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A Pocket Guide to the Birds of Arunachal Pradesh

A Pocket Guide to the Birds of Arunachal Pradesh is essentially a checklist of the staggering 738 bird species found in this northeastern state. These account for about 57 per cent of the avian species found in India.

Around 86 other species that are yet to be confirmed from Arunachal Pradesh are listed in the appendices at the end of the book. Dr. Choudhury has been documenting the biodiversity of the state since the 1980s. Author of 13 books on wildlife of the Northeast, his familiarity with the area is evident in his valuable suggestions on birding hotspots and trails in the guide. After a brief initial introduction to the state, this guide provides some information on ornithology, taxonomy and nomenclature.

The guide is peppered with special notes on endangered, vulnerable, and threatened birds. Embellished with drawings and maps, the guide also provides scientific and common names. The list also indicates whether a species is resident or migrant. This birding guide will undoubtedly be useful to those interested in the wildlife of the Northeast. Also on the anvil are birding guides to Dibru-Saikhowa, Manas, Mizoram and Meghalaya by Dr. Choudhury.

By Dr. Anwaruddin Choudhury, Published by: Gibbon Pocket Guides, Paperback; 109 pages; Price: Rs. 245/-


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