Birds of the Himalayas
The Himalayas, the world's highest mountain range, are a birdwatcher's paradise. Many of its species are high altitude specialists, including Tibetan and Himalayan Snowcocks, Snow Partridge, Ibisbill, Tibetan Sandgrouse, Hume's Groundpecker, Tibetan Snowfinch, and Great Rosefinch. The area comprises a mosaic of different habitats which host a huge range of avian species, with families such as raptors, gamebirds, flycatchers, and warblers particularly well represented.
Two hundred fifty-two of the Himalayas' most interesting and spectacular birds are featured in this concise and easy-to-use guide, and each species is illustrated with a color photograph which is accompanied by text giving key information on identification, habitat, and distribution.
Bikram Grewal is an eminent ornithologist and conservationist and he is the author of several best-selling bird books on the birds of the Indian Subcontinent. He lives in Delhi.
Otto Pfister is a Swiss-born nature photographer with a special interest in birds. He has lived in the Indian Subcontinent for many years and is an expert on the wildlife of Ladakh.
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