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Australian Bird Names
A Complete Guide
352 pages, 245 x 170 mm
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
2013 Whitley Award Commendation for Zoological Resource.
Australian Bird Names is aimed at anyone with an interest in birds, words, or the history of Australian biology and bird-watching. It discusses common and scientific names of every Australian bird, to tease out the meanings, which may be useful, useless or downright misleading!
The authors examine every species: its often many-and-varied common names, its full scientific name, with derivation, translation and a guide to pronunciation. Stories behind the name are included, as well as relevant aspects of biology, conservation and history. Original descriptions, translated by the authors, have been sourced for many species. As well as being a book about names this is a book about the history of ever-developing understandings of birds, about the people who contributed and, most of all, about the birds themselves.
Best 100 Birdwatching Sites in Australia
256 pages, 210 x 148 mm
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
Where can you see 400,000 breeding pairs of rockhopper penguins? Where is the best place in Australia to observe Yellow Chats? And where is the only place in Australia you can have a close encounter with nesting Lesser Noddies? Well-known birder and author of How Many Birds Is That?, Why Watch Birds? and John Gould's Extinct and Endangered Birds of Australia, Sue Taylor will make you want to pack your binoculars and hit the road, as she takes you on a tour of her top 100 Australian birdwatching sites: from suburban parks to remote off-shore islands.
The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia
By Graham Pizzey, Frank Knight, Sarah Pizzey (Edited by)
The definitive and most respected guide to Australian bird identification and a must for both experts and amateurs. First published in 1980, Graham Pizzey's field guide combines a depth and breadth of knowledge with beautiful, full-colour illustrations by Frank Knight. This 9th edition is even more user-friendly than the 8th edition. The species entries are ordered as per the new taxonomic order of C&B 2008 and the guide is more suitable to be used as a quick reference due to the inclusion of associated colour-tabs. It has also been brought up-to-date with the inclusion of a number of new species, encompassing significantly more Vagrants (very occasional visitors to Australia, mostly storm assisted) which will have their own discrete Vagrants section at the back of the book. It also contains a longer Quick Reference Guide than the 8th edition, spanning over a few pages, with presenting images alongside the species group names.
Field Guide to the Birds of Australia
by Ken Simpson and Nicolas Day
Since it was first published in 1984, Simpson and Day's Field Guide to the Birds of Australia has been one of the most respected bird guides in the country. The guide contains 132 superb full-colour plates showing all Australian bird species; key points of identification using the latest classification system; distribution maps for all species; over 900 black-and-white line illustrations; breeding information; a vagrant bird bulletin; a core library list; and easy-to-use indexes. This edition has been revised and updated, including some beautiful new plates.
Field Guide to Australian Birds Author Michael K. Morcombe Edition 2, illustrated, revised Publisher Steve Parish Pub., Length 448 pages
Essential information on 850 bird species with many illustrations both of birds and nests and eggs - Colour distribution maps.
The essential handbook for the care and rehabilitation of native birds, as more and more fall victim to the influence of people and habitat destruction.
John Gould's Extinct and Endangered Birds
By Sue Taylor
In 1838, John Gould, the father of Australian ornithology, visited Australia with the intention of gathering material for his great work on Australian birds. In the resulting publication, The Birds of Australia: In Seven Volumes (1848), and the accompanying Supplement (1869), Gould named, for the first time, no fewer than 32 Australian bird species. Gould's words about the Norfolk Island Kaka were prophetic - the last bird of its kind died in a cage in London in 1851. Since then, a number of other species illustrated in The Birds of Australia have become extinct and others are now facing extinction. John Gould's Extinct and Endangered Birds of Australia features 59 plates of birds from Gould's eight-volume work, birds that today are threatened or that no longer exist. Featuring exquisite full-colour lithographs reproduced from the National Library of Australia's copy of The Birds of Australia, this book gives an insight into the history of each bird's European discovery, as well as its subsequent fortunes or misfortunes.
Author: AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC
Description: A practical pocket-sized journal for your bird observations. includes a comprehensive bird list for Australia
Publisher: AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC
Dimensions: 9.50 and 14.50 cm