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by Deepal Warakagoda,Carol Inskipp,Tim Inskipp,Richard Grimmett

eBook Birds of Sri Lanka (Helm Field Guides) download ISBN: 071368853X
Author: Deepal Warakagoda,Carol Inskipp,Tim Inskipp,Richard Grimmett
Publisher: Helm; 1 edition (June 1, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 224
ePub: 1438 kb
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Rating: 4.6
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Richard Grimmett and Carol and Tim Inskipp are widely respected as the leading experts on the birds of southern . The guide starts with the contents and how to use the book, bird topography, glossary, distribution and habitats and bird diversity et. .

Richard Grimmett and Carol and Tim Inskipp are widely respected as the leading experts on the birds of southern Asia. Their major work was the epic Birds of the Indian Subcontinent (Helm, 1998), from which has sprung several highly acclaimed field guides.There is a nice chart with the Endemic, threatened, near-threatened and range restricted birds listed by status and if they are endemic and on the list for Bird Life International or the IUCN Sri Lanka, lastly is a column for. range restricted species.

Deepal Warakadoda is Sri Lanka's leading field ornithologist. A tour leader, photographer and conservationist, Deepal made his name with his stunning 2002 discovery of the Serendib Scops Owl in Sri Lanka's Sinharaja Forest. This owl was a species completely new to science - the holy grail for any birdwatcher. Richard Grimmett and Carol and Tim Inskipp are widely respected as the leading experts on the birds of southern Asia.

Deepal Warakagoda (Author), Tim Inskipp (Author), Richard Grimmett (Author). We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

This new field guide provides full coverage of every species on the Sri Lanka list, including most vagrants, with particular emphasis placed on endemic species and races. Detailed text highlights key identification criteria, along with accurate colour maps. Packed with spectacular and detailed plates by leading bird artists such as Alan Harris, Tim Worfolk and John Cox, "Birds of Sri Lanka" is the definitive identification tool for the visiting birdwatcher and another majestic addition to the Helm Field Guides series.

Birds of Sri Lanka - Helm Field Guides (Paperback). This book will appeal to anyone with an interest in Sri Lanka's birds, and is a must if you are travelling to this delightful island

Birds of Sri Lanka - Helm Field Guides (Paperback). Deepal Warakagoda (author), Richard Grimmett (author), Carol Inskipp (author), Tim Inskipp (author). This book will appeal to anyone with an interest in Sri Lanka's birds, and is a must if you are travelling to this delightful island. British Birds Definitive identification tool for the birdwatcher visiting Sri Lanka. Birdwatch I would recommend this book to anyone visiting this fascinating country.

This is a field guide to 760 species of bird found in Nepal, which is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the .

This is a field guide to 760 species of bird found in Nepal, which is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world. It offers plates with text on facing pages for at-a-glance reference and covers identification.

Carol Inskipp, Tim Inskipp, Deepal Warakagoda, Richard Grimmett. Deepal Warakadoda is Sri Lanka's leading field ornithologist. Place of Publication.

Richard Grimmett is Head of Conservation at BirdLife International. Carol and Tim Inskipp are freelance wildlife consultants. All three authors are widely travelled in Asia and authors of a series of books on the birds of the region. Series: Helm Field Guides.

by Deepal Warakagoda(Author), Richard Grimmett(Author), Carol .

by Deepal Warakagoda(Author), Richard Grimmett(Author), Carol Inskipp(Author), Tim Inskipp(Author) & 1 more. This new field guide provides full coverage of every species on the Sri Lanka list, including most vagrants, with particular emphasis placed on endemic species and races.

Sri Lankan Wildlife: A Visitor's Guide (Bradt Guides). The Rough Guide to Sri Lanka. by Gehan de Silva Wijeyerat. Photographic Guide to Mammals of Sri Lanka. he Rough Guide to Sri Lanka.

With a rich avifauna of more than 350 species that includes 29endemics, the island of Sri Lanka is one of southern Asia's most popular birdingdestination.

