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Australian Geographic Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of AustraliaArtist/Author: Ingwersen, Dean
This easy-to-use identification guide to 280 bird species in Australia, including the most commonly seen and rare endemic species, is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from one of Australia’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers climate, vegetation, biogeography and the key sites for viewing the listed species. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the birds of Australia encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, IUCN status.
Pocket Field Guide to Birdlife of QueenslandArtist/Author: Morcombe, MichaelA unique feature of this book is the front section, which showcases 38 of Queensland’s most sought-after birds, illustrated with stunning photographs selected or taken by Morcombe. Information about the best places and times to spot these birds includes precise GPS coordinates.
Pocket Field Guide to Birdlife of Western AustraliaArtist/Author: Morcombe, Michael
Michael Morcombe’s two best-selling Field Guide to Australian Birds have been received with delight by birdwatchers throughout Australia and overseas. Now Morcombe has produced a series of handy Pocket Guides covering each State of Australia, plus a separate volume for migratory and sea birds. This Western Australia guide is the second of the series to be released. A unique feature of this book is the front section, which showcases 45 of Western Australia’s most sought-after birds, illustrated with stunning photographs selected or taken by Morcombe. Information about the best places and times to spot these birds includes precise GPS coordinates.
• Detailed illustrations of all the species, subspecies, males, females and juveniles that can be found in Western Australia, with essential species information accompanying each illustration
• Information about the best places and times to spot them, including precise GPS coordinates
• QuickFind system of colour tags gives easy reference to bird families and is cross-referenced to the Quick Index and Guide to Family Groups
Pocket Field Guide to Birds of TasmaniaArtist/Author: Morcombe, Michale
Michael Morcombe has produced a series of handy Pocket Guides. This Tasmania guide is the third of the series to be released.
A unique feature of this book is the front section, which showcases over 30 of Tasmania’s most sough-after birds, illustrated with stunning photographs selected or taken by Morcombe. Information about the best places and times to spot these birds includes precise GPS coordinates. Also included is a beautifully illustrated 136 page section on the nests and eggs of Australian birds.
Night Parrot: Australia’s Most Elusive BirdArtist/Author: Olsen, Penny
For well over a century, the Night Parrot lured its seekers into Australia’s vast, arid outback. From the beginning it was a mysterious bird. Fewer than 30 specimens were collected before it all but disappeared, offering only fleeting glimpses and the occasional mummified body as proof of its continued existence. Protected by spinifex and darkness, the parrot attained almost mythical status: a challenge to birdwatchers and an inspiration to poets, novelists and artists.
Night Parrot documents the competitiveness and secrecy, the triumphs and adventures of the history of the bird and its followers, culminating in the recent discovery of live birds at a few widely scattered locations. It describes what we are now unravelling about the mysteries of its biology and ecology and what is still left to learn. Complemented by guest essays, illustrations and photographs from a wide variety of sources, this book sheds light on Australia’s most elusive bird.
Contributions to the History of Australasian Ornithology: Volume IVArtist/Author: Davis, William E, Walter E Boles, Harry F Recher (Editors)
Nuttall Ornithological Club Memoir No. 23. The fourth and last of four volumes on the history of Australasian ornithology, and is an important contribution to the field. It contains chapters on Australian ornithologist Gregory Mathews, the history of ornithology at the Queensland Museum, father and son Australian naturalists John and James Cockerell, ornithology at the South Australian Museum, and a history of ornithology in Western Australia. Most of the chapters are written by people who participated in making the history they write about, and they bring to the account personal experience, an intimate knowledge of the subject matter, and rich anecdotal material that adds a distinctive character to descriptive and interpretive history.
Volume I (see stock ID 11789), Volume II (see stock ID 13845), Volume III (see stock ID 16480)
Contributions to the History of Australasian Ornithology: Volume IIIArtist/Author: Davis, William E., Walter E. Boles, Harry F. Recher (Editors.)
Nuttall Ornithological Club Memoir No. 22. The third of four volumes on the history of Australasian ornithology, is an important contribution to the field. This volume contains chapters on the history of Tasmanian ornithology, ornithological exploration of New Guinea, avian paleontology, an autobiography of ornithologist James Allen Keast, and ornithology in the Top End of the Northern Territory.
Most of the chapters are written by people who participated in making the history they write about, and they bring to the accounts personal experience, an intimate knowledge of the subject matter, and rich anecdotal material that adds a distinctive character to descriptive and interpretive history.
Volume I (see stock ID 11789), Volume II (see stock ID 13845), Volume IV (see stock ID 16482)
Our Birds: Nilimurrungu Wayin MalanynhaArtist/Author: Stubbs, Siena
A delightful gift book of birds from around Yirrkala, which is Siena’s home in North East Arnhem Land. This beautiful liitle book includes the English and Yolŋu names of the birds and their Yolŋu moiety. In Yolŋu culture, everything is divided into two moieties: Yirritja and Dhuwa – and as a result all things are classified, from a body of water to a specific type of tree and all our birds. Birds give themselves their Yolŋu name by the sounds they make.
‘There are so many birds in Arnhem Land it is difficult to keep count’, says Siena, however she has been able to capture some for this whimsical little title. Our Birds also includes beautifully captured landscapes from a child’s perspective.
When Siena was 12 years old, she took up photography on her iPad, but was gifted a camera from her aunty. In a short period of time, Siena was an avid photographer and had published her own book of birds. This book is the result of that inspiration.
Glimpses of Australian Birdlife (Paperback)Artist/Author: Slater, Peter, Sally Elmer, Raoul Slater
In Glimpses of Australian Birds, authors Peter Slater & Sally Elmer with Raoul Slater take us into the world of birds as they see it. To photograph this book, Raoul Slater spent days sitting in hides with primitive cameras or lugging clumsy and heavy equipment through the wilderness. Some of the results are here – others were taken with the latest state-of-the-art digital cameras. Also available in hard cover.
An Uncertain Future: Australian Birdlife in DangerArtist/Author: Maslen, Geoffrey
In An Uncertain Future, Geoffrey Maslen takes us into the fascinating lives of Australian birds, showing us how intelligent they are, the significant threats they face due to disappearing habitats and climate change and how essential these angels of the air are to our own survival. Soaring through the skies, light as the air itself, birds are the closest creatures we have to angels on the planet. They bring song and beauty to our lives, and they play a significant role in sustaining Earth’s ecosystems. But birds are also facing the threat of extinction. Drawing on numerous interviews with researchers and biologists studying birdlife in Australia and dozens of scientific reports from around the world, Maslen reveals a dire picture of what plummeting bird populations means for humanity.
The Vision and Passion of William T. Cooper: A RetrospectiveArtist/Author: Cooper, Wendy (Editor)
A catalogue of images published in association with the exhibition The Vision of William T. Cooper: A Retrospective presented at the Tableland Regional Gallery in Atherton, from 1st September – 26th November 2017.
Grasswrens: Australian Outback IdentitiesArtist/Author: Black, Andrew and Peter Gower.
Provides a natural history of grasswrens in Australia followed by details of each species.