Birds of India

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-01-16
  • Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
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The best field guide to the birds of the Indian subcontinent is now even better. Thoroughly revised, with 73 new plates and many others updated or repainted, the second edition of Birds of Indianow features all maps and text opposite the plates for quicker and easier reference. Newly identified species have been added, the text has been extensively revised, and all the maps are new. Comprehensive and definitive, this is the indispensable guide for anyone birding in this part of the world. The leading field guide to the birds of the Indian subcontinent--now thoroughly revised and improved 1,375 species illustrated and described, including all residents, migrants, and vagrants 226 color plates--including 73 new ones--depict every species and many distinct plumages and races Concise text and accurate distribution maps opposite plates for easy reference Includes newly identified species

Author Biography

Richard Grimmett is head of conservation at BirdLife International Carol Inskipp and Tim Inskipp are freelance wildlife consultants. The authors have traveled widely in Asia and together written a series of books on the continent's birds.

Table of Contents

Map of the Regionp. 6
Introductionp. 7
Acknowledgementsp. 7
How to Use this Bookp. 8
Species includedp. 8
Taxonomy and nomenclaturep. 8
Species accountsp. 12
Plumage Terminologyp. 13
Glossaryp. 14
The Indian Subcontinentp. 16
Climatep. 16
Main habitats and bird speciesp. 16
Importance for birdsp. 18
Conservationp. 20
Religious attitudes and traditional protectionp. 20
Current threatsp. 20
Family Summariesp. 24
Species Accounts and Platesp. 40
Vagrantsp. 492
Doubtful Speciesp. 503
National and International Organisationsp. 504
Referencesp. 505
Indexp. 506
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