A Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka

Author: John Harrison,Tim Worfolk

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199585660

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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A fully comprehensive, modern field guide to all of the bird species in Sri Lanka. Featuring numerous colour illustrations and detailed descriptions of the key identification features, the book will be equally valuable for ornithologists and birdwatchers.

A Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka

Author: John Harrison,Tim Worfolk

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198549604

Category: Nature

Page: 219

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The Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka is the first fully comprehensive, modern field guide to this ornithologically fascinating country. All of Sri Lanka's 426 official avian species are described in the text and depicted in 48 stunning new colour plates painted by Tim Worfolk, one of Britain's leading bird artists. The text, accessible to both experienced ornithologists and beginners, highlights the important identification features, such as plumage variations, size, calls and songs,range, distribution, and status, for every species. The plates illustrate the various plumage variations for each bird, and show the birds perched and also in flight, where relevant to their identification. An introduction to the guide describes briefly some of the best sites for watching Sri Lanka's abundant avifauna, and provides useful contact addresses for the prospective traveller. This will be an essential purchase for all birdwatchers travelling to the region; the beautiful plates and clearly-written text will also make it a must-have for anyone who loves birds, and Sri Lankan birds in particular.

Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka

Author: Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909612839

Category:

Page: 296

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A fully comprehensive field guide to the 462 bird species of Sri Lanka. With photographs from the author and the region's other top-quality nature photographers, each species is illustrated, including variants where relevant. The guide is focussed on field use to help beginners and experts identify species. The main identifying features of each species are described and key facts cover size, habitat, distribution, voice and status in the country. Distribution maps provide an at-a-glance view of where the birds can be found. The book also includes information on climate and topography, orders and families, residents, migrants, endemics, vagrants and highly scarce migrants, topography and the key birdwatching sites. The checklist provides complete information on the local status of each species.

Pocket Photo Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka

Author: Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne,Deepal Warakagoda

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472932919

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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A compact, easy-to-use bird identification guide for any nature watcher on a visit to Sri Lanka, a rich and satisfying destination for watching birds with more than 430 species identified on the island. A total of 252 species is described here in detail, from the Black-rumped Flameback to the Ceylon Blue Magpie. All of these birds are clearly illustrated in a collection of specially commissioned colour photographs. With almost 300 full-colour photographs, easy-to-use thumbnail family silhouettes, a regional distribution map and handy tips on the best birding localities. Illustrated with clear colour photography and brief but authoritative descriptions the Pocket Photo Guides highlight the species of birds and animals from each region that the traveller is most likely to see, as well as those that are genuinely endemic (only to be seen in that country or region) or special rarities. The genuine pocket size allow the books to be carried around on trips and excursions and will take up minimal rucksack and suitcase space.

A Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka

Author: George Morrison Henry

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 488

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This text - the only newly comprehensive source of direct information on the avifauna of Sri Lanka for over 40 years - includes 44 newly recorded species, updated nomenclature and systematic index and additional distributional details.

A Field Guide to the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent

Author: Krys Kazmierczak

Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781408109786

Category: Birds

Page: 352

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This guide covers all the species of birds found on the Indian subcontinent. It provides a companion for anyone travelling in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Birds of Northern India

Author: Richard Grimmett,Tim Inskipp

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408188740

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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A successor to Birds of the Indian Subcontinent", by the same authors, this handbook explores the birdlife of northern India and Pakistan. The plates are accompanied by text that highlights the identification, voice, habitat, altitudinal range, distribution and status of the birds. The text is on pages facing the plates for easy reference, and there are distribution maps for every species."

Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka

Author: Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne

Publisher: John Beaufoy Publishing

ISBN: 9781909612464

Category:

Page: 176

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This easy-to-use identification guide to 280 bird species covering the most commonly seen in Sri Lanka is an ideal, portable guide for residents and visitors alike, written by an experienced birder with a track record for writing to a popular audience. The author's top quality photographs are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, plumage, distribution, habits and habitat. The species accounts cover 75 of the 82 families of birds recorded in Sri Lanka and distinguish between highly scarce migrants and vagrants to explain what a realistic and good 'country list' and 'trip list' would be for residents and visitors respectively. The user-friendly introduction covers bird topography, bird orders, a novel photographic summary in taxonomic order of all 34 endemic birds that are key target species, and the main sites for viewing the listed species. Also included is a checklist of all of the birds of Sri Lanka encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific names as well as its national status.

Birds of India (Collins Field Guide)

Author: Norman Arlott

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007560680

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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This comprehensive new field guide is an excellent addition to the world-renowned series – the ultimate reference book for travelling birdwatchers.

Birds of the Indian Subcontinent

India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and the Maldives

Author: Richard Grimmett,Carol Inskipp,Tim Inskipp

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408162652

Category: Science

Page: 528

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This new field guide is based on the authors' groundbreaking Birds of the Indian Subcontinent (1998) and covers all the bird species found in India, Pakistian, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and the Maldives. The plates face the descriptions and maps for quick at-a-glance reference. Many of the plates have been repainted for this edition and a number of new species added. This guide also provides tables, summarising identification features of particularly difficult groups such as nightjars, warblers and rosefinches.

