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The Complete Guide to Australian Birds

The Complete Guide to Australian Birds

by George Adams

A compact and up-to-date photographic guide to Australia’s birds from the author of Birdscaping Australian Gardens.

Format
Paperback
Category
Non-Fiction
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Publish Date
November 2018

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.

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