This book with essay 'Gujarat and Rajasthan' by Peter Matthiesen I learnt of birds like sarus(saras) crane godavan(bustard), Luggar falcons and trees like mahua, khejri.
Reading of the salt impregnated in Koli salt miners that dont burn, I just wish they had the adaptation of flamingos long legs to save their feathers from the salt from water( Extreme birds )
Casques of cassowaries and hornbills
A book cover of an egg color
Why madagascar does not have woodpeckers?
OPen bill stork
black neck crane