New Holland, June 2018, 96 pages
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.
New Holland, June 2018, 96 pages
|Dimensions||17.8 x 12.7 cm|
This revised second edition illustrates in colour the 217 birds likely to be seen in and around the ACT. It has easy-to-follow descriptions in a compact format.
Only local birds are shown making this pocket Field Guide much simpler to use than comprehensive national guides.
McComas Taylor has been watching birds in Canberra for over 30 years and has written, broadcast and lectured on the subject. His other major project (now out of print) was the Birds of the ACT: An Atlas with the Canberra Ornithologists Group. He lives close to the bush in Ainslie where he pursues interests in publishing, the environment and Asia.
Nicholas Day is widely recognised as one of Australia`s foremost wildlife artists. His work encompasses exhibitions, commissions, illustrations and fine art prints. He has exhibited in Tokyo and at the International Miniature Exhibition on Toronto. He illustrated the Field Guide to the Birds of Australia by Ken Simpson.
The city of Brisbane has more species recorded than for any other Australian capital. In Brisbane, birds are never very far away, whether chattering among the street trees, drinking in city fountains, or nesting high on multi-storey office blocks. It is possible to see at least 30 different species on a casual walk through the Central Business District. Birds of Brisbane includes 138 full-colour photographs and concise information to help birdwatchers identify more than 100 species of birds that are likely to be seen in the heart of Brisbane.
Eagles are awe-inspiring birds that have influenced much human endeavour. Australia is home to three eagle species, and in Melanesia there are four additional endemic species. A further three large Australian hawks are eagle-like. Eagles, being at the top of the food chain, are sensitive ecological barometers of human impact on the Earth’s ecosystem services, and all of the six Australian species covered in this book are threatened in at least some states (one also nationally). Three of the four Melanesian tropical forest endemics are threatened or near-threatened. In Australasian Eagles and Eagle-like Birds, Dr Stephen Debus provides a 25-year update of knowledge on these 10 species as a supplement to the Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds (‘HANZAB’) and recent global treatises, based partly on his own field studies. Included are the first nest or prey records for some Melanesian species. This book places the Australasian species in their regional and global context, reviews their population status and threats, provides new information on their ecology, and suggests what needs to be done in order to ensure the future of these magnificent birds.
Australasian Eagles and Eagle-like Birds is an invaluable resource for raptor biologists, birdwatchers, wildlife rescuers and carers, raptor rehabilitators and zookeepers.
Raptors are popular and iconic birds, and are important ecologically, with some species listed as threatened. Yet they are among the most difficult birds to identify. This fully updated Third Edition of the popular and award-winning field guide Birds of Prey of Australia contains two sections: a field guide with distribution maps, detailed illustrations and information on identification; and a handbook which includes an overview of the current knowledge about raptors, including their biology, ecology and behaviour. An illustrated section on difficult-to-distinguish species pairs is also included, along with new photographs.
Birds of Prey of Australia will appeal to a wide range of readers, including ornithologists, raptor biologists, birdwatchers, wildlife rescuers/carers, raptor rehabilitators, zookeepers, naturalists, bushwalkers, ecological consultants, fauna authorities, park rangers, state forestry personnel and students.