Complete guide to the raptors of the Indian subcontinent,including India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and theMaldives. The huge diversity of habitat types and altitudinal variation givesrise to a correspondingly large avifauna. The diurnal birds of prey are wellrepresented - 70 species of hawk, buzzard, kite, harrier, eagle, vulture,falcon and falconet are found in the region. Each species is shown in all usualplumage forms, in flight and at rest. The species accounts cover all aspects offield identification and also include sections on distribution, behaviour,status and population.