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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Honey Priyanka rated it it was amazing May 04, Nitali Tadkalkar rated it it was amazing Sep 23, The Index of common names of species, giving plate and serial numbers, has been replaced with separate Indexes of Scientific and Common names according to page numbers. Add all three to Cart. Among the early converts of the book was Jawaharlal Nehruwho was to become India ‘s first prime minister. Salim Ali was the finest Ornithologist ever. This is the sense in which it is a book meant for the Indian audience, whom it has served very well indeed over many decades.

The one thing missing in this volume, compared to Grimmett or Grewal, are maps showing where the bird is most likely to be found. But if u r from eastern or western ghat are, it might be more useful to U. It’s really a great experience The book now illustrates in color, and succinctly describes the habits and habitats of birds of the plains and foothills, and of the wetlands and sea-coast.

Who does the standardized, worldwide list of English bird names benefit? The most popular illustrated guide for bird lovers for over half a Century. It is small enough o handle in the field with ample color plates and an authoritative text that will help identify most of the species encountered.


Applicable only on ATM card, debit card or credit card orders. But what makes the book worthwhile for the beginning birdwatcher are Salim Ali’s colourful descriptions of their habits and behaviour.

Book of Indian Birds

Preface to the 11th Edition by Dr Salim Ali. A must have for any bird watcher, and very useful field guide. Salim Ali and J. The bkok for the common babbler just makes you smile at the precisely put words.

Born in Nagercoil and brought up in Trivandrum, Jivanayakam Cyril Daniel’s tryst with nature began as a young boy. Puneet Gurnani Certified Buyer 20 May, Read reviews that mention salim ali field guide bird watchers bird lovers see around indian birds indian subcontinent birds that we see identify the birds good book birds of india bird watcher bird watching best book detailed description ov book book on field bird lover indian bird excellent book.

Sankalp Jain rated it it was amazing Apr 22, Mentioned in the Introduction, and echoed by the Indians, is the major objection that nomenclatural uniformity is supposed to be vested in the scientific infian names as codified by Linnaeus in If India is in your dreams then this timely book will help the indiwn.

Feb 21, Deepayan Bhattacharjee rated it it was amazing. Daniel; The Book of Indian Birds, 13th ed. Salim Ali, best known as the Grand Old Man of Indian Ornithology, was the first among many to conduct a systematic bird survey in India.

Book Excerptise: The Book of Indian Birds, 13th ed. by Salim Ali and J. C. Daniel

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. It does not overwhelm you with innumerable similar looking birds and you feel quite in control. 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.

This much-awaited revised edition includes the extensive changes in the scientific and common bird names that have taken place since the last revision in The book has undergone many changes in the intervening years, but these features remain useful, and continue.

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Audible Download Audio Books. And best of all is the language Salim Ali decided to study further after he managed to get a job of a guide lecturer at the newly opened natural history section of the Prince of Wales Museum in Mumbai.

All earlier books birdds been published in London, and were largely meant for British audiences and were mostly unavailable in India. Orphaned at a very young age, Salim Ali was brought up by his maternal uncle, Amiruddin Tyabji. For beginners and professionals alike this book can be a ready reference, with detailed plates and descriptions on various similar birds and sub-species.

Amazing, a very good reference book for beginners. Change that benefits everybody is good. Who is the author this book.

birdds This book is indispensable addition to a personal library,and very cheap. Though the Illustrations aren’t real but are quite comprehensible Product details Hardcover Publisher: Insects, grubs, and pupae, hence beneficial to agriculture. Some changes resulted from species that were merged, e. Refresh and try again.

He somehow found the courage and walked in through the door.

Rufous-orange or orange-buff, with black-and-white wings and tail and black-tipped fan like crest. Views Read Edit View history. Birds of the indian subcontinent by Grimmet and another one by the same name by Kazmierczak are perhaps more popula I would put it as just sufficient boo starting out. Unnikrishnan K rated it it was amazing Aug 07, Common names of Indian birds From bok edition, the taxonomy of the birds shifted to the newer DNA based system, originally proposed by Sibley and Monroe.