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A Pictorial Field Guide to Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Field / Identification GuideWorld / Checklist

By: Bikram Grewal (Author), Sumit Sen (Author), Sarwandeep Singh (Author), Nikhil Devasar (Author), Garima Bhatia (Author), Tim Inskipp (Introduction By), Carol Inskipp (Introduction By)

792 pages, 4000 colour photos, colour distribution maps, 3 colour maps

Om Books International

Paperback | Jan 2016 | #229424 | ISBN-13: 9789380070223
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About this book

This book covers over 1,300 species and distinct sub-species of birds found in the Indian subcontinent. It contains over 4,000 colour photographs including depictions of flight, plumage, hunting style and much more. Many of the photographs in this comprehensive field guide appear for the first time, and have been carefully selected to showcase the most important features of each species. The text provides vital and new information on voice and habits of each species. The distribution maps are accompanied by notes on status and density. A Pictorial Field Guide to Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will enable accurate field identification in one of the world's most diverse avifaunal regions. An indispensable guide for all bird lovers.


1. Introduction
2. Descriptive text
3. Vagrants and doubtful species
4. Acknowledgements
5. Bibliography
6. Descriptive parts of a bird
7. A glossary of ornithological terms
8. Checklist: birds of the Indian subcontinent


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Bikram Grewal has written over 20 bestselling books on Indian birds and the first comprehensive guide to the wildlife of India. He is also the author of many books on India and is closely involved with several institutions dealing with India’s environment. He divides his time between Delhi, Dehradun and the Sundarbans.

Sumit Sen is an expert birder, photographer and financial analyst, with an abiding interest in documenting the life of bird in India. He has also contributed articles to the Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, Sanctuary Asia magazine and had articles appearing in the Journal of Threatened Taxa and Indian Birds. His photographs have been published in various books and journals worldwide.

Sarwandeep Singh runs a successful birding tour company and is one of India’s leading bird photographers. He travels the country in pursuit of rare fauna and many of his photographs appear in this book.

Nikhil Devasar is based in Delhi where he runs the Delhi Bird Club, an ornithological group. He also conducts awareness and education programmes for young people and school children, and organises an annual census of Delhi’s birdlife. His photographs have been published in several books, and are regularly featured in Indian and foreign magazines and publications.

Garima Bhatia has worked for more than a decade in the automotive industry and is a Chemical Engineer by training. She loves to travel and chase birds all over the world. Introduced to birds as a child, she now feels incomplete without binoculars around her neck and camera in hand.

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