Handbook of Australian, New Zealand, and Antarctic Birds: Volume 4: Parrots to Dollarbirds

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorP. J. Higgins

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Volume 4 of HANZAB covers 119 species, of which 107 breed in the region. They include some of the most spectacular birds found in HANZAB, such as cockatoos and cockatriel; parrots, fig-parrots, rosellas and lorikeets; cuckoos and koels; owls; barn owls; frog mouths; nightjars; goatsuckers ornighthawks; owlet-nightjars; swifts; kingfishers; bee-eaters; dollarbirds. The information is presented in sections; field identification, habitat, distribution and population, movements, food, social organization, social behavioura, voice, breeding, plumages, and external morphology. The accountsinclude black and white illustrations of behavioural postures and plumage features, maps showing breeding and non-breeding distribution, sonograms of calls and songs, and diagrams of timing of breeding and moulting. The accounts conclude with a full list of references.

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Volume 4 of HANZAB covers 119 species, of which 107 breed in the region. They include some of the most spectacular birds found in HANZAB, such as cockatoos and cockatriel; parrots, fig-parrots, rosellas and lorikeets; cuckoos and koels; owls; barn owls; frog mouths; nightjars; goatsuckers ornighthawks; owlet-nightjars; swifts; kingfis...

The Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union (RAOU) was founded in 1901 to promote the study and conservation of the native bird species of Australia and adjacent regions.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195530713

ISBN - 13:9780195530711

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'...HANZAB is the 'antipodean' equivilent of BWP-by the same publisher...This is a key reference book and i recommend it to anyone with a serious interest in antipodean birds.It will be a long time before anyone can outdo this major work' IBIS