Author: Amano Samarpan
Publisher: Wisdom Tree
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8183280293
This book is an excellent photographic guide to the birds of the Indian subcontinent. The eye-catching photographs that flawlessly capture the detail of each bird’s beauty are accompanied by crisp descriptions and brief identification hints.
It is not easy to define a common bird. One can take into account the actual numbers of the bird (this would limit common to the smaller-sized species), how easy it is to see the bird (larger birds are likely to figure here) or how widespread they are within the region. A combination of these and other factors have been taken into account so that a visitor to the region will be able to identify many of the species he or she sees from this book.
Identification is often something of an art and not the only reason for seeing birds. Often the sheer magnificence of the feathered population and our ability to respond to them is what actually matters. The birds in this book are mostly widespread, breeding residents although some winter visitors have been included.
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