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Birds Of Northern India

Birds Of Northern India
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Author Tim Inskipp Richard Grimmett
Publisher Oxford
Published Date 2003
ISBN-10 0195668286
ISBN-13 9780195668285
Binding Hardcover
Pages 320
Rs. 3,070.00
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From the wetevergreen forests and alpine peaks of the Himalayas, to the Thar Desert and thevast wetlands, grasslands, and agricultural habitats that stretch to New Delhiand beyond, northern India is a diverse and welcoming paradise for birders andecotourists. Birds Of Northern India is a field guide that provides a concise, fully illustrated introductionto the region's known species. Species that occurregularly are illustrated on 120 color plates by eminent bird illustrators fromEurope and India. Theillustrations show distinctive sexual and racial variations whenever possible,as well as immature plumages. Succinct entries on the facing pages highlightplumage, body length and other visible identification traits, voice, altitudinalrange and habitats, distribution, and status. Thirty-five of the region'sspecies are threatened with global extinction, in particular the White-rumpedVulture, Siberian Crane, Forest Owlet, Pink-headed Duck, and Himalayan Quail.Introductory sections cover the region's geography and ecology, ten choicebirdwatching areas among the many in northern India, plus conservation andgeneral birding advice. Unusually detailed distribution maps are also included,and an appendix describes vagrants and rare species. Anyone contemplating avisit to this accessible, bird-rich region of the subcontinent will want thiscompact and user-friendly guide.

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