|Publisher:||Oxford University Press India|
|No. of Pages:||480|
214 color plates. This new field guide is based on the authors' groundbreaking Birds of the Indian Subcontinent (1998) and covers all the bird species found in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and the Maldives. The plates face the descriptions and maps for quick at a glance reference. Many of the plates have been repainted for this edition and a number of new species added. This guide also provides tables, summarising identification features of particularly difficult groups such as nightjars, warblers and rose finches.
Covers every species recorded in the subcontinent
Portable, single-volume format, with plates opposite text and maps for easy reference
Concise species accounts highlight the key identification features of every bird recorded in the region
New, fully updated, full-colour maps for all species.
|Title:||Birds of the Indian Subcontinent: Helm Field Guides||Publisher:||Oxford University Press India|
|No. of Pages:||480|
As usual fastest delivery by infibeam.. Excellent book covering most of the varieties with photo and details. Recomonded to bird lovers
I have three other field guides including "Birds of Northern India" by the same authors. This book is better and more easier to use than any of them. Had I bought this book first, I may not have bought the others. Such a good one. The illustrations and the distribution maps are great. It is great to see the maps just by the side of the names. I recommend this one to all those who like birding.
This book has been printed in India. It is much cheaper than the one from the UK. It is a bit heavy for a field guide and I'm not sure it would take a battering in the field. Have used it twice and the front cover is now creased. However, it has great plates and maps.Excellent as a book to keep at home or in the car. Alternatively, wrap it in a plastic bag and put in rucksack.
Its an excellent book for beginners, the map for every species is very helpful, thanks to the authors!! Infibeam has given me a superb service by delivering the book within 3 days!!
This is a must have book for all birders....whether new or experienced. Very uptodate info with all recent splits include and updated areas for the habitat on the maps. Also the description and ID diffrentiating points of different species are excellent. The best thing about the book is that all this info is on the same page opposite the plates. Big pictures also help to observe the minute details. Much required upgrade from the first edition. Overall, BANG FOR THE BUCK!!!! A must have.