By Sálim Ali

For ornithologists, common historical past fanatics, environmentalists, and novice birdwatchers, this revised version of a 1983 ebook is key because the simply single-volume consultant to be had of birds in India. not like comparable books, which basically conceal one zone or even then just a small component of species of their region, this quantity comprises the entire chicken species present in the Indian subcontinent, proven in over a hundred colour plates from famous American poultry painter John Henry Dick. The plates were prepared through family members in systematic order, and the writer presents concise details referring to prestige, dimension, habitat, and distribution.

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ORANGEBELLIED CHLOROPSIS or LEAF BlRD Chloropsis hardwickii 67(4) 1108. hinchinensis 1109. FAIRY BLUEBIRD Irena prrella 67(6) 67( 14) Family PYCNONOTIDAE: Bulbuls Noisy. gregarious and mostly dull-coloured birds with soft, long and fluffy plumage. Bill short to medium lcnglll m d sl~glitlycurved. Legs short and rather weak. Wings short and rounded; tail comparatively longcr. Hairlike fcalhers on nape and rich1 hristles usually well developed. Sexcs generally alike. Food. fruit, nectar, berries, insects.

907. EL. SINGING BUSH LARK Mirafra javanica BUSH LARK Mirafra assamica Ssp. aJJinis of 873. REDWINGED BUSH LARK Mirafra erythroptera ASHYCROWNED FINCH-LARK Eremopterix grisea BLACK CROWNED FINCH-LARK Eremopterix nigriceps DESERT FINCH-LARK Ammomanes deserti BARTALLED DESERT LARK Ammomanes cincturus RUFOUSTAILED FINCH-LARK Ammomanes phoenicurus BIFASClATED or LARGE DESERT LARK Alaernon alarrdipes SHORT-TOED LARK Calandrella cinerea LESSER SHORT-TOED LARK Calandrella rufescens SAND LARK Calandrella raytal EASTERN CALANDRA LARK Melanocorypha bimocrilata LONGBILLED CALANDRA LARK Melanocorypha maxima Ssp.

Moss and grass. in small trees and bushes. Eggs. 3-7. 1062. WAXWING Romhvcilla garrrtlrts 1063. GREY HYPOCOLIUS Hvpncolirts atnprlinrrs Plate 94( 16) 94(19) Family CAMPEPHAGIDAE: Cuckoo-Shrikes and MiniveLs Small lo medium sized arboreal hirds. Plumage hoft, of Inosely atlached feathers, grey, hlack, blue. red, orange or yellow. Bill relatively heavy and slightly to strongly hooked. Legs short. Tail typically graduated and long. The birds rarely descend to the ground. F d , chiefly insects. Nest, a shallow open cup of twigs and rootlets cemented with cobweh on a high hranch or in a fork ol hranches.

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