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Field Guide to Australian Birds - Morcombe Michael

Field Guide to Australian Birds

Hardcover

Published: 1st January 2004
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Written and illustrated by bird expert, Michael Morcombe, this is the most comprehensive field guide to Australian birds published. Simple, clear design links text and paintings; unique system of organisation of information; includes breeding section; maps define variances in ranges and subspecies.

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Field Guide to Australian Birds
 
4.6

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  • Easy to read (7)
  • Informative (7)
  • Well written (4)
  • Deserves multiple readings (3)

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4.0

Gorgeous and informative

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from Kerang Vic

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  • Easy To Read
  • Informative

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Reference

    Comments about Field Guide to Australian Birds:

    Superbly produced publication that covers the gamut of Australian birds. Perfect for the novice, the curious and the more experienced Ornithologist. Probably too large as a field book, though there is a more compact version available. A delight to reference or look at for the simple pleasure of getting to realise the extent of our Birds.

     
    4.0

    Delightful and Classy

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    from Kerang Vic

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    • Easy To Read
    • Informative

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      • Gift
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      Comments about Field Guide to Australian Birds:

      A fine publication for the novice bird watcher and experienced Ornithologist. The drawings are exquisite with an informative text. A minor quibble is that the layout is a little cluttered and the authors try to cover perhaps too much. It's not a field book, and I would suggest buying its smaller cousin for that use. However, a superb reference guide which makes you wonder at our diverse range of birds.

       
      5.0

      For both beginners and veterans,this just the best bird book

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      from Bowral, NSW

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      Pros

      • Covers Complete Spectrum
      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Read
      • Engaging characters
      • Graphically Displays Eggs
      • Graphically Displayssnest
      • Informative
      • Ornithologically Correct
      • Well Written

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        • Gift
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        • Required Reading For All

        Comments about Field Guide to Australian Birds:

        If you are not an experienced ornithologist - bird watcher, you have an excellent chance of finding what you saw with the comprehensive way this book has been produced. Excellent for both beginners and for veterans.
        The identification of eggs and nesting, graphically shown at the back is just a wonderful bonus, compared to almost all other Australian bird book publications, which lack that.
        Also, the reproduction of feather colours are far more exacting than a lot of other bird publications that i have seen.
        I have just given one to my eleven year old Granddaughter who thinks it is wonderful, and well able to comprehend it at her age.

         
        5.0

        Best book in the world

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        from Gladstone Q.

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        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Read
        • Engaging characters
        • Informative
        • Page-Turner
        • Well Written

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          • Older Readers
          • Reference
          • Special Needs
          • Travel Reading
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          Comments about Field Guide to Australian Birds:

          The best book in the world. Every car and every back verandah armchair should have a copy ready at hand.

           
          5.0

          Superb publication

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          from Sydney, AU

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          • Easy For The Novice
          • Easy To Read
          • Informative

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            Comments about Field Guide to Australian Birds:

            I am really surprised how easy I can identify various bird types, would recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in birds they wish to develop.

             
            5.0

            A good book to have on the shelf for young and old

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            from DON VALLEY

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            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Read
            • Informative
            • Well Written

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              • Gift
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              • Reference
              • Travel Reading
              • Younger Readers

              Comments about Field Guide to Australian Birds:

              Australia is lucky to have such an abundance and variety of birds.
              We have this book with us on our travels, our grand children refer to it for school projects, drawings and information.

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              excellent for all levels of birdwatchers

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              from central victoria

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              • Easy To Read
              • Hard Cover
              • Informative
              • Well Written

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                • Gift
                • Reference
                • Younger Readers

                Comments about Field Guide to Australian Birds:

                book is excellent. my granddaughter developed an interest in watching the birds and she particularly loved the nests and eggs section which is not in all books of this kind.

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                ISBN: 9781740214179
                ISBN-10: 174021417X
                Audience: General
                Format: Hardcover
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 448
                Published: 1st January 2004
                Publisher: Pascal Press
                Country of Publication: AU
                Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.0  x 3.0
                Weight (kg): 1.2
                Edition Number: 2
                Edition Type: Revised