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The Australian Bird GuideArtist/Author: Menkhorst, Peter, Danny Rogers and Rohan Clarke.
The most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated field guide to Australia’s unique birdlife.
Australia’s avifauna is large, diverse and spectacular, reflecting the continent’s impressive range of habitats and evolutionary history. With specially commissioned paintings of over 900 species, The Australian Bird Guide is the most comprehensive field guide to Australian birds ever seen.
The guide features around 4700 colour illustrations, with particular emphasis on providing the fine detail required to identify difficult groups and distinctive plumages. Comprehensive species accounts have been written by a dedicated team of ornithologists to ensure identification details, distribution and status are current and accurate.
The Australian Bird Guide sets a new standard in field guides, providing an indispensable reference for all birders and naturalists looking to explore Australia’s magnificent and unique birdlife.
Winner of the 2017 Whitley Medal
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Birds of Prey of Australia: A Field Guide (Second Edition)Artist/Author: Debus, Stephen.
This Second Edition illustrated field guide to diurnal raptors, a bird group that many people find among the most difficult birds to identify. Iconic and popular birds, raptors are important ecologically as well as in legislation, with some species listed as threatened. An aid to identification, this book also provides a brief overview of the biology of raptors and an indication of the current state of knowledge on them. The book has been completely revised and updated, with 15 years of new data, a section on difficult species-pairs (split-images providing direct contrast), and rearranged in modern field-guide format, making it easy to use and enabling rapid identification of ‘difficult’ raptors. Illustrated with 26 plates from the Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds, along with other illustrations depicting flight, soaring, display, feeding, hunting, and courtship. In this new edition, the split images are from the HANZAB plates but haven’t been published in that format before. There is also one new plate, the Oriental honey-buzzard, and the photographs are all new.
Stephen Debus has undertaken research on and written about raptors for 30 years. He completed a PhD and postdoctoral research in Zoology, on declining woodland birds. He now works as an ecological consultant, and is an honorary research associate at UNE, doing projects on various raptors. He co-edits the BOCA journal Australian Field Ornithology, edits the Australasian Raptor Association (ARA) journal Boobook, and serves on the Australian Bird Study Association committee. Stephen has authored field guides on raptors and owls and participated in several Red Goshawk projects.
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