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Birds of Nepal, Volume 1: Field Ecology, Natural History and Conservation

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Series: Birds of Nepal Volume: 1

By: Tej Kumar Shrestha(Author), Bhagirath S Chauhan(Foreword By)

431 pages, 144 plates with colour photos; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, 1 b/w map

TK Shrestha (privately published)

Paperback | Dec 2000 | #86172 | ISBN-13: 9780952439097
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NHBS Price: £97.99 $129/€112 approx

About this book

In the simplest language, but with all accurate observation for which his name is famous, the author describes the fascinating world of bird life in the remote Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. This wonderful book will stimulate an interest in all the birds from the tiny flowerpecker to the majestic bearded vulture with their unbelievable beauty and charm. Here one can read about the breathtakingly beautiful Himalayan pheasants, rosefinches, sunbirds, buntings, accentors, snow partridge, the flight of birds and miracle of migration, sad songs of barbets, wandering voices of cuckoos, the strange story of honeyguides, nesting and egg laying... and a thousand other facts and phenomena as thrilling as fairy tales. There are equally interesting sections on bird ecology, wetland birds and wildfowl, pet birds and birds recorded in folk art and religion. One can also read about the spiny babbler, the living miracles of Nepal and other countless colourful birds living in the native thickets of Nepal.


144 colour plates
- Introduction to Nepal   1
- Ornithological Exploration in Nepal   6
- General Backgrounds on Ecology, Behaviour and Natural History of Birds   9
- Birds: What They Are?   11
- Preparing Valuable Bird Skin for Museum Study   14
- Studying and Identifying Birds in the Field   21
- Passing Scenes of the Life of Birds - Short-lived Phenomena   26
- Bird-watching and Field Craft   30
- Field Ecology, Biology and Natural History of Birds of Nepal   39
- Biodiversity of Birds   45
- Ornithography of Nepal   55
- Birding in Nepal   58
- Development of Bird Sanctuary in Nepal   67
- Distribution of Indicator Bird Species in Relation to Plant Communities in the Forest   69
- Forest Ecosystem and Biodiversity of Birds   74
- Birds of Lowland Grassland Ecosystem   80
- Birds in the Midland and Upland Grasslands   84 
- Wetlands of Nepal and Bird Diversity   86
- Birdlife Diversity in Wetlands and Ecological Fullness    88
- Wetland Birds Living in Bogs, Fens and Swamps   99
- Wetland Birds of Lakes and Reservoirs   104
- Birds in Himalayan Ecosystem and Edge Habitats   108
- Birds in the Riverine and Torrential Streams   111
- Natural History of Waterfowls of Nepal   115
- Natural History of Game Birds of Nepal   118
- Preservation of Game Birds of Nepal   123
- Migration of Birds   126
- Ecosystem of the National Parks and Wildlife Reserves and their Indicator Birdlife   134
- Wildlife Protection in Nepal   147
- Important Birds of Prey   149
- Civil Aviation and Bird Strike Problems   153
- Economic Importance of Birds   158
- Birds in Ethno-Medicine   162
- Birds in Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry   164
- Conservation of Birds   173
- Rare Birds of Nepal: Their Ecological Habitat, Distribution and Survival   179
- Traditional Bird Catching Methods in Nepal   198
- Colourful Cage Birds   201
- Birds in Nepalese Art, Literature, Religion and their Bearing on Conservation   206
- Bird Diversity of Nepal: A Checklist of Species   213
- Bibliography   259
- Index   272

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