The Book of Indian Birds




      The Book of Indian Birds
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.


      The Book of Indian Birds
 By Sálim Ali IBN : 0195637313 Format : Hardcover – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 412 pages
  • The Book of Indian Birds
  • Sálim Ali
  • English
  • 27 July 2017
  • 0195637313

10 thoughts on “ The Book of Indian Birds

  1. Neha says:

    I had bought this book a few years back out of my interest in photographing birds Many years later, I have started photographing birds again and reached out to this book This book has never failed me in identifying any bird It is amazing to see the accuracy of the pictures and the descriptions I use this book as a field guide and it amuses me when i read something in the book and then see the exact same thing happen in nature Just last week, I saw a Common Iora in my backyard Only after re I had bought this book a few years back out of my interest in photographing birds Many years later, I have started photographing birds again and reached out to this book This book has never failed me in identifying any bird It is amazing to see the accuracy of the pictures and the descriptions I use this book as a field guide and it amuses me when i read something in the book and then see the exact same thing happen in nature Just last week, I saw a Common Iora in my backyard Only ...

  2. Puneet Gurnani says:

    I would put it as just sufficient for starting out The drawings are perfect with easily identifiable markings features It does not overwhelm you with innumerable similar looking birds and you feel quite in control And best of all is the language just apt to describe the relevant features The description for the common babbler just makes you smile at the precisely put words Birds of the india...

  3. Siddharth Bhattacharya says:

    awesome book for all bird lovers.

  4. Ankita Tiwari says:

    The Ultimate guide It just can t go beyond that

  5. Manish says:

    A Must Have Everyone should buy this book for themselves and especially their children.Take it along in your short and long journeys anytime and everywhere.

  6. Jaya Kumar K says:

    A detailed account of all species of birds in India, their habits, breeding and nesting This is the abridged version of muchcomprehensive volumes Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan.For beginners and professionals alike this book can be a ready reference, with detailed plates and descriptions on various similar birds and sub species The introduction on birds and their impacts on eco system is an eye opener for many, even those who have not taken to birding.A must have for any b A detailed account of all species of birds in India, their habits, breeding and nesting This is the abridged version of muchcomprehensive volumes Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan.For beginners and professionals alike this book can be a ready reference, wi...

  7. Ashutosh says:

    A must reference for all bird lovers.

  8. Nishant says:

    A great handbook of Indian birds, if you enjoy birdwatching or simply loves them.

  9. Raja Simma Pandiyan says:

    Best field guide for Indian birds The apt description for each species made this guide as my first point of reference.

  10. ADM says:

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