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Birds Of The Indian Subcontinent, written by Richard Grimmett, Carol Inskipp, and Tim Inskipp, is an essential guidebook for every ornithologist and bird lover.
Summary Of The Book
Birds Of The Indian Subcontinent is the latest version of the field guide that was published in 1998, in the same name. This newest edition covers nearly all species of birds that can be found in Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, the Maldives, Bangladesh, and Bhutan.
This second edition of the book contains special features such as fully upgraded colour maps of the entire bird species, coverage of all the bird species in the Indian subcontinent, and a portable volume which concisely highlights key characteristics of each bird from the region.
Birds Of The Indian Subcontinent has information on more than 1300 species of birds. Some of the species of birds in the book are Locustella naevia, Otus thilohoffmanni, Pallas’ grasshopper warbler, S. whistleri, and Seicercus burkii.
The authors have included 214 colour plates for quick visual reference. The plates are accompanied by maps and descriptions of each bird species. The plates are placed such that they face maps and text for quick reference. Newer plates have been added to the second edition and many of the older plates from the previous edition have been repainted. For bird species that are difficult to observe such as the warbler, rose finch, and nightjar, the authors have included detailed tables which summarise specific identification characteristics.
Birds Of The Indian Subcontinent was published in 2011.
About The Authors
Richard Grimmett is an acclaimed author and Conservation Head of Birdlife International.
He has authored numerous books in the same genre. Some of these titles are Birds of Nepal, Birds Of Northern India, Birds Of Southern India, and Birds Of Bhutan.
He has travelled extensively throughout Asia, documenting bird species for his project.
Tim Inskipp works as a wildlife consultant on a freelance basis.
Field Guide to the Birds of Nepal is another book by him.
Tim Inskipp continues to travel throughout Asia, amassing information on birds of that region.
Carol Inskipp is also a wildlife consultant.
A few of the other books written by her are Killer Whale, Nature For People, and Improving Our Environment: Waste and Recycling.
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of Pages||480 Pages|
|Author||CAROL INSKIPP RICHARD GRIMMETT TIM INSKIPP|
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May 18, 2016
Best option for the Indian Sub continent
Apr 17, 2016
comprehensive birding guide for amateurs
Mar 11, 2016
Best book for bird watchers in India
Mar 10, 2016
Dec 18, 2015
Jan 26, 2012
Very goodThis book is the second edition of the "Pocket Guide to the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent" and not the old handbook. Very nicely compiled and improved over the earlier edition. Major and useful improvements being, the text and distribution maps are placed opposite to the plates & the maps have been revised. It is almost a combo of the leading field guides for the subcontinent.
Jan 31, 2012
Definitive Buy for Birders!For amateur birders, the new handbook edition of Grimmett, Inskipp and Inskipp is going to be a definitive companion to identifying birds in the field. Weighing slightly more than its predecessor,two things that make the tome a winner among the current crop of field guides to Indian birds is the replacement of the somber grey backgrounds with white backgrounds on the plates, bringing the identifying characteristics of the birds to the fore, and well, making the illustrations quite a feast for the eyes,which were previously lost in the monsoon grey plates. One doesn't have to fumble anymore to … (Expand)
Jan 5, 2012
Birds of the Indian SubcontinentAfter purchasing a few similar books on this topic, I found this to be the most comprehensive- All 1295 Birds and all plates are in color. Well categorized and laid out. Its better than the others because of its evenly spread plates,and the trick being you can flip thru pages to stop at a page on which color, size or shape resembles what you have seen. From Ducks to owls this book as been a pleasure to kid and adults. It also makes a wonderful gift and more so to visitors to the subcontinent with an interest in ornithology.
Oct 12, 2014
Birds of the Indian Subcontinent - SECOND EDITIONNot as usual, Flipkart delivered it three days after my purchase. It always delivers on the 2nd day, This time it was a day later. First, the cover shown on Flipkart is not as awesome as it is in real.It is brightly colored. Now, the second thing is that all other reviewers have written that the map is on the opposite side of the bird. This makes it a 'no-clear' thing. This opposite page means - on the right hand, you will get the name and picture whereas on the left page, there will be the label on top and the maps and ID will come below it, which makes it on the opposite page. On the13th pag… (Expand)
Feb 7, 2014
Good reference guide but can be improved!The new revised edition of the book has the bird location maps along with description and illustrations to the right hand side. The book is quite comprehensive and lists all the birds of indian subcontinent. the illustrations are clear and help in identifying females, males and juveniles quite easily. This is very useful for identify birds. However, what I felt missing was a ready reckoner /cheat sheet where we can identify birds readily with bill shape, bird colour, prominent crest, or size of body. This type of reference is found in Salim Ali's books. Since there are 1300 odd birds, it is qu… (Expand)
May 18, 2016
Best option for the Indian Sub continentBeautiful images, binding that lasts and well sectioned. A perfect birding companion. Wish it were lighter as taking it along on treks means a fair bit of weight on my back. But still worth it
Apr 17, 2016
comprehensive birding guide for amateurshaving already got to know about this book, took the plunge and ordered it in flipkart. the book is having great information of all the species and subspecies found in indian subcontinent. it has lovely colors photographs for easy identification of birds. also helpful is a brilliant index at the end for quick navigation to the bird i want to have quick info upon.
Mar 11, 2016
Best book for bird watchers in IndiaExcellent book, nicely indexed and with colourful plates it is really easy to ID birds with the help of this book. Much better than Salim Ali's book. Highly recommended for Indian bird watchers.
Mar 10, 2016
Very niceGood product and good service! Will keep shopping on flipkart everytime. Rate flipkart high for its services
Dec 18, 2015
Birder's GitaThis is the best available handbook for all birders out there. Great information and pictures to identify most birds in the Indian subcontinent.