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.
Definitive Buy for Birders!
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Birds of the Indian Subcontinent
5 Jan, 2012
comprehensive birding guide for amateurs
17 Apr, 2016
Great for beginners in bird watching.
13 Jun, 2014
Good reference guide but can be improved!
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