Synopses & Reviews
Over the years, the Handbook has established itself as the most comprehensive and reliable reference work on the birds of the Indian subcontinent. Volume 9, first published in 1973, has been thoroughly revised for this second edition. The updates relate particularly to distribution, but also introduce new and amalgamated species.
"The Handbook presents considerable solid new life history information, definite banding records of document migrants, pictures of practically every species (many never before rendered) and up-to-date taxonomy." --Auk