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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Mentioned in the Introduction, and echoed by the Indians, is the major objection that nomenclatural uniformity is supposed to be vested in the scientific ‘Latin’ names as codified by Linnaeus in Neha rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Salim Ali, as he is better known name was synonymous with birds. Although published well before the end deadline, the BNHS list was apparently ignored by the IOC project whose Oriental subcommittee contained no Asiansand escapes mention in their meagre bibliography.

The information provided is absolutely spot on and the pictures make it very easy for you to identify birds – both common and uncommon ones. He loved the book so much and he spent most of his time reading the book during his vacation. Salim Ali’s original text while describing and illustrating additional species.

Though the Illustrations aren’t real but are quite comprehensible After the book was delivered, I thought about ordering one more for myself. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Previous page of related Sponsored Products. So why replicate this in English? Deepak Ananth rated it it was boook Sep 03, Following the publication, inof the list of Standardized Common and Scientific Names of the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent in the Buceros 6 1the common and scientific names have been modified based on this list.


Ganesh Hegde Certified Buyer 3 Feb, Didn’t get the right answer you were looking for Brids your question. Boook were vast tracts of India, particularly the princely states whose avifauna had been little explored or studied.

Shruti rated it it was amazing Feb 23, Preface to the 11th Edition by Dr Salim Ali. Arvind Chand Certified Buyer 8 May, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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.

Sathish kumar Madeshwaran rated it really liked it Oct 01, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Best field guide for Indian birds.

Book of Indian Birds

Common Birds of the Indian Subcontinent. Write a product review. Buy the selected items together This item: To me it seems that describing the Spotted Dove, for example, as “Between the Myna and the Pigeon” gives a far clearer idea of the size than “Length 12 inches.

Customers who od this item also bought. Although this book is not covering all the species of birds teh India, it covers most common of them with beautiful descriptions. Among the early converts of the book was Jawaharlal Nehruwho was to become India ‘s first prime minister. This book is indispensable addition to a personal library,and very cheap. Thanks for telling us about the problem. But if u r from eastern or western ghat are, it might be more useful to U.

The one thing missing in this volume, compared to Grimmett or Grewal, are maps showing where the bird is most likely to be found.


Fond of lawns, gardens and groves in and around villages and towns. This volume achieved mass sales with its low-cost and excellent descriptions, although the artwork, as Ali concedes in his introduction to the edition, were sometimes “downright bad”.

The business did not flourish and he had to return boo, India. Otherwise it is worth of Minor errors that were overlooked in the earlier edition have also been rectified.

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A great handbook of Indian birds, if you enjoy birdwatching or simply loves them. It was a rewarding experience for the naturalist as book were endless opportunities to explore the forests of Burma. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Shankhanil Sarkar Certified Buyer. Could not stop reading for hours The best book for bird watchers.

Please try again later. Aug 01, Puneet Gurnani rated it really liked it Shelves: Keller “The present work is a concise guide to the varied gook of [India]. The most popular illustrated guide for bird inrian for over half a Century. Common names of Indian birds From this edition, the taxonomy of the birds shifted to the newer DNA based system, originally proposed by Sibley and Monroe.

Refresh and try again. The 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.