By Salim Ali and S. Dillon Ripley
This enormous ten-volume sequence, the 1st quantity of which was once released in 1996, is the main complete and trustworthy reference paintings at the birds of the Indian subcontinent. A completely revised moment version with new plates, textual content revisions, and the addition of latest subspecies, it comprises information regarding long-range migration and taxonomic alterations, besides existence historical past details, bills of habit, ecology, and distribution and migration records.
somebody with an curiosity in flora and fauna at the Indian subcontinent, will locate those volumes to be a rare source.
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L . brunnicephalur Outer primaries white edged with black, no mirrors. a1 a1 Head white. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . genei Head completely hooded brown (summer) or with half hood on occiput (winter). L. ridibundur b Primaries wholly black. . . . . . . . . . . . . L . hemprichii Primaries not wholly black. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I 1 I1 Outer primaries white basally, black apically, no mirrors. . .
For all terns : Teha'ri, Ga'nga' cheel, Machh louka, Kooroiri (Hindi); Krind, Kreu (Kashmir);Muhudu lihiniya' (Sinhala); Ki&l kfirtiui (Tamil, Ceylon) ; Rtimadrisu, SarnCdrapu kdki (Telugu); Kivi (Gond); Kidilkikka (Malayalam). SIZE. Pigeon - ; slimmer and longer winged. Length c. 25 cm. ). FIELD CHARACTERS. A slender, graceful silvery grey and white bird with long narrow pointed wings and slightly forked (almost square) grey tail, Winter, x c. 1 usually seen in flight over water. Crown flecked with blackish in winter.
S. ; in adults, the middle pair of rectrices straight. . . . S. parasiticus . 447. Pomatorhine Skua o r Jaeger. Stcrcorarius pomarinus (Temminck) Lcstrispomarinur Temminck, 1815 (1814)' Man. d'Orn. : 514 (Arctic regions of Europe) Baker, FBI No. 2059, Vol. 6: 98 None recorded. SIZE. Domestic duck - ; length c. 53 cm. ). FIELD CHARACTERS. A large pelagic gull-like bird almost wholly darkbrown (dark phase), o r brown above including top of head a n d face, yellowish white below with greyish brown under tail-coverts a n d usually a squamated greyish brown pectoral collar (pale phase).