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1 Salim Ali, Laeeq Futehally (Authors) & Nikhil Devasar (Photographs)
About Indian Birds: Including Birds of Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Pakistan and Bangladesh
Wisdom Tree; New Delhi, India; 8183280854 / 9788183280853; Hardcover; New; New; 
With beautiful, hand-drawn illustrations and lithographs, About Indian Birds is an ideal companion for not just amateur bird-watchers and wildlife enthusiasts but also seasoned ornithologists. The book is ideal for everyone who wishes to enjoy the rich and varied bird-life of India.Printed Pages: 120. 106804

Price: 14.87 USD
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2 Salim Ali & Laeeq Futehally (Authors)
Common Birds
National Book Trust/Sangam Book Depot; New Delhi, India; 2013; 8123710321 / 9788123710327; Softcover; New; 
Printed Pages: 126. 108334

Price: 3.62 USD
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3 Salim Ali
The Book of Indian Birds 13th Edition
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 2003; 0195665236 / 9780195665239; Thirteenth Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
This much-awaited revised edition includes the extensive changes in the scientific and common bird names that have taken place since the last revision in 1996. Following the publication, in 2001, of the list of Standardized Common and Scientific Names of the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent in the Buceros 6 (1), the common and scientific names have been modified based on this list. It is expected that this will provide uniformity in the names used throughout the Subcontinent and outside, and help birdwatchers to communicate better while exchanging their observations. The Alternate Common Names given in the earlier edition have been removed. The Index of common names of species, giving plate and serial numbers, has been replaced with separate Indexes of Scientific and Common names according to page numbers. Minor errors that were overlooked in the earlier edition have also been rectified. Dr. Salim Ali last revised and enlarged the BOOK OF INDIAN BIRDS in 1979 when the eleventh edition was published. This edition described and illustrated 296 species, and was last published in 1992. Thereafter, it was decided that the Book should be enlarged to cover the common and interesting birds of all biogeographic zones in India to make the book a useful field guide for the Subcontinent. This revised and enlarged edition of the book is being brought out to commemorate the centenary of Dr. Salim Ali and his seminal contribution to the popularisation of the study of birds in India, which began with the publication of the 1st edition of the BOOK OF INDIAN BIRDS fifty-four years ago, in 1941. The edition covers 538 species, the descriptions of which have been compiled from Dr. Salim Ali s writings to maintain the same style and format. The illustrations are new and have been specially prepared for this edition by the noted bird artist Carl D Silva except for one plate on the mynas which was prepared by Dr. Salim Ali s favourite bird illustrator Mr. J. P. Irani. The 538 species have been accommodated in 64 plates. Each of the species illustrated in the plates has been provided with brief captions giving status, whether resident or migratory, size and form, key identification characters, habitat and distribution. The book ends, as did the earlier editions, with Dr. Salim Ali s notes on nesting, migration, bird watching, etc. The book remains a guide to the beginner and a handy reference for the serious amateur as well as for the professional ornithologists. Printed Pages: 385. 002550

Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Salim Ali
The Illustrated Salim Ali: The Fall of a Sparrow
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 2007; 0195687477 / 9780195687477; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
The Fall of a Sparrow tells the real life story of adventure and self-discovery of Sálim Ali, India’s original bird man. Chronicling an era gone by and vividly describing forgotten landscapes, this engaging tale describes how a childhood curiosity for nature and an intrepid adventuring spirit led to an unusual career choice. Eighty-seven at the time of writing and an internationally renowned figure, Ali vividly describes his childhood adventures in the wild and subsequent expeditions to almost every part of the Indian subcontinent. The birdwatching stories are interspersed with lively details of family life and youthful adventuring. The more than 100 visuals—comprising photographs, line drawings, and paintings of birds by past masters like G.M. Henry, J.P. Irani, and C.J.F. Coombs—are an unusual feature of this adapted edition. These paintings were originally prepared for the ten-volume Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan (OUP, 1971) which continues to be in print even today. The colour plate section, featuring some of these paintings in their original avatar, makes this illustrated edition a delight both for young readers and for collectors. 027229

Price: 5.50 USD
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