- Get 10% cashback up to Rs.50 using BHIM UPI or Rupay ATM cards, debit cards or credit cards. Cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance within 15 days. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
- Get 50% cashback up to Rs.100 on your first ever online payment on Amazon.in. Applicable only on ATM card, debit card or credit card orders. Cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance within 15 days. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
Birds of the Indian Subcontinent: A Field Guide (Bombay Natural History Society) Hardcover – 9 Sep 2011
Special offers and product promotions
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
About the Author
Ranjit Manakadan, Assistant Director of BNHS, he has been involved in projects on birds, elephants, Indian fox, blackbuck, fish and faunal diversity inventories. J.C. Daniel, Director of BNHS from 1960-91 and currently the Vice President of the Society. Author of a number of books and most well-known for The Book of Indian Reptiles and Amphibians (2001). Has also revised Sálim Ali The Book of Indian Birds in 1996. Nikhil Bhopale Programmes Assistant, BNHS, an avid birdwatcher and widely travelled in sanctuaries of India.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Showing 1-7 of 7 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
However, you are missing out on a LOT if you are merely buying it to save money. I'll list it out for you, along with rival field guides:
~ No habits of birds. (Handbook of Indian birds, Grimmet and Inskipps field guide)[Needed to identify extremely similar looking birds like snipes]
~ No tips for beginners ( Handbook of Indian birds by Salim Ali)
~No distribution maps (kazmercziak's guide, Grimmet and Inskipps's guide)[ A very necessary feature if you travel throughout the country often]
~Some of the owls have horrible sprites.
~Some of the overhead flight diagrams looked like they came out of a cheesy cartoon.
~Calls are not given for a lot of species, and when they are given sound nothing like the actual thing(Grimmet, Kazmercziak)
~Immature plumages are not given for many birds[Kazmercziak, Grimmets)
~Descriptions are sometimes pathetic , in the sense that they are a comparison to another species, which requires you to have seen both species to successfully identify it.[Only this field guide does such a thing]
~Species are not updated, and many species do not have colour plates and only have descriptions
~Harriers, warblers, snipes and sandpipers= Identification nightmare.(Grimmet , Kazmerciaks)
~Locations listed are horribly done (Grimmet)
I would only recommend this book to people visiting India for a short period of time or those who are amateur wildlife photographers.
Any serious, sensible and passionate birder would STAY AWAY from this book.
I'd recommend Salim Ali's over this in the same price range.
Spend a little more and buy Kazmercziak's book (hardcover) or Grimmet if you are looking for the best in the market. If you are just starting out, then by all means you can buy it as it will suffice (though not for very long, around the 100- 150 birds seen range)
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?