Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mother is displeased

This looks more like a very basic reference work dressed up as a field guide, rather than a field guide proper. It covers 1,351 species with very short presentations and even smaller illustrations. Apparently, the work is based on a previous field guide, regarded as a classic, the so-called “Pictorial Guide” by Salim Ali and Dillon Ripley. The book covers India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh and the Maldives. I've never tracked songbirds in Mother India, but somehow, I suspect that avid birders should invest in another work…

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