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Brilliant Photographs, perfect field guide!
24 November 2016
Bought Birds of India by Bikram Grewal after detailed comparison with Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by Richard Grimmett and The book of Indian Birds by Salim ali. All three are excellent field guides.
I opted for this one over the latter two since I have recently started Birding and need clear pictures to identify birds. This book gives over 4000 pictures of birds with details (including male, female, juvenile, bird taking a flight etc) to identify the birds. It really helps having a picture vs having a painting like in other books. Though Salim Ali has more details on Distribution, Habits, Nesting etc this one has all the details needed for beginners.
I later also bought a copy of The book of Indian Birds by Salim Ali for detailed description which is missing in this book, however for on field identification I prefer this book over any other book in the market.
The quality of the paper is really good, wish the book was hard bound since field guides are subject to more wear and tear, though that would make the book more heavy than it already is.
For all bird lovers, I highly recommend this, Happy Birding!