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Birds of the Indian Subcontinent

  title={Birds of the Indian Subcontinent},
  author={R. E. R. Grimmett and Carol Inskipp},
birdwatcher. The classic Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan by Salim Ali and S Dillon Ripley, which covers the whole region and was first published in 1968-1975, lists over 1,200 species. With additional recording and following the more up-to-date nomenclature in the Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of Birds of the World edited by E. C. Dickinson (2003) the current species total for the subcontinent stands at 1,375 species – 13 per cent of the world’s birds. A further relevant… 

Some bird records from Nagaland, north-east India

The state of Nagaland in India, a part of the Eastern Himalaya Endemic Bird Area, is a poorly known bird area. Findings of a recent study have been documented here. Noteworthy records include some

The Birds of Christmas Island, Indian Ocean : a review

This paper is an account of all known records of birds from Christmas Island, an oceanic island, with breeding and visiting species originating from several sources including South-East Asia, Australia, the Palaearctic, pelagic, and other undetermined sources.


Ali, S. and S.D. Ripley (2001). Handbook of Birds of India and Pakistan Together With Those of Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Ceylon. Vol. 8. Oxford University Press, Delhi, 236pp. BirdLife Fact Sheet

The birds of Araku, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Avifaunal survey carried out from December 2006 to September 2007 in Araku Valley, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, revealed the presence of a total of 147 species of birds belonging to 43 families.

Species diversity, relative abundance and habitat use of the birds in the Sundarbans East Wildlife Sanctuary, Bangladesh

The Sundarbans is the largest single tract of tidal mangrove forest in the world, covering c.10,000 km in the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta of Bangladesh and India, and reports on notable birds have updated the knowledge of the status and distribution of many species in Bangladesh.

Rediscovery of Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor in the Philippines

Ali, S and Ripley, S. D. (1987) Compact edition of the handbook of the birds of India and Pakistan. Bombay: Oxford University Press. BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world.

Avifaunal Diversity in Jammu and Kashmir State

This chapter puts together a complete checklist of the birds found within the geographical limits of the Jammu and Kashmir State. Geographically, the State represents heterogeneous landscape with a

Birds from Godavari River Basin in Nanded District of Maharashtra State, India: Annotated status and new reports

It is essential to keep on sighting the birds in any zoogeographical and ecological region due to their ability to react with the habitat by their single parameter as presence or absence. The

Mammalian and avian diversity of the Nallamala Hills, Andhra Pradesh

The Nallamala Hills stretching across five districts of the state of Andhra Pradesh is renowned for being rich in biodiversity, but no scientific documentation of mammalian and avian fauna was done until recently.

Structure of an Arid Tropical Bird Community, Rajasthan

The diversity and abundance of avifauna in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan were studied from May 2000 to May 2003. Line transect and total count methods were used to census the birds. A total of 272



Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan, Vol. 1

There are a number of excellent introductory essays, which amount to a separate book on the geography of Tibet, the history of its ornithological exploration, and the more usual discussion of bird distribution and migration.

Endemic Bird Areas of the World: Priorities for Biodiversity Conservation

The authors discuss the wider conservation relevance of EBAs, including why birds are good indicators of biodiversity, and how EBAs can be used effectively to influence policy-makers.

Birds of the Indian Subcontinent

Female has yellow crown and nape. Wing-bars of both sexes are greyish-white. First-year male is similar to female, but has olive-yellow on breast and upper flanks

    Bar-winged Wren 356

      Female has blackish streaking on darker greyish-green upperparts, more clearly defined wing-bars, paler yellow throat and breast, and whitish belly (with black flank-and breaststreaking)

      • Winters in C and E Himalayas (and may breed). ID Lacks yellow panels on wing in all plumages

      Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos 19-23 cm

        Hodgson's 428

          Recalls Wood Sandpiper in shape, or a very large Long-toed Stint in both shape and plumage. Has rufous crown (indistinct in winter) and prominent supercilium

            Compared with Paddyfield, has shorter tail, more heavily streaked upperparts, streaked upper belly and flanks, and lacks malar stripe and patch. Voice Call a weak see-see