A Photographic Guide to Birds of the Himalayas

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New Holland, 1998 - Nature - 144 pages
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This easy-to-carry pocket guide presents in an easily accessible form, key identification facts cove 252 Himalayan birds, both resident and migratory, occurring from the foothills up to the higher elevations. The species descriptions begin with the common name, scientific name, and the length height of the bird. Thumbnail tabs outline each family group to enable quick identification. Cont an overall color map of the countries surrounding the Himalayan range, from the extreme eastern Hindu Kush mountains of North Pakistan through Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan to north Arunchal Pradesh in the eastern Himalayas.

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Like many of its sister compact guides, this book offers a selection of color photos for 252 (25%) of the 1,000+ birds that can be found in the Himalayas of Pakistan, China, Nepal, and Bhutan. This ... Read full review


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Bikram Grewal grew up in the dense evergreen forests of India's north-east where he first developed his love for birds. He gave up his full-time publishing career to devote his time to the conservation of Indian wildlife, especially working on rare birds. He is the author of over ten books on birds of the subcontinent and also acts as a consultant on eco-tourism to several Indian states. He helped conceive the 'birdsofindia' website, which is now the biggest birding site in India and is ranked amongst the top ten birding sites in the world. He is a trustee of the Wildlife Preservation Society of India (WPSI). He was awarded the Lifetime Award forspreading awareness about birds and conservation in India.

Otto Pfister is a well-known wildlife photographer who is also an expert in biodiversity monitoring and conservation. He has conducted numerous research expeditions into Ladakh. He is the co-author of Birds of the Himalayas (1998) and Birds of India (2003). He has published widely in papers,
magazines, and journals across the world.

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