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.

Pocket Photo Guide to the Mammals of Sri Lanka

Author: Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472932889

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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A compact, easy-to-use mammal identification guide for any nature watcher on a visit to Sri Lanka. More than 40 species are described here in detail, from the Grey Slender Loris to the Giant Squirrel and the Fishing Cat. All of these animals are clearly illustrated in a collection of specially commissioned colour photographs. With more than 130 full-colour photographs, a regional distribution map and handy tips on the best localities for spotting animals. Illustrated with clear colour photography and brief but authoritative descriptions the Pocket Photo Guides highlight the species of animals from each region that the traveller is most likely to see, as well as those that are truly 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 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.

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."

A Photographic Guide to Birds of Sri Lanka

Author: Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne,Deepal Warakagoda

Publisher: New Holland Books

ISBN: 9781859745113

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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This text is a compact, easy-to-use bird identification guide, suitable for any birdwatcher visiting Sri Lanka. The book features descriptions of 252 species, thumbnail silhouettes for ease of use, up-to-date tips and information on bird biology and behaviour.

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.

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."

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Sri Lanka

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465459812

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Sri Lanka is your in-depth guide to the very best of this beautiful and diverse country. Explore Sri Lanka region-by-region, from Colombo and the beaches on its idyllic west coast to Kandy and the Hill Country to Jaffna and the north. Visit Yala National Park to see wildlife, play a game of cricket, and take a pilgrimage to Adam's Peak. Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Sri Lanka. + Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance. + Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. + Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums. + Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. + Area maps marked with sights. + Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation. + Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. + Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Sri Lanka truly shows you this country as no one else can.

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.

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.

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 Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh

Author: Bikram Grewal,Sumit Sen,Sarwandeep Singh,Nikhil Devasar,Garima Bhatia

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691176493

Category: Nature

Page: 792

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This is the only comprehensive photographic field guide to the birds of the entire Indian subcontinent. Every distinct species and subspecies—some 1,375 in all—is covered with photographs, text, and maps. The guide features more than 4,000 stunning photographs, many never before published, which have been carefully selected to illustrate key identification features of each species. The up-to-date facing-page text includes concise descriptions of plumage, voice, range, habitat, and recent taxonomic changes. Each species has a detailed map reflecting the latest distribution information and containing notes on status and population density. The guide also features an introduction that provides an overview of birdlife and a brief history of ornithology in India and its neighbors. The result is an encyclopedic photographic guide that is essential for everyone birding anywhere in the subcontinent. Covers all 1,375 subcontinental bird species Features more than 4,000 stunning photographs to aid quick field identification Includes up-to-date facing-page text and range maps Contains concise descriptions of plumage, voice, habitat, and much more

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.

A Photographic Guide to Mammals of Sri Lanka

Author: Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne

Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)

ISBN: 9781847731425

Category: Mammals

Page: 128

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Sri Lanka is a wildlife-watcher's paradise, and reserves such as Yala and Sinharaja are becomming world-famous as eco-tourism destinations. This guide includes detailed coverage of 43 species of mammal from the island, including such iconic creatures as the leopard, sloth bear and Asian elephant.

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.

Wild Sri Lanka

Author: Gehan De Silva Wijeyeratne

Publisher: John Beaufoy Pub

ISBN: 9781906780982

Category: History

Page: 208

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Sri Lanka has one of the highest species densities in the world including a number of endemic plants and animals. Unusually for a moderately sized island it also has large mammals. It is one of the best places in the world for seeing and photographing Blue Whales, Sperm Whales, Leopards, Asian Elephants and Sloth Bears, dubbed Sri Lanka's 'Big Five'. It also has the largest annually recurring 'Gathering' of wild elephants of anywhere in the word; a truly spectacular event. This book brings together all of Sri Lanka's top wildlife stories, many of which have come to light only in the last few years. Further chapters detail wildlife watching opportunities for primates, birds, reptiles, turtles, butterflies and dragonflies; a description of the parks and reserves by habitat type; and a wildlife watching calendar to help plan a trip. Throughout the book there are extracts from 'A Naturalist's Journal' which in the form of a first person commentary take readers to specific habitats in search of the animals to be found there.

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.

A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Sri Lanka

Author: Indraneil Das,Anslem De Silva

Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)

ISBN: 9781847738851

Category: Reptiles

Page: 144

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This guide provides an overview of the variety of snakes, lizards, crocodiles, turtles and tortoises to be found in Sri Lanka. Over 130 common and rare, endangered species are included. Each description is supported by a colour photograph taken where possible in the snake's natural habitat.

A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia

Author: Craig Robson

Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)

ISBN: 9781780090498

Category: ASEAN community

Page: 544

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This is the first-time flexi-cover edition of this classic field guide, which is the definitive volume on the region's birdlife. This award-winning book, which was first published in 2000, was fully updated in 2009 to include 76 new species for the region that were recent new discoveries for science, taxonomic 'splits' or had been recorded there for the first time. This comprehensive field guide to the birds of South-East Asia covers all of the 1,327 species recorded in the region and each has been fully illustrated. This edition has many new artworks and 16 more colour plates than the original guide, and the text has been meticulously updated to take in all the most recent information. The vast diversity of South-East Asian birdlife attracts increasing numbers of birdwatchers each year. Covering Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Peninsular Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia, this unique and indispensable guide covers in detail the identification, voice, breeding, status, habitat and distribution of all the species and distinctive subspecies of the region.