1) Arlott, Norman. Collins Field Guide: Birds of India. 2015. William Collins. Hardbound: 400 pages. Price: £29.99 (about $ 44.63 U.S.).
PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY: Every species of bird you might encounter in Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Andaman Islands, the Nicobar Islands and the Maldives is featured, apart from non-established introductions. Beautiful artwork depicts their breeding plumage, and non-breeding plumage when it differs significantly.
The accompanying text concentrates on the specific characteristics and appearance of each species that allow identification in the field, including voice and distribution maps.
RECOMMENDATION: Probably best for novice/casual birders.