Wednesday, February 29, 2012
This 2nd edition, addresses many of the shortcomings of the first edition and includes one very important aspect where, updated range maps now appear next to the species. This eliminates the time wasted flipping through pages searching for them. The text and plates have been updated with many new species added based on recent taxonomic changes, as well as ornithological field work. The drawings in this book are excellent, the descriptions very detailed, and the range maps very helpful.
The additional information has made the second edition a bit hefty as it grew from 528 pages vs. 384 for the first edition. However, this is still a manageable book in the field and a worthwhile trade off for what I feel is a comprehensive guide. So if you are planning a trip to the sub continent, this is the guide you want in your backpack. I know this is the one that I will be taking with me when I do go!
Tags: Birds of India: Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and The Maldives, India
Posted by BIRDINGDUDE at 10:50 PM