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Pocket Photo Guide To The Mammals Of Sri Lanka

Author : Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne
ISBN : 9781472932891
Genre : Nature
File Size : 46. 69 MB
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A compact, easy-to-use mammal identification guide for any nature watcher on a visit to Sri Lanka. More than 40 species are described here in detail, from the Grey Slender Loris to the Giant Squirrel and the Fishing Cat. All of these animals are clearly illustrated in a collection of specially commissioned colour photographs. With more than 130 full-colour photographs, a regional distribution map and handy tips on the best localities for spotting animals. Illustrated with clear colour photography and brief but authoritative descriptions the Pocket Photo Guides highlight the species of animals from each region that the traveller is most likely to see, as well as those that are truly endemic (only to be seen in that country or region) or special rarities. The genuine pocket size allow the books to be carried around on trips and excursions and will take up minimal rucksack and suitcase space.

Sri Lankan Wildlife

Author : Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne
ISBN : 1841621749
Genre : Nature
File Size : 70. 16 MB
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Where else in the world can you snorkel off golden-sand beaches by day and search for leopards at nightfall? Sri Lanka is small in area (just half the size of England) but rich in wildlife - home to the continent's largest land mammal, the Asian elephant, and many colourful species of reptile, bird and amphibian, including the endemic Serendib scops owl and the black-lipped lizard. Written by one of Sri Lanka's leading wildlife experts and photographers, this guide - beautifully illustrated with over 120 colour pictures - is the perfect introduction to the best of the island's flora and fauna, showing you what to look for when and where.

Pocket Photo Guide To The Birds Of Sri Lanka

Author : Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne
ISBN : 9781472932921
Genre : Nature
File Size : 65. 46 MB
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A compact, easy-to-use bird identification guide for any nature watcher on a visit to Sri Lanka, a rich and satisfying destination for watching birds with more than 430 species identified on the island. A total of 252 species is described here in detail, from the Black-rumped Flameback to the Ceylon Blue Magpie. All of these birds are clearly illustrated in a collection of specially commissioned colour photographs. With almost 300 full-colour photographs, easy-to-use thumbnail family silhouettes, a regional distribution map and handy tips on the best birding localities. Illustrated with clear colour photography and brief but authoritative descriptions the Pocket Photo Guides highlight the species of birds and animals from each region that the traveller is most likely to see, as well as those that are genuinely endemic (only to be seen in that country or region) or special rarities. The genuine pocket size allow the books to be carried around on trips and excursions and will take up minimal rucksack and suitcase space.

A Photographic Guide To Mammals Of Sri Lanka

Author : Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne
ISBN : 1847731422
Genre : Mammals
File Size : 58. 31 MB
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Sri Lanka is a wildlife-watcher's paradise, and reserves such as Yala and Sinharaja are becomming world-famous as eco-tourism destinations. This guide includes detailed coverage of 43 species of mammal from the island, including such iconic creatures as the leopard, sloth bear and Asian elephant.

A Naturalist S Guide To The Reptiles Of Sri Lanka

Author : Anslem De Silva
ISBN : 1909612928
Genre : Reptiles
File Size : 52. 17 MB
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This easy-to-use identification guide to the 150 reptile species most commonly seen in Sri Lanka is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High-quality photographs from the authors are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers fascinating information on folklore associated with reptiles, snake topography, how to deal with snake bites and a glossary. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the reptiles of Sri Lanka encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, and its IUCN status.

Field Guide To The Mammals Of The Indian Subcontinent

Author : K. K. Gurung
ISBN : 0123093503
Genre : Nature
File Size : 81. 69 MB
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This book is a field guide to the mammals of this unique subcontinent and includes the best places to watch them. It describes each of the 100 plus species that can be recognized in the field, including identification, habitat, range, behavior, diet, breeding, status, and similar species. The Field Guide also contains color illustrations of each mammal as well as tracks of the more prominent species, and mammal lists and maps for each national park. Key Features: The only current guide to mammals of the region Contains color pictures and full text on the 106 larger species likely to be encountered Includes drawings of tracks of key species to aid identification Presents full details of 23 parks and reserves, with location maps, visiting details and species lists for each

A Field Guide To The Birds Of Sri Lanka

Author : John Harrison
ISBN : 9780199585663
Genre : Nature
File Size : 20. 51 MB
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A fully comprehensive, modern field guide to all of the bird species in Sri Lanka. Featuring numerous colour illustrations and detailed descriptions of the key identification features, the book will be equally valuable for ornithologists and birdwatchers.

Photographic Field Guide To The Birds Of Sri Lanka

Author : Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne
ISBN : 1909612839
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A fully comprehensive field guide to the 462 bird species of Sri Lanka. With photographs from the author and the region's other top-quality nature photographers, each species is illustrated, including variants where relevant. The guide is focussed on field use to help beginners and experts identify species. The main identifying features of each species are described and key facts cover size, habitat, distribution, voice and status in the country. Distribution maps provide an at-a-glance view of where the birds can be found. The book also includes information on climate and topography, orders and families, residents, migrants, endemics, vagrants and highly scarce migrants, topography and the key birdwatching sites. The checklist provides complete information on the local status of each species.

A Guide To The Mammals Of China

Author : Andrew T. Smith
ISBN : 1400834112
Genre : Nature
File Size : 61. 45 MB
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China's stunning diversity of natural habitats--from parched deserts to lush tropical forests--is home to more than 10 percent of the world's mammal species. A Guide to the Mammals of China is the most comprehensive guide to all 556 species of mammals found in China. It is the only single-volume reference of its kind to fully describe the physical characteristics, geographic distribution, natural history, and conservation status of every species. An up-to-date distribution map accompanies each species account, and color plates illustrate a majority of species. Written by a team of leading specialists, including Professor Wang Sung who provides a history of Chinese mammalogy, A Guide to the Mammals of China is the ideal reference for researchers and a delight for anyone interested in China's rich mammal fauna. The definitive, comprehensive, up-to-date guide to all of China's 556 mammal species High-quality color plates accompany the detailed text Each species account comes with a distribution map Organized taxonomically for easy reference Includes an extensive bibliography

Indian Mammals

Author : Vivek Menon
ISBN : 9789350097618
Genre : Nature
File Size : 82. 34 MB
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An invaluable reference and exceptionally usable guide to the mammals of India Covering the rich diversity of mammal species in India, from tigers, elephants, rhinos and whales to primates, rodents and bats, Indian Mammals is a comprehensive, field-ready and illustrated guide. Accompanied by superb full-colour photographs, supplementary illustrations and distribution maps, and based on impeccable scientific research reviewed by experts, Indian Mammals records details of virtually every mammal known to exist in India. The in-depth, up-to-date text by Vivek Menon, one of India's leading naturalists and an authority on Indian wildlife, describes key identification features, biometrics, behaviour, social strategies, habitat and distribution. Encyclopaedic in sweep yet accessible in approach, Indian Mammals includes the majestic and most sought after as well as the extraordinary and elusive mammals. Passionate wildlife watchers will appreciate the range of coverage and tips on identifying mammals, while naturalists will value the exacting detail needed to distinguish similar species in the field. Planned for easy reference, this compact guide is the essential resource for wildlifers of any age, from animal watchers and eco-tourists to active conservationists. ? More than 400 species of both land and water mammals with introductory pages on each order ? Over 1,000 carefully curated photographs ? Nearly 150 distribution maps ? Colour tabs for sections to facilitate ease of use ? The full index doubles up as a life-list ? Field notes reveal uncommon on-site experiences

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