The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds
P, P & R Slater
This guide to the identification and classification of all the birds so far recorded in Australia, including Tasmania, 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 this guide more than 775 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 separate sub-species or races, together with their distribution. The book also includes species distribution maps, which enable the watcher to tell at a 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.
This book is a must for naturalists and enthusiasts alike visiting Australia. 414 pages.
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