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A Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh
Bikram Grewal, Sumit Sen, Sarwandeep Singh, Nikhil Devasar & Garima Bhatia

Paperback | 2017 | $45.00 | £37.95 | ISBN: 9780691176499
792 pp. | 6 x 8 3/4 | 4,000+ color photos. 1,300+ maps.
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This is the only comprehensive photographic field guide to the birds of the entire Indian subcontinent. Every distinct species and subspecies—some 1,375 in all—is covered with photographs, text, and maps. The guide features more than 4,000 stunning photographs, many never before published, which have been carefully selected to illustrate key identification features of each species. The up-to-date facing-page text includes concise descriptions of plumage, voice, range, habitat, and recent taxonomic changes. Each species has a detailed map reflecting the latest distribution information and containing notes on status and population density. The guide also features an introduction that provides an overview of birdlife and a brief history of ornithology in India and its neighbors. The result is an encyclopedic photographic guide that is essential for everyone birding anywhere in the subcontinent.

  • Covers all 1,375 subcontinental bird species
  • Features more than 4,000 stunning photographs to aid quick field identification
  • Includes up-to-date facing-page text and range maps
  • Contains concise descriptions of plumage, voice, habitat, and much more

Bikram Grewal is the author of more than twenty books, including A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India and the Indian Subcontinent (Princeton). Sumit Sen is an expert birder and photographer whose work has been published in books and journals worldwide. Sarwandeep Singh runs the popular birding website Birds of India and is one of India's leading bird photographers. Nikhil Devasar runs the Delhi Bird Club and is a widely published bird photographer. Garima Bhatia is an avid birder and photographer who has traveled widely in India and beyond.


"[This book] will remain with me as a comparative reference guide that contains very many high quality images, a book that that will slip easily into my birding library."--Phil Slade, Another Bird Blog

"An encyclopedic photographic guide that is essential for everyone birding anywhere in the subcontinent."--Sam Crowe, The Birdzilla Blog

"Long overdue, this is the first comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of the Indian subcontinent, utilising some superb work by Sumit Sen, Sarwandeep Singh, Nikhil Devasar and Garima Bhatia. . . . If you’re heading for the subcontinent anytime soon . . . this looks like an absolute essential item to take along."--Matthew Merritt, Bird Watching Magazine

Table of Contents:

Introduction 4
Descriptive Text 14
Vagrants And Doubtful Species 712
Acknowledgements 724
Bibliography 727
Descriptive Parts Of A Bird 732
A Glossary Of Ornithological Terms 733
Checklist: Birds Of The Indian Subcontinent 736
Index 773
Maps 789

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