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Photographic Guide to the Birds of India: Including Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Pakistan and Bangladesh [Paperback]

Amano Samarpan

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16 Jun 2006 8183280293 978-8183280297
Awarded Best Produced Paperback Book of 2006 by the Federation of Indian Publishers, this pocket-sized photographic book makes accurate identification of more common birds in the field possible. The photographs, all taken in the wild and India, clearly show the birds often with a variety of plumages while the text details the life of these colourful creatures. There is also a personal introduction to the experience of birding in India with reference to relevant books and websites. Ideal for any visitor to the Indian subcontinent.

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Though many books have been published on the birds of India, this one is remarkable for its splendid photographs in various moods and actions. --Sanctuary Asia magazine

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3.0 out of 5 stars Simple sampling of India's birds in photos 3 July 2008
By Jack Holloway - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Basics: 2006, softcover, 154 pages, 328 color photos, 152 species, no range maps

This is a small book offering a small sample of birds found on the Indian subcontinent. Of the 1,300+ plus birds expected in this region, only 152 (12%) are covered in this book. The author selected a smattering of species to cover the key families.

The photographs are good and show the birds up close. Nearly all the birds have at least two photos; many have three or four.

The text is a brief, general overview of the bird's habits.

Basically, this book as an introductory sampler to some of India's birds, offered in a good photographic format. It does not offer much information, but might be enjoyed just as a cursory overview for those people curious about birds or, as a small quiz for practicing with the photos.

I've listed several related books below...
1) A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India by Grewal/Harvey/Pfister
2) Birds of Western Ghats, Kokan & Malabar by Pande
3) Photographic Guide to Birds of India and Nepal by Grewal
4) Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by Grewal
5) Birds of Northern India by Grimmett/Inskipp
6) Birds Of Southern India by Grimmett/Inskipp
7) Birds of South Asia: Volumes 1 & 2 by Rassmussen
8) A Guide to the Birds of India... by Grimmett/Inskipp
9) Birds of India... by Grimmett/Inskipp
10) A Field Guide to the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by Kazmierczak
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