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Common Indian Birds

£45.00

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Sálim Moizuddin Abdul Ali (1896 – 1987) was an Indian ornithologist and naturalist. Sometimes referred to as the "Birdman of India", Salim Ali was among the first Indians to conduct systematic bird surveys across India and wrote several bird books that popularised ornithology in India. He became a key figure behind the Bombay Natural History Society after 1947 and used his personal influence to garner government support for the organisation, create the Bharatpur bird sanctuary (Keoladeo National Park) and prevent the destruction of what is now the Silent Valley National Park.

This book is an album of colour plates of Indian birds. In total, there are 196 plates. It was produced with the object of familiarising people with the common birds seen about the villages and towns of India.

The covers and spine of the book show slight signs of rubbing and bumping. There is a little spotting to the title page. The first two plates are a little rubbed at the top. Otherwise the pages are clean and the binding is firm.

Item details

Author(s):
Believed to have been edited by Salim Ali
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.5" by 12"
Edition:
Believed to have been published in late 1940s
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Believed to be Bombay Natural History Society
Title:
Common Indian Birds

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Sálim Moizuddin Abdul Ali (1896 – 1987) was an Indian ornithologist and naturalist. Sometimes referred to as the "Birdman of India", Salim Ali was among the first Indians to conduct systematic bird surveys across India and wrote several bird books that popularised ornithology in India. He became a key figure behind the Bombay Natural History Society after 1947 and used his personal influence to garner government support for the organisation, create the Bharatpur bird sanctuary (Keoladeo National Park) and prevent the destruction of what is now the Silent Valley National Park.

This book is an album of colour plates of Indian birds. In total, there are 196 plates. It was produced with the object of familiarising people with the common birds seen about the villages and towns of India.

The covers and spine of the book show slight signs of rubbing and bumping. There is a little spotting to the title page. The first two plates are a little rubbed at the top. Otherwise the pages are clean and the binding is firm.

Author(s):
Believed to have been edited by Salim Ali
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.5" by 12"
Edition:
Believed to have been published in late 1940s
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Believed to be Bombay Natural History Society
Title:
Common Indian Birds

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