- Reading level: 10.00+ years
- Hardcover: 692 pages
- Publisher: Om Books (2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 8187107693
- ISBN-13: 978-8187107699
- Package Dimensions: 24.6 x 17.8 x 4.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #49,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Birds of Prey of the Indian Subcontinent Hardcover – 2006
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if you are looking for what actually is described in the text then move on.
A little disappointed by the photographs. I was hoping to see at least one full page photograph of each species. I couldn't see any previews anywhere so had to buy without knowing what's exactly in non-text. Neither for field carry nor for a coffee table. The book dimensions are 24cmx17cmx5cm. Really bulky to be a field guide.
But a first look at the description of most common kite "Black kite" showed that the book is very detailed. There are about 14 pictures of Black kite (though small 7cmx6cm, and a couple of blurry). But given the timelines of the photographs and the equipment available then it could have been a challenge to get some of these photos.
BTW, the book cover (removable) was already torn on the lower side - bad packaging by the vendor - worse is that the hardcover is plain and doesn't even have the title.
I will post further comments once I read through a few sections.
FYI, attaching a few photos for reference (one page preview as well, hope no one screams).
Going by the general nature of publications on such topics in India, I had little hope that I would find what I wanted. After all, who else in India would be crazy enough to go chasing after eagles and hawks, and write detailed accounts about them, in this day and age? That was a pastime of colonial naturalists, no longer in fashion, right? I had little hope that I would find something that would be of the standard usually found in Western publications.
Therefore, I was delighted to find this book, and to learn that it is actually affordable to the enthusiast birdwatcher/eagle chaser.
This book, though a bit dated* in 2016, is a masterly work, with detailed information about each raptor species. It's hard bound, and not intended to be a field guide. In it the enthusiast (or professional) bird watcher/eagle chaser can find all the information related to various species, which would be immensely useful in studying them, staking them out, and photographing them. Of course, there is enough information about where to find them too. There are various clear photographs of the birds in various stages of their life cycle, help in identification.
In conclusion: if you love raptors, you should have this book. It's unique, and it is virtually a gift brought to us through years of hard work.
*Note: habitats are being destroyed so fast, some species that were easy to spot 5-10 years ago are nowhere to be found in the same vicinity any longer. I wish a new edition (including an electronic one) would be published, with a short section of tips for spotters / photographers about where the birds can be found now, and when.
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