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ME BOOK. OF. INDIAN BIRDS. BY. SALIM ALI. \Wiih a map, plates in colour ( depicting on the common birds of India containing simple descriptions. 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. 28 Aug Salim Ali, The Book of Indian Birds. Published by the Bombay Natural History Society. First edition of this book was produved by a.

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The Alternate Common Names given in the earlier edition have been removed. The list of birds is not meant to be comprehensive, but it does cover almost everything the beginning bird-watcher may encounter. The publication of the “Synopsis” by S. Customers who bought this item also bought. Despite his studies at the prestigious university abroad Salim Ali was unable to get job.

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Birds of the indian subcontinent by Grimmet and another one by the same name by Kazmierczak are perhaps more popular but as a novice I think salim ali’s book of Indian birds take the worm The Book of Indian Birds 4.

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It includes a section with a few paragraphs descriing the birds, written in Salim Ali’s inimitable and colourful style, and this makes it much more useful than a set of sketches with minimal descriptions.


The description for the common babbler just makes you smile at the precisely put words. Ornithological handbooks Memorials to Salim Ali.

Book of Indian Birds

Amazing, a very good reference book for beginners. Born in Nagercoil and brought up in Trivandrum, Jivanayakam Cyril Daniel’s tryst with nature began as a young boy. A great visionary, he made birds a serious pursuit when it used to be a mere fun for the most. Color prints are used in place of the black-and-white photographs of earlier editions. Walks and runs with a quail-like but waddling gait, probing into the soil for food with bill partly open like forceps.

One person found this helpful. From inside the book. Common Birds of the Indian Subcontinent. There birds in the book with their photos and a paragraph description. We realize that being the size of a “myna” may be less helpful for an international birdwatcher, but for an Indian it seems obvious. Since or so, I have been taking bird-watching more seriously, going further afield in search of birds and maintaining a blog. Insects, grubs, and pupae, hence beneficial to agriculture.

As the bird circumspectly stalks along the ground or skulks its way through the hedges and undergrowth its stumpy tail, carried erect, rhe constantly twitched up displaying prominently the red underneath.

Who is the author this book. While in jail under the British Rajhe gave a copy to his year-old daughter Indira Gandhi. True, it does not cover all species you are likely to see in India, but it was more than a decade after my first interest in birds that I ran into a species that wasn’t in the book But change for the sake of change is another thing. To his many associates however, he was much more than that.

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Sankalp Jain rated it it was amazing Apr 22, Get to Know Us. It is expected that this will provide uniformity in the names used throughout the Subcontinent and outside, and help birdwatchers to communicate better while exchanging their observations. 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.


Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Safe and Secure Payments. Shankhanil Sarkar Certified Buyer. Mentioned in the Introduction, and echoed by the Indians, is the inndian objection that nomenclatural uniformity is supposed to be vested in the scientific ‘Latin’ names as codified by Linnaeus in Salim Ali, best known as the Grand Old Man of Indian Ornithology, was xalim first among many to conduct a systematic bird survey in India.

Insian gift for my nephew. This is amazing book.

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The Alternate Common Names given in the earlier edition have been removed. A beautiful book to ths bird watching in the Indian Subcontinent.

Recently I brought this book although I have other field guides for bird identification for the descriptions about the bird species like habitat, nesting etc, which in most other field guides are not covered.

Cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance within 15 days. Birds of the indian subcontinent by Grimmet and another one by the same name by Kazmierczak are perhaps more popula I would tbe it as just sufficient for starting out.