Sri Lankan Wildlife

A Visitor's Guide

Author: Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841621746

Category: Nature

Page: 140

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Where else in the world can you snorkel off golden-sand beaches by day and search for leopards at nightfall? Sri Lanka is small in area (just half the size of England) but rich in wildlife - home to the continent's largest land mammal, the Asian elephant, and many colourful species of reptile, bird and amphibian, including the endemic Serendib scops owl and the black-lipped lizard. Written by one of Sri Lanka's leading wildlife experts and photographers, this guide - beautifully illustrated with over 120 colour pictures - is the perfect introduction to the best of the island's flora and fauna, showing you what to look for when and where.

Photographic Guide to the Birds of India

And the Indian Subcontinent, Including Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutanh, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & the Maldives

Author: Bikram Grewal,Bill Harvey,Otto Pfister

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462914853

Category: Nature

Page: 512

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Periplus is proud to present the first comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of the Indian subcontinent. This ebook offers over 800 species and distinct sub-species and contains over 1,000 full-color photographs. Each species has a distribution map. Many of the photographs in this magnificent volume appear for the first time and have been carefully selected to show the most important features of the species illustrated. In several cases, different plumages or flight shots are included. The concise text provided vital information on the plumages, voice and habits of each species covered and includes new information. Over a hundred related species are also mentioned in the texts. The maps are accompanied by a note on the status and distribution. This ebook will enable accurate field identification in one of the world's most diverse avifaunal regions. Indispensable reading for all bird lovers.

Field Guide to the Mammals of the Indian Subcontinent

Where to Watch Mammals in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan

Author: K. K. Gurung,Raj Singh

Publisher: A & C Black

ISBN: 9780123093509

Category: Nature

Page: 140

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This book is a field guide to the mammals of this unique subcontinent and includes the best places to watch them. It describes each of the 100 plus species that can be recognized in the field, including identification, habitat, range, behavior, diet, breeding, status, and similar species. The Field Guide also contains color illustrations of each mammal as well as tracks of the more prominent species, and mammal lists and maps for each national park. Key Features: The only current guide to mammals of the region Contains color pictures and full text on the 106 larger species likely to be encountered Includes drawings of tracks of key species to aid identification Presents full details of 23 parks and reserves, with location maps, visiting details and species lists for each

A Guide to the Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives

Author: Richard Grimmett,Carol Inskipp,Tim Inskipp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691006871

Category: Nature

Page: 888

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Birdwatchers have long waited for a comprehensive and up-to-date identification guide for the Indian subcontinent. This exhaustively researched and beautifully produced book will finally meet that need. Written by three leading experts on the region--Richard Grimmett, Carol Inskipp, and Tim Inskipp--the book provides complete information about the 1,300 species of birds found in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. The guide is firmly rooted in the authors' extensive field experience, reflected in the accuracy and fullness of their bird descriptions. The guide features more than 150 color plates by eminent bird illustrators from Europe and India that depict all the species in the region, ranging from the Himalayan Snowcock in the north to the Sri Lanka Spurfowl in the south. The plates include all relevant identifiable subspecies, as well as ages and sexes. The text consists of a detailed identification section, discussing the differences between similar species and containing descriptions of vocalizations, habits, habitat, breeding, distribution, and status. There are distributional maps for nearly all species. And the authors' introduction provides useful background information about such subjects as conservation, the history of ornithology on the subcontinent, and the climate. A detailed bibliography provides an introduction to the prolific literature on the subcontinent. This is a landmark publication that will be enthusiastically welcomed by all birdwatchers with an interest in the extraordinary variety of birds in this vast and diverse region.

Pocket Guide to the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent

Author: Richard Grimmett,Carol Inskipp,Tim Inskipp

Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780713663044

Category: Birds

Page: 384

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This is a pocket version companion to Birds of the Indian Subcontinent" covering all the bird species found in India, Pakistian, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and the Maldives. The plates face the descriptions for quick at-a glance reference. This guide provides tables, summarising identification features of particularly difficult groups such as nightjars, warblers and rosefinches."

Birds of Pakistan

Author: Richard Grimmett,Tom J. Roberts,Tim Inskipp,Clive Byers

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0713688009

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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The first field guide specifically dedicated to the birds of Pakistan, featuring superb illlustrations and authoritative text.

A Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil

Author: Ber van Perlo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199745654

Category: Nature

Page: 480

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Brazil's bird diversity is one of the richest in the world. And yet there has never been a comprehensive field guide to this splendid and elusive avifauna. Until now. The carefully vetted text and images are the first to cover the full range of bird life in this vast and varied country. The more than 1800 up-to-date accounts treat the Yellow-nosed Albatross to the Sombre Hummingbird, the Ash-throated Gnat-eater to the Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Nighthawks and Jacamars to Motmots, Puffbirds, and Peppershrikes. They are all here--every species and many subspecies found in each region of Brazil--with special attention given to the 218 Brazilian endemics. The book is laid out so that the illustrations sit across from the commentary and the distribution maps, so it is easy to use. Also, the author uses short-hand notation throughout, to make the book compact and easy to carry when in the field. For each bird, the scientific, English, and Portuguese name are given as well as detailed information on measurement; identifying features; habitat; voice, song, and call. Distribution maps show the range for each species, also indicating seasonality and occurrence, essential for finding and identifying specific birds. From the equatorial North to the tropics, the introductory paragraphs set the stage in describing Brazil's varied biogeography, climate, geomorphology, and natural vegetation. A list of protected areas of Brazil, information on relevant national and international organizations, a bibliography and further references, and an English-Portuguese dictionary of frequently used terms enhance the user-friendly qualities. Anyone wishing to fully explore the fabulously varied bird life of Brazil will find this light-weight, easy-to-use, attractive guide an invaluable field companion.