The Book of Indian Birds

The current edition of the book The Book of Indian Birds covers 296 birds in the entire Indian subcontinent south of the Himalayas together with SriLanka hills as well as plains. The species are fully described in colour, that are commonly and readily seen birds in the country chiefly in plains and foothills. Various aspects of bird-watching along with migration, nests and nesting behaviour is also covered. Author Salim Ali also provides index of common names and scientific names of the birds.

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The current edition of the book The Book of Indian Birds covers 296 birds in the entire Indian subcontinent south of the Himalayas together with SriLanka hills as well as plains. The species are fully described in colour, that are commonly and readily seen birds in the country chiefly in plains and foothills. They represent just 15 per cent of the total avifauna of India as listed in the Synopsis. Author Salim Ali briefs about a bird its classifications, features, common queries and clarifications about birds in the initial part of the book. Further we can know about how to recognise a bird in the field with tails, bills, crest, legs and colour. Various aspects of bird-watching along with migration, nests and nesting behaviour is also covered. Author also provides index of common names and scientific names of the birds.

Additional information

Weight 870 g
Dimensions 14.5 × 3 × 21.5 cm
Book Author

First Edition

1941

Current Edition

2021

Format

Hardcover

Language

English

Pages

326

ISBN

0-19-566523-6

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