This fully updated edition of Birds of Nepal is the most comprehensive guide to the birds of this beautiful Himalayan country. The texts have been completely re-written for this edition and many of the illustrations have been replaced. In addition, maps have been included for the first time. Every species recorded in Nepal is covered, including vagrants, with accurate distribution maps for most species. 142 colour plates are featured, illustrating more than 790 species with text on facing pages for quick and easy reference. The comprehensive text covers identification, voice, habits, habitats, altitudinal range, distribution and status.
Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated
Category: Bird watching
Provides information on the 836 bird species found in Nepal. Breeding, habitat, behaviour and range are all covered in detail with special emphasis being given to the Himalayas. The book also contains data on those species whose breeding behaviour is little known.
BIRDS from a spectacular land in 152 color plates. BIRDS OF NEPAL describes, in field guide from, nearly tenth of the known birds in the world. Over 1,000 individuals are shown, all in color, representing 753 species. All data on the birds are given on the page facing the illustrations to facilitate quick identifications. This is the first time this important format has been used to cover an exclusively Asian area. There are 152 color plates in the book. Besides synthesizing known information, BIRDS OF NEPAL, fourth Impression, incorporates new data and this book, desides being a valuable guide, is also an important scientific contribution to ornithological literature. Field data have been taken, in part, from extensive notes of a remarkable father-son ornithological team. The Flemings have been, in the field , 97% of the birds illustrated in this book.
For this edition (first in 1985), the authors have included considerable new information on the distribution and status of Nepal's 836 bird species. Valuable information is given on breeding, habitat, behavior, and range within the Indian subcontinent with emphasis on the Himalayas. The 703 distribution maps cover all but the rarer and more localized birds. In addition, data are presented on those species whose breeding behavior is little known. The detailed section on identification of difficult species, which includes color plates, is of particular value. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR