Handbook of Australian, New Zealand, and Antarctic Birds: Volume 1: Ratites to Ducks (2 book set…

Hardcover | April 1, 1991

EditorS. Marchant, P. J. HigginsIllustratorJeff Davies

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This encyclopaedic reference book will cover all 900 species (including those recently extinct) occurring in Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica, and in the Australian and New Zealand dependencies and subantarctic islands. To be produced in five volumes, it will be the most authoritativeand up-to-date handbook of the birds of Australasia. Volume 1 covers emus to ducks - 196 species of which 162 breed in the region. The text for each bird includes field identification, habitat, distribution, movements, food, voice, social organization and behaviour, breeding, and plumage. There are superb colour illustrations of every species,showing developmental and seasonal changes in the plumage and bare parts. Distribution both within and beyond the range is shown on maps. Line drawings of displays and other postures, diagrams of the annual cycle of each species, and sonagrams of important calls are also included.

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This encyclopaedic reference book will cover all 900 species (including those recently extinct) occurring in Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica, and in the Australian and New Zealand dependencies and subantarctic islands. To be produced in five volumes, it will be the most authoritativeand up-to-date handbook of the birds of Austra...

S.Marchant and P.J. Higgins are both members of the Royal Australian Ornithological Union.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:10.43 × 7.68 × 3.35 inPublished:April 1, 1991Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195530683

ISBN - 13:9780195530681

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'The colour illustrastions by J.N. Davies are all excellent ... So not only can we warmly welcome the publication of this series of handbooks, but also eagerly await the appearance of the remaining four volumes.'Egretta, Vogelkundliche Nachrichten aus Osterreich 1993, Heft 2 (Book 2)