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Pictorial Hand Book : Birds of Chennai

G. Thirumalai and S. Krishnan, Zoological Survey of India, 2005, pbk, xvi, 196 p, photographs, ISBN : 8181710681, $30.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Pictorial Hand Book : Birds of Chennai/G. Thirumalai and S. Krishnan

Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Map. 3. Habitats. 4. Systematic list. 5. Descriptive parts of birds. 6. Little Grebe. 7. Little Cormorant. 8. Darter. 9. Grey Heron. 10. Purple Heron. 11. Indian Pond Heron. 12. Cattle Egret. 13. Little Green Heron. 14. Large Egret. 15. Black Bittern. 16. Little Egret. 17. Chestnut Bittern. 18. Yellow Bittern. 19. Median Egret. 20. Black-crowned Night Heron. 21. Asian Openbill. 22. Painted Stork. 23. Oriental White Ibis. 24. Glossy Ibis. 25. Greater Flamingo. 26. Northern Pintail. 27. Spot-Billed Duck. 28. Lesser Whistling Duck. 29. Shikra. 30. Eurasian Sparrowhawk. 31. Besra Sparrowhawk. 32. Black-shouldered Kite. 33. Brahminy Kite. 34. Black Kite. 35. Egyptian Vulture. 36. Oriental Honey Buzzard. 37. Crested Serpent Eagle. 38. Common Kestrel. 39. Grey Francolin. 40. Indian Peafowl. 41. White - breasted Waterhen. 42. Common Coot. 43. Common Moorhen. 44. Purple Moorhen. 45. Pheasant - tailed Jacana. 46. Kentish Plover. 47. Little Ringed Plover. 48. Pacific Golden Plover. 49. Red-wattled Lapwing. 50. Yellow-wattled Lapwing. 51. Common Sandpiper. 52. Little Stint. 53. Common Snipe. 54. Black-tailed Godwit. 55. Eastern Curlew. 56. Ruff. 57. Wood Sandpiper. 58. Common Greenshank. 59. Marsh Sandpiper. 60. Common Redshank. 61. Black-winged Stilt. 62. Stone-Curlew. 63. Gull-billed Tern. 64. Black-headed Gull. 65. River Tern. 66. Blue Rock Pigeon. 67. Spotted Dove. 68. Little Brown Dove. 69. Rose-ringed Parakeet. 70. Greater Coucal. 71. Red-winged Crested Cuckoo. 72. Pied Crested Cuckoo. 73. Asian Koel. 74. Brainfever Bird. 75. Green-billed Malkoha. 76. Short-eared Owl. 77. Spotted Owlet. 78. Eurasian Eagle-Owl. 79. Barn Owl. 80. Common Indian Nightjar. 81. House Swift. 82. Asian Palm-Swift. 83. Small Blue Kingfisher. 84. Lesser Pied Kingfisher. 85. Stork-billed Kingfisher. 86. Black-capped Kingfisher. 87. White-breasted Kingfisher. 88. Small Bee-eater. 89. Blue-tailed Bee-eater. 90. Indian Roller. 91. Common Hoopoe. 92. Coppersmith Barbet. 93. Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker. 94. Indian Pitta. 95. Eastern Skylark. 96. Ashy-crowned Sparrow-lark. 97. Jerodon's Bush-lark. 98. Common Swallow. 99. Brown Shrike. 100. Refous-backed Shrike. 101. Eurasian Golden Oriole. 102. Black Drongo. 103. Ashy Woodswallow. 104. Common Myna. 105. Brahminy Starling. 106. Rosy Starling. 107. Jungle Crow. 108. House Crow. 109. Indian Treepie. 110. Red - vented Bulbul. 111. Red - whiskered Bulbul. 112. White-browed Bulbul. 113. Blyth's Reed Warbler. 114. Oriental Magpie Robin. 115. Common Tailorbird. 116. Plain Prinia. 117. Ashy Prinia. 118. Pied Bushchat. 119. Indian Robin. 120. Asian Paradise Flycatcher. 121. White-headed Babbler. 122. Common Babbler. 123. Large Grey Babbler. 124. Jungle Babbler. 125. Orange-headed Thrush. 126. Black-headed Cuckoo Shrike. 127. Small Minivet. 128. Common Woodshrike. 129. Common Iora. 130. Paddyfield Pipit. 131. Grey Wagtail. 132. Yellow Wagtail. 133. Large Pied Wagtail. 134. Purple Sunbird. 135. Loten's Sunbird. 136. Purple-rumped Sunbird. 137. House Sparrow. 138. Streaked Weaver. 139. Baya Weaver. 140. White-throated Munia. 141. Black-headed Munia. 142. Spotted Munia. 143. White-rumped Munia. 144. Species Factsheets (As per Birds International). Selected bibliography. Index to scientific names. Index to common names. Index to vernacular names.

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