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Winged Wonders of Rashtrapati Bhavan

 
Thomas Mathew (Author) Thomas Mathew (Photography) RB Series
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Contents: Foreword. Preface. Introduction. I. The birds of Rashtrapati Bhavan Estate: 1. Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus. 2. Indian peafowl Pavo cristatus. 3. Indian spot-billed duck Anas poecilorhyncha. 4. Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis. 5. Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus. 6. Red-naped Ibis Pseudibis papillosa. 7. Black-crowned night heron Nycticorax nycticorax. 8. Indian pond Heron Ardeola grayii. 9. Cattle Egret Bubulcus Ibis. 10. Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia. 11. Little cormorant Phalacrocorax niger. 12. Indian Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis. 13. Black kite Milvus migrans. 14. Black-eared kite Milvus migrans lineatus. 15. Oriental honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus. 16. Egyptian vulture Neophron percnopterus. 17. Shikra Accipiter badius. 18. White eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa. 19. White-breasted waterhen amaurornis phoenicurus. 20. Common Moorhen Gallinula Chloropus. 21. Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio. 22. Indian thick-knee Burhinus indicus. 23. Black-winged stilt Himantopus himantopus. 24. Red-wattled lapwing Vanellus indicus. 25. Yellow-wattled lapwing Venellus Malabaricus. 26. Common Pigeon Columba livia. 27. Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto. 28. Laughing dove Stigmatopelia senegalensis. 29. Spotted dove streptopelia Chinensis. 30. Yellow footed green pigeon Treron phoenicoptera. 31. Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria. 32. Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri. 33. Plum-headed Parakeet Psittacula cyanocephala. 34. Jacobin Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus. 35. Common Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx varius. 36. Indian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceae. 37. Greater coucal centropus sinensis. 38. Barn owl tyto alba. 39. Spotted Owlet Athene brama. 40. Indian scops-owl Ottus bakkamoena. 41. Little swift Apus affinis. 42. Common Hoopoe Upupa epops. 43. Indian Roller Coracias Benghalensis. 44. White throated Kingfisher Halcyon smytnensis. 45. Green bee eater Merops orientalis. 46. Indian grey hornbill Ocyceros birostris. 47. Brown headed barbet Megalaima zeylamica. 48. Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala. 49. Black rumped flameback Dinopium Benghalense. 50. Common woodshrike Tephrodornis Pondicerianus. 51. Sacrlet minivet pericrocotus flammeus. 52. Bay-backed shrike Lanius Vittatus. 53. Long tailed shrike Lanius schach. 54. Isabelline shrike Lanius Isabellinus. 55. Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus. 56. Indian golden oriole Oriolus kundoo. 57. Asian Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi. 58. Rufous treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda. 59. House crow Corvus splendens. 60. Indian jungle crow corvus macrorhynchos culminates. 61. Great Tit Parus major. 62. Dusky crag-martin Hirundo concolor. 63. Barn swallow Hirundo rustica. 64. Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo Smithii. 65. Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer. 66. Red-whiskered bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus. 67. Ashy Prinia prinia socialis. 68. Grey-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsonii. 69. Common tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius. 70. Sulphur-bellied warbler Phylloscopus griseolus. 71. Lesser whitethroat Sylvia curruca. 72. Common chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita. 73. Blyths reed warbler acrocephalus dumetorum. 74. Jungle babbler turdoides striata. 75. Large grey babbler Turdoides malcolmi. 76. Common babbler Turdoides caudatus. 77. Oriental white eye Zosterops palpebrosus. 78. Asian pied starling Gracupica contra. 79. Brahminy starling Sturnia pagodarum. 80. Rosy starling Pastor roseus. 81. Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus. 82. Common myna Acridotheres tristis. 83. Bluethroat Luscinia svecica. 84. Indian Robin Saxicoloides fulicatus. 85. Oriental Magpie Robin Copsychus Saularis. 86. Black redstart Phoenicurus ochruros. 87. Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata. 88. Common stonechat Saxicola torquatus. 89. Brown rockchat Cercomela fusca. 90. Asian brown flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica. 91. Grey-headed canary flycatcher Culicicapa Ceylonensis. 92. Red-breasted flycatcher Ficedula Parva. 93. Verditer flycatcher Eumyias thalassinus. 94. Tickell’s blue-flycatcher Cyornis tickelliae. 95. Purple sunbird Nectarina asiatica. 96. Chestnut shouldered petronia Gymnoris xanthocollis. 97. House sparrow passer domesticus. 98. Spanish sparrow Passer hispaniolensis. 99. Baya weaver Ploceus Philippinus. 100. Indian silverbill Lonchura Malabarica. 101. Red Avadavat Amandava Amandava. 102. Scaly breasted Munia Lonchura Punctulata. 103. Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola. 104. Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea. 105. White Wagtail Motacilla alba. 106. White-browed Wagtail Motacilla Madaraspatensis. 107. Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava. 108. Long-billed pipit Anthus Similis. 109. Olive-backed pipit Anthus hodgsoni. 110. Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus. 111. Tawny Pipit Anthus Campestris. Beating the Delhi summer heat: bird style. Appendix. References.

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About the authors

Thomas Mathew

Thomas Mathew is the Deputy Director General at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, where he heads the US, Europe Nuclear and the Military Clusters. He belongs to the Indian Administrative Service, and has held positions in the Government of India including at the Ministry of Defence. His research interests include India-US Relations and Military Issues. He has a PhD in International Relations from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and is an alumnus of the National Defence College, New Delhi.

Thomas Mathew

Thomas Mathew is the Deputy Director General at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, where he heads the US, Europe Nuclear and the Military Clusters. He belongs to the Indian Administrative Service, and has held positions in the Government of India including at the Ministry of Defence. His research interests include India-US Relations and Military Issues. He has a PhD in International Relations from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and is an alumnus of the National Defence College, New Delhi.

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Bibliographic information

Title Winged Wonders of Rashtrapati Bhavan
Series RB Series
Format Hardcover
Date published: 28.08.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Rashtrapati Bhavan
Language: English
isbn 9788123019529
length xlv+339p., Colour; Illustrations; 29cm.