A Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka

A Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka

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A Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka is the first fully comprehensive, modern field guide to this ornithologically fascinating country. All of Sri Lanka's official avian species are described in the text and depicted in a collection of stunning colour plates painted by Tim Worfolk, one of Britain's leading bird artists. The text, accessible to experienced ornithologists and beginners alike, highlights the important identification features such as plumage
variations, size, calls and songs, range, distribution, and status for every species. The plates illustrate the various plumage variations for each bird, and show the birds perched and also in flight, where relevant to their identification. An introduction to the guide describes briefly some of the best sites
for watching Sri Lanka's abundant avifauna, and provides useful contact addresses for the prospective traveller. This will be an essential purchase for all birdwatchers travelling to the region; the beautiful plates and clearly-written text will also make it a must-have for anyone who loves birds, and Sri Lankan birds in particular.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 142 x 201 x 21mm | 436g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 49 colour plates
  • 0199585679
  • 9780199585670
  • 302,511

Table of contents

BACKGROUND ; FAMILY AND SPECIES DESCRIPTIONS ; APPENDIX: LIST OF OTHER REPORTED BUT UNCONFIRMED VAGRANTS ; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; INDEX
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Review Text

Despite the small format the book comprehensively covers all confirmed and many more species found including rare winter guests and other birds that mistakenly find their way. [] it is an excellent field guide that greatly contributes to the ornithological research of the island state. Author and artist managed to depict and characterize all existing species in full colour and mostly superb pictures. With Birds of Sri Lanka local ornithologists and ornithology tourists finally have a handy field guide that fits into every backpack, fully satisfies experts, and meets international standards. - Highly recommendable! Volker Konrad, Hamburger Avifaunistische Beiträge
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Despite the small format the book comprehensively covers all confirmed and many more species found including rare winter guests and other birds that mistakenly find their way. [] it is an excellent field guide that greatly contributes to the ornithological research of the island state. Author and artist managed to depict and characterize all existing species in full colour and mostly superb pictures. With Birds of Sri Lanka local ornithologists and ornithology
tourists finally have a handy field guide that fits into every backpack, fully satisfies experts, and meets international standards. - Highly recommendable! * Volker Konrad, Hamburger Avifaunistische Beitrage *
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About John Harrison

John Harrison has had a lifelong interest in wildlife, and birds in particular. In 1973 he was appointed as a radio producer in the BBC Natural History Unit; during the 18 years he was there, he worked with most of the top naturalists and ornithologists in Britain. As a birdwatcher and wildlife enthusiast, he has made many visits to Sri Lanka over a number of years, and has a first-hand knowledge of the Sri Lankan avifauna. He is now the voluntary warden of a 70 ha
wetland nature reserve for the Avon Wildlife Trust.

Tim Worfolk is a full-time wildlife artist with several publications to his credit.
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