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The Australian Bird Guide - Peter Menkhorst

Paperback

Published: 2nd May 2017
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Australia's avifauna is large, diverse and spectacular, reflecting the continent's impressive range of habitats and evolutionary history. With specially commissioned paintings of over 900 species, The Australian Bird Guide is the most comprehensive field guide to Australian birds ever seen.

The guide features close to 250 stunning colour plates, with particular emphasis on providing the fine detail required to identify difficult groups and distinctive plumages. Comprehensive species accounts have been written by a dedicated team of ornithologists to ensure identification details, distribution and status are current and accurate.

The Australian Bird Guide sets a new standard in field guides, providing an indispensable reference for all birders and naturalists looking to explore Australia's magnificent and unique birdlife.

About the Author

Peter Menkhorst is a principal scientist with the Victorian government and has forty years' experience in ecological research and the survey and management of Australian mammals and birds. He is the author of A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia.

Danny Rogers is an ornithologist specializing in shorebird ecology and patterns of feather molt in birds, and works for the Victorian government environment department.

Rohan Clarke is a lecturer in vertebrate ecology at the School of Biological Sciences, Monash University.

Jeff Davies is a Melbourne-based artist who specializes in portraits of Australian birds and their environments.

Peter Marsack is an award-winning wildlife artist based in Canberra.

Kim Franklin is a freelance artist and illustrator who has exhibited worldwide and is based in Adelaide.

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4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

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93%

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  • Informative (11)
  • Easy to read (4)
  • Deserves multiple readings (3)
  • Well written (3)

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Latest up to date "The Australian BIRD GUIDE

This book is well set out - easy to follow - IMPORTANT - to READ the first 30 pages to have a grounding and understanding on how to Book is SET OUT. An invaluable...Read complete review

This book is well set out - easy to follow - IMPORTANT - to READ the first 30 pages to have a grounding and understanding on how to Book is SET OUT. An invaluable Guide which should be complimented by using a "Field Guide" when making observations.

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Encyclopaedic guide to birds

I heard this described as small enough to use as a field guide. This couldn't be further from the truth - the book is enormous-if you like comprehensive-
this is for you. ...Read complete review

I heard this described as small enough to use as a field guide. This couldn't be further from the truth - the book is enormous-if you like comprehensive-
this is for you. But too big and heavy for my needs since it will have to stay at home.

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5.0

most useful volume for anyone interested in Australian birds

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from Perth, WA.

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This book provides the usual information about birds one would expect in a field guide, together with an easy and intuitive system for finding a likely bird and the details needed to differentiate between similar species. Recommended.

 
5.0

Great bird book

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from Sydney

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      For the car

       
      4.0

      Informative

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      from wodonga

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        Great reference book for all who are interested in birds

         
        5.0

        Fantastic book - great to identify birds and sub-species.

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        from Charleville, Queensland, Australia

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          Greatly informative

           
          5.0

          Great Reference Book

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          from Rangeville, Australia

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          • Deserves Multiple Readings

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            This Australian bird reference book provides the best range of illustrations, of all reference books, to assist in identification of the bird before your eyes or on your camera screen. Not just the standard single view, but often a variety of views where this will assist in identification.,

             
            3.0

            Encyclopaedic guide to birds

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            from Brisbane

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            • Informative

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            • Not What I Expected

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            • Reference

            I heard this described as small enough to use as a field guide. This couldn't be further from the truth - the book is enormous-if you like comprehensive-
            this is for you. But too big and heavy for my needs since it will have to stay at home.

             
            4.0

            A brilliant book for The serious amateur 'Birder'

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            from Wellington Point, Quensland.

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            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Read
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              Excellent images of a variety, Good descriptive differentiation of sexes. will take many days of detailed reading for those interested in defining species and varietal identification.

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              5.0

              Bird is the word

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              from Sesame St

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                Amazingly detailed and beautiful pictures, excellent descriptions. I was hoping for more recipes, but what can you do.

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                The Australian Bird Guide

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                from New South Wales Australia

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                  This is a great book for easy look up of bird varieties - very clear and informative.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I bought this a gift for friends and they love it

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                  from Bendigo

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                    Thanks for great service.

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                    ISBN: 9780643097544
                    ISBN-10: 0643097546
                    Audience: General
                    Format: Paperback
                    Language: English
                    Number Of Pages: 576
                    Published: 2nd May 2017
                    Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
                    Country of Publication: AU
                    Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.0
                    Weight (kg): 1.4