This new field guide provides full coverage of every species on the Sri Lanka list, includingmost vagrants, with particular emphasis placed on endemic species and races. Detailed text highlights key identification criteria, along with accurate colour maps. Packed with spectacular and detailed plates by leading bird artists such as Alan Harris, Tim Worfolk and John Cox, Birds of Sri Lanka is the definitive identification tool for the visiting birdwatcher and another majestic addition to the Helm Field Guides series.

Comments: (7)
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I recently birded Sri Lanka with a group of 11 participants. Since the Helm guide is new, only two of us had the book. Others had a different birds of Sri-Lanka or of the Indian sub-continent. These were very helpful field guides too, but our group regretted universally that they had not purchased the new Helm Field Guide. This book is up to date and correctly describes and pictures the 33 Sri Lankan endemics. It is also relatively lightweight and easier to read (less compact) than the Grimmett/Inskipp Birds of India, which I also own and value very highly.
GAZANIK
An excellent book, one of the best field guides I have seen. Very well organized and presented.
Querlaca
great illustrations
Gnng
The book birds of Sri Lanka came to me as respected. Thanks
Goltizuru
Exellent book and sending, but rather expensive .....
Best wishes.
Per Schiermacker-Hansen
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Dianantrius
Excellent field guide that received a lot of use during my January tour. Everyone on the trip used this guide.
Nalaylewe
This is another in a long line of condensed versions of the authors main guide to the Indian Subcontinent. Many of the illustrations will be familiar from that guide but there are some updated illustrations like the Red-faced and Green-billed Malkoha, both endemic.

The guide starts with the contents and how to use the book, bird topography, glossary, distribution and habitats and bird diversity etc..There is a nice chart with the Endemic, threatened, near-threatened and range restricted birds listed by status and if they are endemic and on the list for Bird Life International or the IUCN Sri Lanka, lastly is a column for range restricted species.

Next follows a list of 37 bird watching areas with a map of the island and the locations marked on there by number which corresponds to the text that follows on the next several pages. Each spot is described with name, location, habitat, best time to visit and what birds you are likely to see there. Quite a nice little addition.

Next are the family summaries with a representation of a member of the family and notes about the members of that family but no page references strangely enough, which is a departure of the norm for the authors.

Following this are 72 plates of very nice artwork that is not cramped and quite large on the plates. Several plumages for male, female and juvenile are represented where necessary. Facing the plates are the text pages. Each species has a good size range map depicting the whole island and the range in green for resident and blue for migrant. The text covers covers the local and migrant subspecies with their status followed by ID which covers the characteristics of the bird and not just a description, voice and habits and habitat are discussed next. There are brief notes on taxonomy and alternate names where relevant at the end of each paragraph. Following the plates is an appendix of vagrant species with a depiction of the species in question and a description with voice and habitat in most cases.

Overall this is a very nice guide. The size is compact enough to transport all day in the field. The artwork is good and a good size making id easy, though there are a few plates with smaller renditions of a few birds on there. The plates aren't cramped with the exception of a few raptor, gull and tern pages where birds are depicted in flight and a few of the shorebirds. This doesn't take away from this guide at all and the text should be enough to help you ID any bird you find there. My one gripe is the lack of attention paid to the endemic residents, a highlight in red on the maps for their range or bold "endemic" in the text would be nice. 27 endemic species, 11% of the bird species, and 72 endemic taxa are accepted in this guide with 43 species being south asia endemics. I can find little on these species in the text apart from the word "endemic" at the start of the text for those endemics, I can find no mention of the 72 endemic taxa that is mentioned at the beginning of the book. It would be good to point them out as one day they may be split so it would be nice to seek them out for when and if that happens.
This is an excellent field guide - it's the one our tour guide used when we visited Bundala National Park, and he gave it a strong recommendation. The book is a nice size to carry into the field, and doesn't weigh a lot. It has good illustrations of the birds, with a separate section in the back for vagrant visitors to Sri Lanka. It has range maps and gives the information that is helpful to ID each species. The illustrations are very clear. This book is definitely going with me the next time we visit Sri Lanka.