Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Project Description

This guide covers all the species of birds found on the Indian subcontinent. Ber van Perlo’s superb colour plates are accompanied by concise species text and detailed range maps. Field Guide to the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent is indispensable for any birder travelling in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Project Details

Date: 2008
Pages: 352 pages

Publisher(s):  Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

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Book opened on one of the 5 pages showing babblers (a characteristic bird family)

Page with distribution maps
Krys Kazmierczak

Krys is an authority on the field identification of South Asian bird species and well known for his involvement in the ornithology of the Oriental Region. He is co-author with Raj Singh of “A Birdwatchers’ Guide to India”. He runs the two Internet discussion groups OrientalBirding and OrientalBirdingPix, and is the editor/curator of Oriental Bird Images (OBI), the image database of the Oriental Bird Club.

The Indian Subcontinental avifauna contains several characteristic bird groups. Examples shown from left to right: pheasants (8 species shown here out of a total of 19 illustrated), starlings and mynas (5 out of 18), flycatchers and allies (3 out of 41) and rosefinches (5 out of 13)