A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India: And the Indian Subcontinent, Including Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India: And the Indian Subcontinent, Including Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives

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A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India: And the Indian Subcontinent, Including Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives by Bikram Grewal, Bill Harvey, Otto Pfister

This is the most comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of India and the Indian subcontinent. Never before have so many of the region's species been illustrated in one book.

The brilliant photographs—most of which appear here for the first time—have been carefully selected to show not only the most common Passerine and non-Passerine species, but also more elusive species and distinctive subspecies. An up-to-date distribution map and a unique code indicating frequency and global status are provided for each of the 668 species covered. The concise text provides vital information on habitats, habits, and voice to ensure accurate identification.

Designed for easy use, the book places photos and maps in close proximity to provide an at-a-glance overview for each species. Birds are indexed by both their common and scientific names.

This is an essential volume for all birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts as well as for anyone traveling to India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Bhutan.


Bikram Grewal has written more than twenty books on India, including three guides to its birds. He is a biodiversity expert for the Indian government. Bill Harvey is a lifelong birdwatcher who has lived throughout the Indian subcontinent. He published the first authoritative checklist on the birds of Bangladesh as well as numerous articles and is a cofounder of the Northern Indian Bird Network. Otto Pfister is a wildlife photographer whose work has appeared in numerous publications. He has also published several illustrated articles on birds.

  • Gorgeous full-color photographs
  • Distribution maps for all species
  • Abundance icons
  • Photographs, text, and maps in close proximity for at-a-glance overview
  • Expert text aids species identification

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691114965
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 01/13/2003
Pages: 520
Product dimensions: 5.02(w) x 7.46(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

MAP OF REGION

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

ENJOYING BIRDWATCHING

ORNTHOLOGY IN THE REGION

ORIENTAL REGION

HABITATS

CLIMATE

BIRD MOVEMENTS

BREEDING

EXTREME RARITIES

THREATS TO BIRDS IN INDIA

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK

SYSTEMATIC SECTION

NON-PASSERINES

PASSERINES

GLOSSARY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

USEFUL ADDRESSES

SYSTEMATIC LIST OF FAMILIES AND SPECIES

INDEX OF COMMON NAMES

INDEX OF SCIENTIFIC NAMES

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