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The Book of Indian Birds (English, Hardcover, Salim Ali)

The Book of Indian Birds  (English, Hardcover, Salim Ali)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Oxford
    • Genre: WILD LIFE
    • ISBN: 9780195665239, 0195665236
    • Edition: 2003
    • Pages: 466
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    This much-awaited revised edition includes the extensive changes in the scientific and common bird names that have taken place since the last revision in 1996. Following the publication, in 2001, of the list of Standardized Common and Scientific Names of the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent in the Buceros 6 (1), the common and scientific names have been modified based on this list. It is expected that this will provide uniformity in the names used throughout the Subcontinent and outside, and help birdwatchers to communicate better while exchanging their observations. The Alternate Common Names given in the earlier edition have been removed. The Index of common names of species, giving plate and serial numbers, has been replaced with separate Indexes of Scientific and Common names according to page numbers. Minor errors that were overlooked in the earlier edition have also been rectified.

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      • 2003
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      • 128 inch
    • Weight
      • 853 g
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    EXCELLENT FOR ALL BIRDWATCHERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS

    *has 326 printed pages including index...pages are of high quality
    *2 maps on first and last pages (pasted on hardcover)
    *details on parts of birds (slightly advance basic)....types of beaks claws etc
    *64 coloured plates with quick writeups that contain pictures of 538 different birds that include diff. species of same birds ... pic.of male and female birds where both look diff.
    * plates are followed by detailed witeups and details of these 538 birds given includes local names, scientific nam...
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    raghuvir keni

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    25 Mar, 2013

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    Th Book of Indian Birds

    When i bought this book I though it would contain pictures of the birds and their names. But it contains not only full nomenclature but also family, scientific names and actually how would one recognise the bird - From Feather(plumage), feet, Bills - these determine the kind of food the birds eat and nature of places they have their nests. Amazing, a very good reference book for beginners.
    Two words for Flipkart - I was looking for this book for a long time, in various book stores fairs, onl...
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    Subhashis Mukhopadhyay

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    12 Jan, 2012

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    Wonderful guide for the novice birder or for anyone with a mild interest

    I would put it as just sufficient for starting out. The drawings are perfect with easily identifiable markings/features. It does not overwhelm you with innumerable similar looking birds and you feel quite in contro. And best of all is the language... just apt to describe the relevant features. The description for the common babbler just makes you smile at the precisely put words.Birds of the indian subcontinent by Grimmet and another one by the same name by Kazmierczak are perhaps more popula...
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    Puneet Gurnani

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    20 May, 2012

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    Good but not complete

    The books give description and details of almost 540 birds. And all the details are very useful for birdwatchers. But as per my knowlege there are 1000+ birds in India. And 500+ in my state uttarakhand itself. Therefore I found only generally seen birds of my state. But if u r from eastern or western ghat are, it might be more useful to U
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    Arvind Chand

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    8 May, 2013

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    Excellent book for bird lovers - especially beginners

    This is a must have book for bird lovers. It is especially useful for beginners but would be useful to all bird watchers. The information provided is absolutely spot on and the pictures make it very easy for you to identify birds - both common and uncommon ones. I've only received the book today and have only skimmed through it so far, but am sure this will be a great companion on all my bird watching trips.

    I looked for this book on other sites and in retail stores but found it to be cheape...
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    Atul Pathak

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    26 Apr, 2013

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    Essential for a birdwather..

    Recently I brought this book although I have other field guides for bird identification for the descriptions about the bird species like habitat, nesting etc, which in most other field guides are not covered. Although this book is not covering all the 1300 species of birds in India, it covers most common of them with beautiful descriptions.
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    Ganesh Hegde

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    3 Feb, 2013

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    "Best" Book of Indian Birds

    This is amazing book. The details, illustrations available in the book is mind-blowing... and the most amazing part...its such a small book containing vast information on Indian birds...

    The edition looks very clean and photos of very high quality. Could not stop reading for hours...
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    Vikram G S

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    9 Oct, 2012

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    Wonderful for those who need identity of birds

    if u got a dslr and wishing to know what kind of birds u catched its easy to identify now.. its like a quick guide / handbook for birds..

    flipKart ..ur awesome.. i booked yest 2 pm and got by today afternoon around 1pm .. very fast.....
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    sanjeevi

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    4 Jul, 2012

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    Just wow!

    best book.....Hard cover and Good quality page....
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    SUDIPTA KUMAR DAS

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    26 Jul, 2018

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    Mind-blowing purchase

    The best book for bird watchers.dont listen to the person who says this is waste.This is spectacular awesome.
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    Mohanamanikandan

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    Questions and Answers
    Q:does it have coloured photos of birds???
    A:yes
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    Q:there is picture in this book yes/no
    A:Yes
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    Q:does it tell about the birds
    A:yes.it covers all indian birds
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