For nearly 50 years The Book of Indian Birds has been a close companion of both amateur bird watching enthusiasts and seasoned ornithologists in India This twelfth edition is revised, but retains Dr Salim Ali s original text while describing and illustrating 240 additional species Color prints are used in place of the black and white photographs of earlier editions The book now illustrates in color, and succinctly describes the habits and habitats of 538 birds of the plains and foothills, and of the wetlands and sea coast The sequence of orders and families has been rearranged to facilitate reference to current ornithological literature The book remains an indispensable field guide for everyone who wishes to enjoy the rich and varied bird life of the country. Download The Book of Indian Birds – bluevapours.co.uk
S lim Moizuddin Abdul Ali 12 November 1896 20 June 1987 was an Indian ornithologist and naturalist Sometimes referred to as the birdman of India , Salim Ali was among the first Indians to conduct systematic bird surveys across India and wrote several bird books that popularised ornithology in India He became a key figure behind the Bombay Natural History Society after 1947 and used his personal influence to garner government support for the organisation, create the Bharatpur bird sanctuary Keoladeo National Park and prevent the destruction of what is now the Silent Valley National Park Along with Sidney Dillon Ripley he wrote the landmark ten volume Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan, a second edition of which was completed after his death He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1958 and the Padma Vibhushan in 1976, India s third and second highest civilian honours respectively Several species of birds, a couple of bird sanctuaries and institutions have been named after him.
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