Birds of Lucknow

by Kumar, Sanjay

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Author: Kumar, Sanjay

Languages: English

Number Of Pages: 320

Binding: Hardcover

Package Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.7 x 0.9 inches

Release Date: 18-11-2021

Details: Product Description Stunningly illustrated with over 350 colour and black and white images, which depict the birds in flight, their plumage and more, this book based on the authors' groundbreaking work of compiling and presenting the current status of avifauna of the region.Packed with historical, anecdotal and essential information on their calls, physical description, habitat and where to see the birds, this book will enable accurate field identification and will be an indispensable guide for all birdwatchers, ornithologists, wildlife photographers and enthusiasts.Highlights of the book include:· Over 360 bird species· Major parks and gardens of Lucknow where certain species of birds can be seen· A chapter devoted to the Natural History section of the Lucknow State museum, which boasts of the 4th largest collection of carefully preserved bird specimens· Latin, English and Hindi names of the various birds · Over 300 pictures of birds in their habitatsSanjay Kumar and Neeraj Srivastava provide an engaging introduction to the diversity of the world of birds in Lucknow. Book Description Birds are one of the most important indicators of the health of the ecosystemBirds of Lucknowoffers a comprehensive view of over 360 species and distinct subspecies of birds found in and around Lucknow district. This rich birdlife is sustained largely due to the many gardens and orchards found in the city, the Gomti river, and the 5,000-acre Kulrail Reserve Forest. About the Author Sanjay Kumar is a serving bureaucrat of the 2002 batch of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, he is presently posted as Secretary, Finance, to the Government of Uttar Pradesh. Sanjay is an ardent naturalist and passionate wildlife photographer. During his tenure as District Magistrate in various districts of Uttar Pradesh, he, with an untiring focus on conservation of natural resources, has made all possible efforts to protect wildlife and biodiversity, specifically conservation of wetlands. He has been instrumental in many on-site conservation initiatives. Establishing the Blackbuck Conservation Reserve in Mirzapur district and restoration of Haiderpur Wetland in Muzaffarnagar district are amongst his most prominent initiatives. A prolific writer and talented photographer, Sanjay Kumar has several articles, books and stunning photographs to his credit. Some of his works include: Conservation of Potential Wetlands in District Sitapur, Threatened Birds of Uttar Pradesh by Oxford University Press, Birds In and Around Mussoorie, Thrill of Bird Watching, Bird Diversity of Uttar Pradesh, Bird's Around Us: A Pictorial Presentation.Professionally associated with State Transport Department of Uttar Pradesh, NeerajSrivastav prefers to spend time enjoying nature, when he's not busy at work. He has been active in the conservation of birds and wetlands for nearly three decades. His contribution in the form of lectures, contributing articles and photographs and writing books is widely acknowledged and recognized.He has authored/co-authored four books entitled: Conservation of Potential Wetlands in District Sitapur (by State Forest Department, Uttar Pradesh), Birds of Raj Bhavan, Uttar Pradesh, published by State Biodiversity Board, Uttar Pradesh, Threatened Birds of Uttar Pradesh, published by Oxford University Press and Birds of Uttar Pradesh, a coffee table book printed and published by the Times Group. He is as Honorary State Coordinator of Uttar Pradesh on behalf of Indian Bird Conservation Network and with Wetland International, South Asia, since 2006, discharging his conservation duties and been instrumental in documenting the state and status of bird diversity across UP.