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The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds : Second Edition - Peter Slater

The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds

Second Edition

Paperback

Published: 16th September 2009
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This guide to the identification and classification of all the birds so far recorded in Australia is designed for use in the field, to slip easily into a hip-pocket, backpack, or glovebox.

The illustrations have been planned to enable easy comparison between similar species. The text emphasises the best way to differentiate each species, with a key sentence setting out the most helpful characteristics to watch for.

In the Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds, more than 750 species are described and illustrated in 157 superbly painted plates. The concise and informative text details the different plumages of male and female birds, variations between adult and juvenile birds, information on seperate sub-species or races, together with their range.

The book also includes species distribution maps, which enable the watcher to tell at a glance whether the particular bird is within its area, or is perhaps a rare visitor. In addition, the eggs of all species that actually breed in Australia are illustrated. A concise description of the nest is given as well. The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds is a must for naturalists and enthusiasts alike visiting Australia.

About the Author

Peter Slater has been interested in birds since early childhood and has studied nearly every Australian species in the field. He has written or illustrated more than twenty books on Natural History. The paintings for this volume took about six years to complete, with superb detail and definition, each bird being carefully checked for colour accuracy.

Over 150 full-colour plates

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Excellent bird guide!

5

Overall an excellent guide, well illustrated and informative!

Tamworth, NSW

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Top book on our Australian Birds. Well presented etc

5

great stuf

Australian

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very handy

5

OK, well I obviously haven't read the whole thing: it's a reference book. But I have had it for years (Christmas 1990) and it's a brilliant book to have on the shelf. Recently we have been taking Mum to the duck pond to get her out of the Care Facility and there are quite a lot of different ducks and birds. I wanted to know what the one with the red beak and frontal shield and the blue breast was. Because of the great colour plates, I was able to flick through and identify it from pp96-97 as an Eastern Swamp Hen. Also the Dusky Moorhen and the Eurasian Coot. It will stay on my shelves.

Thirroul

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New to Bird watching

4

I have recently become interested in the birds that come to our garden. This book is an easy reference with easy to follow pictures and simple information

Victoria Australia

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Bird Encyclopedia!

5

The best bird guide for Australian birds! Variety of species in the book, perfectly complete.

Sydney, AU

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Glad I bought it.

3

Interested in birds so found the book helpful, but not easy to find a particular bird unless you have some idea of what you're looking for. It's like a bird dictionary ... you have to have a starting point to know where to look. But it's still useful and interesting.

NSW Australia

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Very good. The only problem is the index.

3

The index assumes you know what you you are looking for. For example, you look-up Dron.. so you can go to the page - no chance. You have to know the exact description, so in this example you have to look under S as it's S< whatever>Dron.. - go figure. And the Latin descriptions are about as much use as Roman numerals. PS This review is so pathetic I cannot type the actual name of the bird - a beautiful black (whoops can I use that word) bird that is very acrobatic. Apparently the real name is a profanity !

Noosa

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A must have for any bird lovers

5

Has a plastic cover to protect it when you use it hiking outdoors and solidly constructed so can deal with being thrown in the backpack or jacket pocket. When not hiking its on our kitchen bench so we can identify birds in our garden

Melbourne

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Easy to use field guide

4

Excellent field guide for the serious bird watcher

Melbourne, Au

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Great identification guide

4

Easy to use visual guide, images directly opposite info and logical categorisation. Could do with more in-flight (from below) images of birds of prey.

Queensland, AU

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The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds

4.4 17

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ISBN: 9781877069635
ISBN-10: 1877069639
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 414
Published: 16th September 2009
Publisher: NEW HOLLAND PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 11.9  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 691
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised