Title:Birds of Nepal: Field Ecology, Natural History and Conservation (Vol. 2)
Author:Tej Kumar Shrestha
Publisher:Mrs. Bimala Shrestha
Remarks:Colour Photographs and Illustrations, B&W Illustrations, Bibliography and Index for Map.
Size:138 x 213 mm
The book contains colour illustrations of more than 879 species and additional 50 colour photographs by the author himself. To the people at large, birds are certainly the most fascinating living creatures of the earth. Those who find delight and interest in their world range from fakirs to sages, from politicians to police. Certainly birds of Nepal are now being better studied by the mountaineers and tourists who hike mountains than is any other comparable biological group. Birds of Nepal - Field Ecology and Natural History - is written by an ornithologist for budding biologists and amateurs. Its object is to introduce the theme to those who have no formal zoological training; and having made introduction, to persuade them to join the army of bird-watchers. The keynote of the book is the description of mountain birds - as far as we are able to appreciate in the remote Himalayan foothills so distinct from other parts of the world and of methods and instruments people can use to get a better understanding of it in new millenium. The Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal is worth visiting for bird watching and exploring rare and mysterious birds that lie hidden in the shadowy forests of hills, plains and mountains. Bird watching in Himalayan foothills, passes, crags, cliffs, rivers, forests and marshes provides a unique thrill, helps in sharpening the wits and relaxing the mind, and in giving rest and relaxation and satisfying one’s curiosity through the scientific and aesthetic facets of the mind.Remember there are others like it, all equally interesting and full of wonderful photographs taken by the author in the wild. You can learn deepest secrets of birdlife and build up a Nature library of your own by Nepal’s best-loved ornithologist and Naturalist Professor Tej Kumar Shrestha.
Tej Kumar Shrestha was born in Baglung, Dhaulagiri Zone, Nepal. He initially learned his ecology at Tribhuvan University, Nepal, Bhopal University, India and at University of Arkansas, USA. He made field ornithology and ecology as a part of his investigation leading to D.Sc. degree of Bhopal University, India, which was awarded in 1994. This growing interest led him to study wildlife spanning over thirty years. He has held many distinguished positions. He is now Professor of Central Department of Zoology, Tribhuvan University and Visiting Professor of Ecology, Bhopal University, India. He was Head of Central Department of Zoology, Tribhuvan University.
He was Coordinator Wetland and Heritage Program of IUCN, Nepal. He was also Associate Member of Royal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (RONAST). He is member of British Ornithologists' Union (BOU), World Pheasant Association (WPA), International Association for Ecology (INTECOL), and Society for Ecological Restoration (SER). He was elected as Chartered Biologist and Fellow of Institute of Biology, UK, Fellow of Linnean Society of London, Fellow of Zoological Society of London, Foreign Secretary of Zoological Society of India and Life Member of Bombay Natural History Society of India.
Dr. Shrestha was founder member of Bird Watching Club of Nepal and has been closely associated with wildlife conservation movement of the country for over last two decades. Dr. Shrestha has extensively travelled around Himalayan passes, mountains, rivers and forests of Nepal. He visited USA, Canada, Britain, Germany, Italy, France, Portugal, Finland and New Zealand participating in study tours, expeditions, conferences and lecture tours.
He has contributed scientific papers and articles on wildlife ecology and behaviour in national and international journals. His popular articles have appeared on radio and TV in Nepal and abroad. He is author of fourteen outstanding books on wildlife and natural resources. He serves IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) as a member in different specialist groups.