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Birds of Australia : A Photographic Guide - Iain Campbell

Birds of Australia

A Photographic Guide

Paperback Published: 9th November 2014
ISBN: 9780691157276
Number Of Pages: 392

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Australia is home to a spectacular diversity of birdlife, from parrots and penguins to emus and vibrant passerines. Birds of Australia covers all 714 species of resident birds and regularly occurring migrants and features more than 1,100 stunning color photographs, including many photos of subspecies and plumage variations never before seen in a field guide. Detailed facing-page species accounts describe key identification features such as size, plumage, distribution, behavior, and voice. This one-of-a-kind guide also provides extensive habitat descriptions with a large number of accompanying photos. The text relies on the very latest IOC taxonomy and the distribution maps incorporate the most current mapping data, making this the most up-to-date guide to Australian birds.

  • Covers all 714 species of resident birds and regularly occurring migrants
  • Features more than 1,100 stunning color photos
  • Includes facing-page species accounts, habitat descriptions, and distribution maps
  • The ideal photographic guide for beginners and seasoned birders alike

Industry Reviews

One of the Sydney Morning Herald's "Australian Writers Pick the Best Books of 2014" "Written primarily for the visiting birder, reading a copy of this book will fire up anyone's desire to get out into the field to see more of our fabulous birds."--Sean Dooley, Australian Bird Life "A delightfully helpful and compact handbook on Australian birds."--Teo Lee Wei & K, Bird Ecology and Study Group "This is a very useful addition to the range of books on offer, and given that it includes all of the recently-split species you really need it if you are visiting Australia."--Keith Betton, Nature Travel Network "This useful guide covers 714 species of birds, illustrated by more than 1,000 photos... This guide will be helpful to visitors to Australia interested in bird watching as well as Australians interested in identifying bird populations."--Choice "If you prefer a photographic format as your field guide over an illustrated one, then this is the book you should choose for Australia."--Neil Calbrade, BTO News "This book goes way beyond any guide I've ever seen, the information is in-depth and useful, not to mention that they show the top of the bird's wing and the bottom of it... One-of-a-kind... I wouldn't settle for any other guide!"--Israel Book Review

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
7 INTRODUCTION
8 AUSTRALIAN CLIMATE AND RAINFALL
11 HABITATS OF AUSTRALIA
12 Marine and Coastal Habitats
12 Tropical Habitats
17 Temperate Habitats
25 Arid and Semi-arid Habitats
31 Man-made Habitats
36 SPECIES ACCOUNTS
39 Cassowary
40 Emu
40 Megapodes
42 Quail
44 Grebes
46 Ducks, Geese, and Swans
48 Gannet
58 Tropicbirds
58 Pigeons and Doves
60 Frogmouths
70 Owlet-nightjar
72 Nightjars
72 Swifts 74 Storm Petrels 76 Albatrosses 78 Petrels and Shearwaters 84 Penguins 100 Frigatebirds 102 Boobies 104 Darter 106 Cormorants 106 Pelican 108 Stork 108 Cranes 108 Herons and Bitterns 110 Ibises and Spoonbills 116 Osprey 118 Kites, Hawks, and Eagles 118 Falcons 128 Rails, Crakes, and Coots 130 Bustard 136 Stone-curlews 136 Stilts and Avocets 138 Oystercatchers 138 Plovers 140 Jacana 146 Painted-snipe 148 Sandpipers and Snipes 148 Buttonquail 162 Pratincoles 166 Plains-wanderer 166 Skuas 168 Gulls and Terns 170 Cockatoos 180 Parrots 186 Cuckoos 202 Owls 208 Barn Owls 210 Kingfishers 212 Dollarbird 216 Bee-eater 216 Pittas 218 Lyrebirds 220 Australasian Treecreepers 222 Bowerbirds 224 Australasian Wrens 228 Scrubbirds 242 Bristlebirds 242 Australasian Warblers 244 Pardalotes 260 Honeyeaters 262 Australasian Babblers 298 Logrunners 300 Quail-thrushes and Whipbirds 302 Cuckooshrikes 306 Sittella 310 Whistlers and Allies 310 Figbird and Orioles 318 Woodswallows 320 Butcherbirds and Currawongs 324 Fantails 328 Crows 330 Monarchs 332 Australian Mudnesters 338 Birds-of-paradise 340 Drongo 342 Australasian Robins 342 Larks 352 Pipit and Wagtail 352 Grassbirds 352 Cisticolas 354 Reed Warbler 354 White-eyes 356 Mistletoebird 356 Sunbird 356 Swallows and Martins 358 Thrushes 360 Estrildid Finches 362 Old World Sparrows 370 Finches 370 Starlings 372 Bulbul 372 ABBREVIATIONS 374 GLOSSARY 375 PHOTO CREDITS 380 INDEX OF SPECIES 381

ISBN: 9780691157276
ISBN-10: 0691157278
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 9th November 2014
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.99

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