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A Guide to the Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives
Richard Grimmett, Carol Inskipp, & Tim Inskipp
With the collaboration of Sarath Kotagama and Shahid Ali
Illustrated by Clive Byers, Daniel Cole, John Cox, Gerald Driessens, Carl D'Silva, Martin Elliott, Kim Franklin, Alan Harris, Peter Hayman, Craig Robson, Jan Wilczur, and Tim Worfolk

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction9
History of Ornithology in the Indian Subcontinent10
How to use this Book11
Climate16
Main Habitats and Bird Species17
Importance for Birds21
Migration23
Conservation24
National Organisations28
International Organisations30
References32
Acknowledgements33
Glossary35
The Plates37
The Species Accounts345
Megapodes345
Partridges, Francolins, Snowcocks, Quails and Pheasants345
Whistling-Ducks and Swans, Geese and Ducks363
Buttonquails378
Honeyguides379
Wrynecks, Piculets and Woodpeckers380
Asian Barbets392
Hornbills395
Hoopoes399
Trogons400
Rollers401
Small Kingfishers Large Kingfishers and Pied Kingfisher402
Bee-Eaters406
Old World Cuckoos409
Coucals417
Parrots418
Swifts and Treeswifts423
Barn Owls and Typical Owls429
Asian Frogmouths440
Eared Nightjars and Nightjars440
Pigeons and Doves446
Bustards456
Cranes459
Finfoots461
Rails, Gallinules and Coots462
Sandgrouse468
Woodcocks and Snipes471
Godwits, Sandpipers, Curlews, Phalaropes etc475
Painted-Snipes487
Jacanas487
Thick-Knees488
Oystercatchers, Avocets and Stilts489
Plovers and Lapwings491
Crab-Plover498
Pratincoles and Coursers498
Skuas, Jaegers, Skimmers, Gulls and Terns501
Osprey, Hawks, Eagles, Harriers and Vultures etc.519
Falcons545
Grebes551
Tropicbirds553
Boobies554
Anhingas556
Cormorants556
Herons and Bitterns558
Flamingos567
Ibises and Spoonbills568
Pelicans570
Storks571
Frigatebirds575
Loons (Divers)576
Petrels, Shearwaters and Storm-Petrels577
Pittas582
Broadbills584
Fairy Bluebirds and Leafbirds584
Shrikes586
Corvids and Related Species590
Woodswallows599
Orioles, Cuckooshrikes, Trillers, Minivets, Flycatcher-Shrikes600
Fantails, Drongos and Monarchs608
Ioras615
Woodshrikes616
Waxwings617
Dippers617
Thrushes, Shortwings, Old World Flycatchers and Chats618
Starlings and Mynas668
Nuthatches and Wallcreeper675
Creepers and Wrens678
Penduline Tits and Tits and Long-Tailed Tits681
Swallows and Martins688
Kinglets694
Bulbuls694
Grey Hypocolius701
African Warblers (Cisticolas, Prinias and Streaked Scrub Warbler)701
White-Eyes708
Warblers, Grassbirds, Laughing Thrushes and Babblers709
Larks786
Flowerpeckers, Sunbirds and Spiderhunters798
Sparrows and Snowfinches807
Wagtails and Pipits812
Accentors821
Weavers824
Estrildine Finches826
Finches830
Buntings851
References859
Index of English Names871
Index of Scientific Names882

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