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More than 250 species are included in this useful and concise pocket-sized guide, with each individual species account supported by a clear colour photograph. Thumbnail silhouettes, visually identifying the different family groups, are shown on the guide pages; these lead the reader quickly to the relevant section of the book. The introduction explains how to use the guide effectively and also contains fascinating information on bird biology and behaviour. It also has sections on Sri Lankan endemics and where to watch birds.The text has been fully updated to take account of the latest taxonomy, and many recently 'split' species are included.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781847733184
ISBN-10: 1847733182
Format: Paperback
(241mm x 166mm x 11mm)
Pages: 195
Imprint: New Holland Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne

Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne is one of the leading nature photographers in Sri Lanka. He has also published photographic guide booklets to the butterflies, dragonflies and rainforests of Sri Lanka. He is the CEO of Jetwing Eco Holidays, which runs many wildlife tours in the country. Deepal Warakagoda lives in Sri Lanka where he acts as a tour guide for A. Baur and Co. He is one of the most active birdwatchers in Sri Lanka, is joint editor of the Ceylon Bird Club bulletin, and has recently discovered a new species of owl - Serendib Scops-owl - the first new Sri Lankan bird for 132 years. Dr. T.S.U. de Zylva is an ornithologist and photographer based in Sri Lanka, and has written a number of books on the country's birds.

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