Mumbai and its surrounding hills, forests, lakes and creeks host over a quarter of India’s avifauna
– more than 350 species of birds that include resident as well as local and winter migrants. Birds
of Mumbai enables easy identification of these birds, classified under four distinct habitats –
Wetlands, Forests, Grass & Scrub and Urban Areas. A detailed description of the plumage, habits,
size, distinguishing calls, as well as distribution and status of each species is supported with Carl
D’Silva’s finely detailed watercolour illustrations.
Comprehensive yet concise, this easy-to-use pocket guide not only acquaints the layperson with
the region’s avifauna, but also serves as a handy reference for the avid birdwatcher.
About the Author
Sunjoy Monga is a naturalist, writer, wildlife cinematographer and photographer with a deep
commitment to the environment and natural history issues. Second-prize winner in the 1991 BBC
British Gas International Photographer of the Year competition, he was a cameraman and
consultant for Channel Four’s documentary series In Search of Wild India, as well as the Indian
consultant for Sir David Attenborough’s BBC natural history project The Trials of Life.
He is also the author of Wildlife Reserves of India (IBH), The Mumbai Nature Guide (IBH) and City
Forest: Mumbai’s National Park (IBH).