The Australian Bird Guide by Peter Menkhorst

The Australian Bird Guide

byPeter Menkhorst, Danny Rogers, Rohan Clarke

Paperback | May 16, 2017

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A new in-depth field guide to Australian birds

The Australian avifauna is large, diverse, and spectacular, reflecting the continent''s impressive habitats and evolutionary history. Looking at more than 900 species,The Australian Bird Guideis the most comprehensive field guide on Australian birds available, and contains by far the best coverage of southern seabirds. With 249 color plates containing 4,000 stunning images, this book offers a far more in-depth treatment of subspecies, rarities, and overall plumage variation than comparative guides. The artwork meets the highest standards, and the text is rigorously accurate and current in terms of identification details, distribution, and status.The Australian Bird Guidesets a new bar for coverage of Australia''s remarkable avifauna and is indispensable to all birders and naturalists interested in this area of the world, including the southern oceans.

  • Brand-new guide with an attractive look and design
  • 249 color plates containing 4,000 superb images by some of the most talented illustrators working in Australia today
  • Every bird species in Australia is covered (more than 900), including subspecies and rarities
  • Up-to-date maps reflect the latest information on distribution
  • Accurate and detailed text

Peter Menkhorstis a principal scientist with the Victorian government and has forty years'' experience in ecological research and the survey and management of Australian mammals and birds. He is the author ofA Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia.Danny Rogersis an ornithologist specializing in shorebird ecology and patterns of feath...
Title:The Australian Bird GuideFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:560 pages, 9.5 X 6.5 X 0 inShipping dimensions:560 pages, 9.5 X 6.5 X 0 inPublished:May 16, 2017Publisher:Princeton University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:069117301X

ISBN - 13:9780691173016

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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Table of Contents

Foreword V

Alphabetical quick reference to bird groups VI

Acknowledgements IX

Constructing the guide 1

Identifying birds 8

Birding in Australia 17

A guide for birders to the evolution and classification of Australian birds 23

Key to abbreviations and symbols 30

Species accounts 32

Checklist of species 532

Glossary 546

Index 549

Editorial Reviews

"This guide contains lots of great information, which will make field identification of problematic species much easier. Clearly, the authors and artists know their subjects well. Given its comprehensive coverage of all species, the book will get wide usage among visitors and resident birders."-Iain Campbell, coauthor of Birds of Australia: A Photographic Guide