This is the completely revised eighth edition of Australia's best-selling field guide, with close to 600,000 copies sold. In 132 colour plates of remarkable beauty and precision, Nicolas Day captures the details of all 780 of Australia's birds. Succinct text by Ken Simpson and other experts gives key points of identification for every species, as well as information about the birds' abundance and patterns of movement. Detailed colour distribution maps accompany the species text.
This updated edition includes three replacement plates, eleven additional rare species, taxonomic revisions, and additional colour as well as black-and-white illustrations. "The Vagrant Bird Bulletin" contains illustrations and a map for all rare species. A useful breeding summary for every species gives immediate information regarding their annual breeding cycles. All readers, whether beginning or experienced birdwatchers, ornithologists, students, or travellers, will find "Birds of Australia" an unrivalled companion for discovering the unique birdlife of this remarkable continent.
This title includes 132 superb full-colour plates and more than 900 black-and-white line illustrations. It is updated with 3 replacement plates, 11 additional rare species, taxonomic revisions, and expanded illustrations. It features "Vagrant Bird Bulletin" with illustrations and a map for all rare species.
By: Ken Simpson, Nicolas Day and Peter Trusler
Paperback: 382 pages, 132 plates with colour illustrations, 1000 black & white line drawings, colour distribution maps