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A photographic guide to the birds of Sri Lanka & India : including Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutanh, Bangladesh, & the Maldives

Author: Bikram Grewal; Bill Harvey; Otto Pfister
Publisher: Clarendon, Vermont : Periplus, [Place of distribution not identified] : Berkeley Books, 2002. [date of distribution not identified] ©2002
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Periplus is proud to present the first comprehensive guide to the birds of the Indian subcontinent. This book covers over 800 species and distinct sub-species and contains over 1,000 full-color photographs. Each species has a distribution mapMany of the photographs in this magnificent volume appear for the first time and have been carefully selected to show the most important features of the species illustrated. In  Read more...
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Grewal, Bikram.
Photographic guide to the birds of Sri Lanka & India : including Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutanh, Bangladesh, & the Maldives.
Clarendon, Vermont : Periplus, ©2002
512 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bikram Grewal; Bill Harvey; Otto Pfister
ISBN: 9781462916313 1462916317
OCLC Number: 905917355
Description: 1 online resource (515 pages) : color illustrations, maps, photographs
Contents: Frontcover; Title Page; Copyright; CONTENTS; Acknowledgements; ENJOYING BIRDWATCHING; ORNITHOLOGY IN THE REGION; ORIENTAL REGION; HABITATS; CLIMATE; BIRD MOVEMENTS; BREEDING; EXTREME RARITIES; THREATS TO BIRDS IN INDIA; HOW TO USE THIS BOOK; SYSTEMATIC SECTION; NON-PASSERINES; Pheasants and allies --
Phasianidae; Whistling-duck-Dendrocygnidae; Ducks and geese --
Anatidae; Untitled; Woodpeckers --
Picidae; Barbets- Megalaimidae; Horn bills- Bucerotidae; Hoopoes- Upupidae; Trogons --
Trogonidae; Rollers --
Coraciidae; Kingfishers- Alcedinidae; Kingfishers --
Halcyonidae; Crested Kingfishers-Cerylidae. Bee-eaters- MeropidaeCuckoos --
Cuculidae; Coucals --
Centropodidae; Parakeets --
Psittacidae; Swifts --
Apodidae; Treeswifts --
Hemiprocnidae; Barn Owls- Tytonidae; Owls --
Strigidae; Frogmouths-Batrachostomidae; Nightjars- Caprimulgidae; Pigeons and doves-Columbidae; Bustards --
Otididae; Cranes --
Gruidae; Rails and crakes- Rallidae; Sandgrouse --
Pteroclidae; Sandpipers and allies-Scolopacidae; Painted Snipe --
Rostratulidae; Jacanas- Jacanidae; Thick-knees --
Burhinidae; Plovers and allies --
Charadriidae; Pratincoles --
Glareolidae; Gulls and terns --
Laridae; Hawks and allies --
Accipitridae. Falcons- FalconidaeGrebes- Podicipedidae; Darters --
Anhingidae; Cormorants --
Phalacrocoracidae; Herons and allies --
Ardeidae; Flamingos --
Phoenicopteridae; Ibis and allies- Threskiornithidae; Pelicans- Pelecanidae; Storks --
Ciconidae; PASSERINES; Pittas --
Pittidae; Broad bills- Eurylaimidae; Leafbirds- lrenidae; Shrikes- Laniidae; Crows, drongos, orioles and allies-Corvidae; Dippers- Cinclidae; Thrushes, flycatchers and chats-Muscicapidae; Starlings and mynahs- Sturnidae; Nuthatches- Sittidae; Creepers and wrens --
Certhiidae; Tits --
Paridae; Aegithaline tits- Aegithalidae. Swallows and martins-HirundinidaeCrests- Regulidae; Bulbuls- Pycnonotidae; Cisticolas and prinias -Cisticolidae; White-eyes --
Zosteropidae; Warblers and babblers- Sylviidae; Larks --
Alaudidae; Sunbirds and flowerpeckers-Nectariniidae; Sparrows, pipits, accentors, munias and weavers-Passeridae; Finches and buntings-Fringillidae; GLOSSARY; BIBLIOGRAPHY; USEFUL ADDRESSES; SYSTEMATIC LIST OF FAMILIES AND SPECIES; INDEX OF COMMON NAMES; INDEX OF SCIENTIFIC NAMES; Other Ebooks; Backcover.
Responsibility: Bikram Grewal, Bill Harvey, Otto Pfister.

Abstract:

Periplus is proud to present the first comprehensive guide to the birds of the Indian subcontinent. This book covers over 800 species and distinct sub-species and contains over 1,000 full-color photographs. Each species has a distribution mapMany of the photographs in this magnificent volume appear for the first time and have been carefully selected to show the most important features of the species illustrated. In several cases, different plumages or flight shots are included. The concise text provides vital information on the plumages, voice and habits of each species are also mentioned in th.

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