Christoper Helm, February 2009. 352 pages, paperback, 96 colour plates, black and white illustrations, distribution maps.
This guide is the ideal companion for bird enthusiasts travelling in Pakistan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan or Sri Lanka. It would also be useful for peripheral regions for which few guides exist. More than 1,330 species are illustrated in full colour, including a few from neighbouring countries which might be expected to occur in the region. Concise information is provided on field identification (including voice) with details on habitat, altitudinal range, status and abundance. The 96 colour plates are arranged in familiar Peters-based order, illustrating every species and distinct subspecies as well as female plumage if different, and some juveniles. There are also over 1,300 colour distribution maps.