New PDF release: A Pictorial Guide to the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent

By Sálim Ali

ISBN-10: 0195637321

ISBN-13: 9780195637328

For ornithologists, ordinary background fanatics, environmentalists, and novice birdwatchers, this revised version of a 1983 ebook is key because the simply single-volume consultant on hand of birds in India. in contrast to comparable books, which simply conceal one sector or even then just a small element of species of their region, this quantity contains the entire chook species present in the Indian subcontinent, proven in over a hundred colour plates from famous American fowl painter John Henry Dick. The plates were prepared via relations in systematic order, and the writer presents concise details referring to prestige, dimension, habitat, and distribution.

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Formosus of 1186 1189. LONGBILLED SCIMITAR BABBLER Pomatorhinus ochraceiceps 1191. SLENDERBILLED SCIMITAR BABBLER Xiphirhynchus superciliaris 1193. LONGBILLED WREN BABBLER Rimator rnlacoptilus 1194. STREAKED or SHORT-TAILED WREN-BABBLER Napothera brevicaudata 1195. SMALL WREN-BABBLER Napothera epilepidota 1198. SCALYBREASTED WREN-BABBLER Pnoepyga albiventer 1199. BROWN or LESSER SCALYBREASTED WREN-BABBLER Pnoepyga pusilla 1200. 1201. 1202. 1203. TAILED WREN-BABBLER Spelaeornis caudatus MISHMI WREN Spelaeornis badeigularis LONGTAILED WREN-BABBLER Spelaeornis longicaudatus STREAKED LONGTAILED WREN-B ABBLER Spelaeornis chocolatinus 1205.

Legs short to long; hind claw straight, long and sharp. Wings long and pointed. Sexes generally alike. Flight strong; many species migratory; movement on ground by walking or running (contra hopping). Food, seeds and insects. Larks are well-known for their songs and soaring song-flights. Nest, a scrape on the ground with little or no lining. Eggs, 2-6. Plate 872. 873. 874. 877. 878. 879. 880. 881. 882. 884. 886. 888a. 891. 892. 894. 895. 897. 899. 901. 902. 903. 907. EL. SINGING BUSH LARK Mirafra javanica BUSH LARK Mirafra assamica Ssp.

716. MALABAR TROGON Harpacfesfasciafus REDHEADED TROGON Harpactes eryfhrocephalus WARD'S TROGON Harpacfes wardi 57(3) 57(1) Family ALCEDINIDAE: Kingfishers Usually of blue, green purple, brown or black-and-whiteplumage. Body compact; neck short; bill massive, long, straight and pointed. Legs short; feet syndactyl. Wings short and rounded. Sexes generally alike. Flight direct and swift. Non-social birds, adapted for life chiefly at inland waters; though some species are largcly maritime and others largely terrestrial.

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