505 pages, 309 b/w illus, 16 col plates
This book explains the Latin names of all birds of the Indian Subcontinent. The Introductory section on science and philosophy of bird nomenclature describes several aspects like toponyms, eponyms, descriptive and other epithets, as well as the role of International Commission for Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN). Information about all taxon-authors of birds of the Indian Subcontinent is provided in a separate section. The book also provides information on the conservation and endemic status and distribution of all birds. With four separate indexes of common names, generic names, specific names of birds, and of taxon-authors, this volume includes 18 lithographs by John Gould, Elizabeth Gould, and Henry Richter, 15 specially commissioned portraits of Taxon-authors, 309 bird sketches, and 8 black and white photographs of prominent ornithological personalities.
FOREWORD PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS SPONSORS INTRODUCTION LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK GENERIC AND SPECIFIC NAMES EXPLAINED BLACK AND WHITE PLATES BRIEF NOTES ON TAXON AUTHORS, ORNITHOLOGISTS, ETC INDEX OF TAXON AUTHORS AND OTHER NAMES INDEX OF COMMON NAMES OF BIRDS INDEX OF GENERIC LATIN NAMES OF BIRDS INDEX OF SPECIFIC LATIN NAMES OF BIRDS MAJOR REFERENCES ABOUT ELA FOUNDATION COLOUR PLATES
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