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Birds of the Indian Subcontinent: A Field Guide


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This book is a revised edition of a pictorial guide to the birds of the Indian subcontinent first published in 1983. The book deals with the birds of the Indian Subcontinent--India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, including the islands of Andaman and Nicobars, Lakshadweep, and Maldives and not includes Afghanistan and the Chagos Archipelago. The main part of the book is taken up by bird topography and complemented by 112 plates containing illustrations of 1251 species to describe how their family/species perceived in the society. Additional notes of over 100 definite species are also provided to add special flavour to the reader. The Guide contains species descriptions to aid field identification, as there are quite a few bird species where a pictorial representation is not sufficient, especially to identify similar looking birds. The brief descriptions of the species have been added to enable quick identification, except for species where more detailing is required.

The detailed indices--of group and stand-alone names, common names, and scientific names of the birds of the Indian Subcontinent--would be of immense help to the serious scholars and researcher of birds of the Indian Subcontinent.

About the Author

Ranjit Manakadan, Assistant Director of BNHS, he has been involved in projects on birds, elephants, Indian fox, blackbuck, fish and faunal diversity inventories.

J.C. Daniel, Director of BNHS from 1960-91 and is currently the Vice President of the Society. Author of a number of books and most well-known for The Book of Indian Reptiles and Amphibians (2001). Has also revised Salim Ali The Book of Indian Birds in 1996.

Nikhil Bhopale

, Programmes Assistant, BNHS, he is an avid birdwatcher and widely travelled in sanctuaries of India.

Table of Contents

Colour Illustrations



Salim Ali and Dillon Ripley--An Introduction


Explanations and Abbreviations


Bird Topography

Family Accounts

Species Accounts with Plates (1-112)

Plate Index of Group and Stand-Alone Names

Page Index of Common Names

Page Index of Scientific Names

Product Details

Manakadan, Ranjit
Oxford University Press, USA
Bhopale, Nikhil
Daniel, J. C.
Life Sciences | Vertebrate Zoology | Ornithology
Publication Date:
53 colour photographs and 112 illustrati
5.8 x 8.7 x 1 in 1.813 lb

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Science and Mathematics » Biology » Zoology » Ornithology
Science and Mathematics » Ornithology » Asia

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