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Complete Guide to Australian Birds - George Adams

Complete Guide to Australian Birds

Paperback Published: 19th November 2018
ISBN: 9780143787082
Number Of Pages: 576

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This book is the most up-to-date guide to Australian birds available. Written in everyday language, with crisp, brilliant digital images taken in the wild, this authoritative guide includes-
- The first entry and photograph of the previously believed extinct Night Parrot
- The recently recognised as a full specie Lesser Sooty Owl
- The Thick-billed Grasswren
- All seven species of Quail-thrush
- The Paperbark Flycatcher
- Rare photographs of the male Superb Lyrebird in courtship display
- The Bustard in courtship plumage
- The male Magnificent Riflebird in its courtship dance
- The first photograph of a nesting colony of Australian Swiftlets taken in a deep, dark cave in tropical Queensland . . . and much more.

Beyond a field guide, this book is divided into 27 chapters, with each chapter opening with fascinating background information. The easily accessible information on each bird includes- common and scientific names, size, description, behaviour, preferred habitat, feeding habits, voice, status and breeding. Distribution maps are arranged next to the photographic illustrations of the bird.

A binocular icon indicates 'hot spots' to find particular birds.

All wild birds that have been regularly recorded on the Australian mainland, Tasmania and offshore continental islands and oceans, including sub-species where the differences are recognisable in the field, have been included and photographed.

Features over 1400 photographs by some of Australia's best wildlife photographers, including Colin Cock, Michael Schmid, Eric Sohn Joo Tan, Duade Patton, John Anderson, Alwyn Simple, Peter Jacobs, Andrew Bell, Tony Ashton, Nolan Caldwell, Chris Wiley, Maureen Goninan, Marlene Lyelle and George Adams to name but a few.

This book will be enjoyed by beginners and seasoned 'birdos' alike.

Easy to use

5

This book is easy to use in the field and each bird has a couple of different photographs which makes identification easier. Good little map showing where they are found and it's divided into easy to use categories. Highly recommend.

Ipswich

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The Best Bird Identification Book by Far!

5

I have owned many Bird Identification book over the years, but this one is, by far, the best. Accurate photos with true-to-life colours take away the guess work and help identify birds observed. A pleasure to look through and very informative as well. A wonderful gift or a special treat for yourself!

Melbourne

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The Complete Guide to Australian Birds is great

4

The Complete Guide to Australian Birds is a field guide - lavishly illustrated with excellent photographs and with a well thought out, convenient layout. My only issue is that it does not include accounts of some of the rarer vagrant bird species that visit Australia, so you will need another guide that includes them as well.

Perth

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Beautiful and informative

5

Clear photos for identifying the birds, well set out, very informative. Even when you aren't trying to find a bird you have seen it is interesting to look at the diverse species. It even has those rare ground parrots that were thought extinct.

Brisbane

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Great reference book

5

Great Bird watching reference book

Brisbane

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Very informative

5

Very informative for bird lovers. Stunning photos. Went back to it over and over.

Bassendean WA

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Fantastic reference, great pictures

5

If you're wanting to identify a bird this book is a must

Outer Melbourne

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A perfect coffee table book or Christmas gift!

5

A wonderful reference book, a beautiful coffee table book and has also been a perfect Christmas gift!

Sydney

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ISBN: 9780143787082
ISBN-10: 014378708X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 19th November 2018
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.8  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 1.26
Edition Number: 1

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