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Birds of Nepal (Princeton Field Guides)

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From the streets of Kathmandu to the breathtaking Himalayas, Nepal is an extraordinary destination for ecotourists. This field guide provides an unrivaled introduction to the diverse birdlife of the region.

Featuring more than 100 color plates by eminent bird illustrators from Europe and India, the guide depicts all the known species that occur regularly in Nepal as well as vagrants. The succinct text on the facing pages covers identification, voice, and distribution. This compact field guide is the one volume that every adventurous traveler to Nepal must have.

  • Covers all 760 species in Nepal, including variation by age, sex, and subspecies
  • 110 color plates with text on facing pages for at-a-glance identification
  • Concise text covering identification, voice, habitat, altitudinal range, distribution, and status
  • Introduction covering habitats, birding areas, local organizations, and conservation

Synopsis:

From the streets of Kathmandu to the breathtaking Himalayas, Nepal is an extraordinary destination for ecotourists. This field guide provides an unrivaled introduction to the diverse birdlife of the region.

Featuring more than 100 color plates by eminent bird illustrators from Europe and India, the guide depicts all the known species that occur regularly in Nepal as well as vagrants. The succinct text on the facing pages covers identification, voice, and distribution. This compact field guide is the one volume that every adventurous traveler to Nepal must have.

  • Covers all 760 species in Nepal, including variation by age, sex, and subspecies
  • 110 color plates with text on facing pages for at-a-glance identification
  • Concise text covering identification, voice, habitat, altitudinal range, distribution, and status
  • Introduction covering habitats, birding areas, local organizations, and conservation

Synopsis:

From the streets of Kathmandu to the breathtaking Himalayas, Nepal is an extraordinary destination for ecotourists. This field guide provides an unrivaled introduction to the diverse birdlife of the region. Featuring more than 100 color plates by eminent bird illustrators from Europe and India, the guide covers all 760 species in Nepal, including variation by sex, age, and subspecies. 110 color plates.

About the Author

Richard Grimmett was founding chairman of the Oriental Bird Club and is coauthor (with Carol Inskipp and Tim Inskipp) of A Guide to the Birds of India and Birds of India (both Princeton). Carol Inskipp is the author of A Birdwatcher's Guide to Nepal. In addition to cowriting two books with Carol Inskipp and Richard Grimmett, Tim Inskipp is the coauthor of An Annotated Checklist of the Birds of the Oriental Region.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

How to Use this Book 7

Descriptive Parts of a Bird 8

Geographical Setting 10

Cimate 11

Main Habitats and Bird Speicies 11

Importance for Birds 15

Migration 17

Birdwatching Areas 18

What Birdwatchers Can Do 21

Bird Conservation--Hem Sagar Baral 22

National Organizations 27

International Organizations 29

References 30

Acknowledgements 30

Glossary 31

Family Summaries 33

Colour Plates and Species Accounts 46

Appendix 1: Vagarnts to Nepal 266

Appendix 2: Species Collected by Hodgson 272

Tables 273

Index 282

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691070483
Author:
Grimmett, Richard
Author:
Inskipp, Carol
Author:
Inskipp, Tim
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, NJ
Subject:
General
Subject:
Maps
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - Guides
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Birds and Natural History
Subject:
Biological Sciences.
Subject:
Nepal
Subject:
Birds -- Nepal.
Subject:
Nature Studies-Bird Guides
Subject:
Nature Studies-Birds
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Field Guides (Paperback)
Series Volume:
106-873
Publication Date:
October 2000
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
110 color plates
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 17 oz

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Product details 288 pages Princeton University Press - English 9780691070483 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From the streets of Kathmandu to the breathtaking Himalayas, Nepal is an extraordinary destination for ecotourists. This field guide provides an unrivaled introduction to the diverse birdlife of the region.

Featuring more than 100 color plates by eminent bird illustrators from Europe and India, the guide depicts all the known species that occur regularly in Nepal as well as vagrants. The succinct text on the facing pages covers identification, voice, and distribution. This compact field guide is the one volume that every adventurous traveler to Nepal must have.

  • Covers all 760 species in Nepal, including variation by age, sex, and subspecies
  • 110 color plates with text on facing pages for at-a-glance identification
  • Concise text covering identification, voice, habitat, altitudinal range, distribution, and status
  • Introduction covering habitats, birding areas, local organizations, and conservation

"Synopsis" by , From the streets of Kathmandu to the breathtaking Himalayas, Nepal is an extraordinary destination for ecotourists. This field guide provides an unrivaled introduction to the diverse birdlife of the region. Featuring more than 100 color plates by eminent bird illustrators from Europe and India, the guide covers all 760 species in Nepal, including variation by sex, age, and subspecies. 110 color plates.
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