The Birds of Assam
Anwaruddin Choudhury’s earlier book The Checklist of the birds of Assam documented the diversity of avifauna of this north-eastern state.
In The Birds of Assam, he couples this documentation with the latest details on each species, a revised checklist and a bibliography. This book is a valuable and comprehensive guide to the birdlife of an area that is home to some 900 different bird species and sub-species.
Beginning with the history of ornithology in Assam, the book also describes migratory routes to the north-east and different habitat types. Human interaction with birds, and the importance of protecting our avian heritage is also covered. The book also discusses conservation challenges, measures taken and makes some valuable recommendations. The Jatinga bird mystery has also been discussed in detail. Well supported by more than 400 maps that mark the distribution of birds, line drawings and photographs (all the author’s work), the book records in detail most of the globally threatened and near threatened, regionally threatened and rarer species of Assam and also provides information on 161 other species.
By Anwaruddin Choudhury, Published by: Gibbon Books, Paperback; Price: Rs. 575/-