Birds in My Indian Garden

Birds in My Indian Garden (English, Paperback, Malcolm MacDonald)


Birds in My Indian Garden  (English, Paperback, Malcolm MacDonald)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: ALEPH
    • ISBN: 9789384067403, 9384067407
    • Edition: 2015
    • Pages: 260
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    Out of print for three decades, this new, completely reset edition will delight a fresh set of readers.
    �One of my favourite birds is the white-eye. It is a dapper little creature measuring only four inches long from the tip of its beak to the end of its tail, and its colouring is pleasing. Its upper body is golden-yellow tinged with green, parts of its wings are dark brown, its chin and throat are bright yellow, its breast is light grey, and the yellow motif is repeated on its abdomen. But its most distinguishing mark is a white ring round each eye, which gives it the appearance of wearing a pair of white horn-rimmed spectacles�.
    Malcolm MacDonald�s description of the bird which appears on the cover of this book is fresh and arresting. These qualities mark his accounts of Delhi�s birds in Birds in my Indian Garden, and made it an instant classic when it was first published. Readers will learn about the drama of the lives of the city�s avian residents and visitors�their quirky courtship and mating rituals, the industriousness and skill with which they build their nests, the hatching and training of their young, their desperate efforts to fend off ruthless predators who hunt their eggs and hatchlings, and much more. The numerous birds described include mynahs, flycatchers, drongos, white-eyes, hoopoes, sunbirds, shikras, crows, sparrows, kites and koels; all of them come gloriously alive in the pages of MacDonald�s masterpiece.

    About the Author

    Amateur ornithologist, politician and diplomat, Malcolm MacDonald (1901�1981), the son of British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald, was the UK High Commissioner to India in the 1950s. He was the author of books on bird- watching, wildlife and accounts of his travels around the world.
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    • 2015
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    • Malcolm MacDonald
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    Birds in my Indian Garden

    No photographs except for the cover page.One of the chief highlights of the book when first published, were the photographs.Without photographs the book is not a worth while buy.
    If I had realised that there were no photographs I would not have bought the book.

    Viswanathan Sattanathan

    Certified Buyer, Chennai

    7 Mar, 2016

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