Birds of Sri Lanka

Author(s): Deepal Warakagoda & others


With a rich avifauna of more than 350 species that includes 29 endemics, the island of Sri Lanka is one of southern Asia's most popular birding destination. This new field guide provides full coverage of every species on the Sri Lanka list, including most vagrants, with particular emphasis placed on endemic species and races. Detailed text highlights key identification criteria, along with accurate colour maps. Packed with spectacular and detailed plates by leading bird artists such as Alan Harris, Tim Worfolk and John Cox, Birds of Sri Lanka is the definitive identification tool for the visiting birdwatcher and another majestic addition to the Helm Field Guides series.


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The definitive identification tool for the visiting birdwatcher. The lead author is Sri Lanka's top field birder and discoverer of the Serendip Scops Owl.

Deepal Warakadoda is Sri Lanka's leading field ornithologist. A tour leader, photographer and conservationist, Deepal made his name with his stunning 2002 discovery of the Serendib Scops Owl in Sri Lanka's Sinharaja Forest. This owl was a species completely new to science - the holy grail for any birdwatcher. Richard Grimmett and Carol and Tim Inskipp are widely respected as the leading experts on the birds of southern Asia. Their major work was the epic Birds of the Indian Subcontinent (Helm, 1998), from which has sprung several highly acclaimed field guides.

General Fields

  • : 9780713688535
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Helm
  • : January 2012
  • : 216mm X 140mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 70 plates; 300 full colour maps
  • : Deepal Warakagoda & others
  • : Paperback
  • : 598.095493
  • : 224