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A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka

Field / Identification GuideWorld / Checklist
  • For each species the authoritative text describes identifying features, distribution, habits and habitats, voice and status
  • Common and scientific names listed
  • Overview of bird calls and songs, plumage, endemics, bird orders, residents and migrants, status and bird topography
  • Includes a complete checklist ot the birds of Sri Lanka with their current national status

Series: Naturalist's Guides - World

By: Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne(Author)

176 pages, colour photos, 2 colour maps

John Beaufoy Books

Paperback | Apr 2015 | #222728 | ISBN-13: 9781909612464
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About this book

Written by an expert with extensive local knowledge, this volume features 280 species that the amateur naturalist might expect to see in Sri Lanka, with high quality photographs accompanied by detailed species descriptions that include common name, scientific name, size, distribution, habits and habitat. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the species of Sri Lanka, encompassing for each one its common and scientific name, and lUCN status.

"[...] The hard-core twitcher needs more but for the interested naturalist this guide is highly recommended."
– Vincent Nijman, Ibis (158), 2016

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Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne is one of Sri Lanka's most high profile wildlife personalities. With a degree in Civil Engineering, he went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant and become a risk management specialist in banking. He is passionate about Sri Lanka's natural history and has authored and photographed over 300 articles for national and international newspapers and magazines on Sri Lankan biodiversity, travel and business topics.

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