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Product Details

  • Series: Princeton Field Guides
  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; 2nd edition edition (February 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691153493
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691153490
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #273,031 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This book is the field guide for the birds of the Indian Subcontinent…. Most highly recommended."--Wildlife Activist

"Exactly what was needed. The authors have done a wonderful job of balancing the needs of information and space."--Bird Watcher's Digest

"Achieve[s] the high standards one expects from Princeton University Press field guides. Excellent for casual bird enthusiasts and serious birders making short visits to the regions covered."--Condor

"The amazing variety of colorful species represented in this field guide are a feast for the mind and the eye, even if one is not planning on boarding the next plane for a birding trip to the subcontinent."--Dorothy Borders, Backyard Birder blog

"A guide to India has a lot of ground to cover, and with a growing cadre of local birders as part of an increasing middle class in the country, it's as apt to be used as extensively by Indians as by visitors to India, which makes it doubly important that it's right. . . . Both local and visiting birders have a lot to look forward to in this guide, but you'd expect nothing less from Princeton University Press. There are only a few options for those wishing to bird India, they're certainly fortunate that the one that's available is of such uniformly high quality."--Nate Swick, Drinking Bird blog

"The quality of the color plates and the amount of detailed information packed into this relatively compact field guide make this a top title for anyone interested in birds of the Indian Subcontinent and a must for any birder traveling to the region. I give Birds of India 4.5 Goldfinches out of 5."--Amy Evenstad, Magnificent Frigatebird blog

"I would recommend Birds of India: Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives for any birders who live in or will be traveling to visit India or one of its neighbors."--John Beetham, A DC Birding Blog

"Without a doubt, this user-friendly guide is a must for anyone heading to the Indian subcontinent or for those who simply want to add another remarkable field guide to their library. My next backpacking trip will hopefully be the Indian subcontinent and the Birds of India will certainly be the first item packed."--Ethan Kistler, Nomadic Birder blog

"What a beautiful book. Since I was a child, reading Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book, I have wanted to go to India. I haven't made it yet, but if I ever get to go, this book will be in my suitcase, even if something else has to be left out."--Penny Miller, A Charm of Finches blog

"Even if you have the first edition of the Birds of India: Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives, you will benefit enormously from this second edition. . . . Comprehensive and authoritative, this is an indispensable guide for anyone birding anywhere in the Indian Subcontinent."--Frank Lambert, Birder's Library blog

"This latest book on the birds of India becomes the one to own and the one use in the field, and although no one will find themselves alone in India, I can heartily recommend Birds Of India as a worthy companion for any birder planning to visit there, or indeed any part of the Indian subcontinent. It will also follow someone around by fitting into a rucksack or a large pocket."--Another Bird Blog

"The best field guide to the birds of the Indian subcontinent is now even better. . . . I thoroughly recommend this and can't wait to get back to the sub-continent for it to help me fill some gaps in my lists!"--Fatbirder

"Fantastic and thorough."--Eddie Callaway, Birdfreak

About the Author

Richard Grimmett is head of conservation at BirdLife International. Carol Inskipp and Tim Inskipp are freelance wildlife consultants. The authors have traveled widely in Asia and together written a series of books on the continent's birds.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Olivier Langrand on November 26, 2012
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I recently used this field guide during a trip to India and I was very satisfied with the quality of the illustrations, with the text that is concise although precise and the maps useful even if very small considering the size of the geographic area covered by this book. The taxonomy is up to date and finally the paper is very good quality, thick enough to prevent seeing the illustrations from the next page appearing through and pretty resistant to intensive use. I wish I had bought a hard cover (available?).
I highly recommend the selection of this field guide for birders visiting India.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By P. chavan on October 28, 2013
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I grew up in India but now reside in the US and started birding only after I came to the US. Last year when I planned a visit to India for visiting family, I decided to spend a few days birding and went to look for a field guide. After scouring all the local libraries and bookshops for all the books on Indian birding, I have to say that this is the closes thing to the Sibley's field guide for India. That is, it is good enough and small enough to be used in the field for identification. This book covers entire subcontinent, so it is a bit bulkier than the Sibley's eastern or western US field guides.

For every bird, it has a short text describing its key field marks and its habitat and distribution. The best thing about the field guide is that it has description, images and distribution maps all side-by-side. The plates are pretty good and realistic. On the negative side, the print is a little small and may be difficult to read for some people. Also, for some birds, the colors are a bit off, as if I am looking at an old photograph. I only found that an issue for some birds where the color differences are subtle. But, it is not that big a deal. The description does clearly point out the field marks when the differences are that subtle.

So, if you are looking for a field guide for India birds, I would heartily recommend this book. Even the Indian birders that I met, suggested this as the best field guide for Indian birds.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By haakmann on October 26, 2012
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Good drawings. Quite Compact, with short and precise info. Good maps and good upgrade from first edition. If you go birding in India or the neighboring countries, this is the book you need!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter Martin on December 10, 2013
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After using this excellent book for 3 weeks in India the only change I would suggest would be to provide page references in the 'Family Summaries' section (pp. 24-39) to deeper in the book. This would enable new users to go straight to the right section in the guide rather than having to go via the large index. I'd also suggest the book come with a strong plastic cover as standard.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kay L. Campbell on September 22, 2013
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I haven't tested this yet in India (bought pre-trip we're planning), but I love the layout -- distribution maps are given alongside the descriptions, which face the color illustrations. Illustrations include the many variations in any individual bird in color (to be expected for a guide that spans so many latitudes). The vocal descriptions appear to be clear -- I'll know more after I'm actually using it in India, but right now it looks like exactly what a first-time visiting birder (at my amateur level) will need.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lonnie Mccaskill on January 21, 2013
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Great field guide. Durable and easy to carry and great discriptions. Can't wait to get to India and use it. Seems it will last through numerous trips and seasons. Expedition Cargo
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