India is one of the world’s Biodiversity hotspots, hostingmore than 12 per cent of all bird species of the planet. Birds of Indiadescribes the 575 most common bird species that are seen on the Indiansubcontinent. This book is meant for a wide audience with a general interest inbirds. The text is easy to read and covers the main visual identificationcharacteristics of the birds. It describes their calls, typical manners anddistribution. Most of the birds are depicted in striking colour photographs.The first chapter introduces the reader to India’s wealth of avian species andthe variety of landscapes and nature reserves where they are seen.