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A Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka

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By: Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne(Author)
300 pages, 650 colour photos, colour distribution maps
A Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka
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A fully comprehensive field guide to the 468 bird species of Sri Lanka. With photographs from the author and the region's other top-quality nature photographers, each species is illustrated, including variants where relevant. A Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka is focussed on field use to help beginners and experts identify species. The main identifying features of each species are described and key facts cover size, habitat, distribution, voice and status in the country. Distribution maps provide an at-a-glance view of where the birds can be found. The book also includes information on climate and topography, orders and families, residents, migrants, endemics, vagrants and highly scarce migrants, topography and the key birdwatching sites. The checklist provides complete information on the local status of each species

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  • The best book on the subject - great photos
    By Keith 30 Sep 2019 Written for Paperback
    My copy of this book is the new second edition (2019) with several extra species added, making a total of 468 bird species. Sri Lanka is a great birding destination. There are many birds to be seen including 34 that are not found in India. Of these 26 are globally threatened – so if you have not been yet it is worth making this destination a priority. I have been to the country three times and I really wish I’d had this book back then. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne has done a great job at pulling together a comprehensive text and has harnessed the photographic output of over 50 other people to make sure that in addition to his own work the additional images are of the highest quality. Each species described briefly and additional information is given that might aid identification. There is a key facts section for each covering the bird’s size, habitat, distribution, voice and status in Sri Lanka. The distribution maps are larger than in another Sri Lankan guide I have used – and are superior, using colour to indicate the different seasonal movements. There is also a useful introduction giving information on Sri Lanka and the various habitats that it supports – from the extremely dry to the extremely wet! Seventeen top birding spots are described and most are shown on a map. Finally, there is a suggested 14-day itinerary – although I was amazed how much my guide showed me on each of my trips in just a few days. Don’t go birding in Sri Lanka without this book!
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Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne is one of Sri Lanka's most high-profile wildlife personalities. He is passionate about Sri Lanka's natural history and has authored and photographed over 370 articles for national and international newspapers and magazines on Sri Lankan biodiversity, travel and business topics. His many books include Wild Sri Lanka, A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka and A Naturalist's Guide to the Butterflies & Dragonflies of Sri Lanka also published by John Beaufoy Publishing.

Field / Identification Guide World / Checklist New Edition SPECIAL OFFER
By: Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne(Author)
300 pages, 650 colour photos, colour distribution maps
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