The Australian Bird Guide

The Australian Bird Guide


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691173016
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 05/16/2017
Series: Princeton Field Guides , #113
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 540,526
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Peter Menkhorst is 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 of A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia. Danny Rogers is an ornithologist specializing in shorebird ecology and patterns of feather molt in birds, and works for the Victorian government environment department. Rohan Clarke is a lecturer in vertebrate ecology at the School of Biological Sciences, Monash University. Jeff Davies is a Melbourne-based artist who specializes in portraits of Australian birds and their environments. Peter Marsack is an award-winning wildlife artist based in Canberra. Kim Franklin is a freelance artist and illustrator who has exhibited worldwide and is based in Adelaide.

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

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