First published in 1980, Graham Pizzey's Field Guide to Australian Birds combines a depth and breadth of knowledge with beautiful, fullÃ¢ colour illustrations and a clear writing style. The result is a definitive and internationally acclaimed guide to Australian birdlife. Now fully updated ...Show more
Written and illustrated by bird expert, Michael Morcombe, this is the most comprehensive field guide to Australian birds published. Simple, clear design links text and paintings; unique system of organisation of information; includes breeding section; maps define variances in ranges and subspecies.
'The owls are not what they seem'. From ancient Babylon, to Edward Lear's "The Owl and the Pussycat" and the grandiloquent, absent-minded Wol from Winnie the Pooh, to David Lynch's "Twin Peaks", owls have woven themselves into the fabric of human culture from earliest times. Beautiful, silent, pitiless ...Show more
Information is organized simply, with individual species entries describing key characteristics such as where they are found, food requirements and behavioural habits. Each entry is accompanied by colour photographs and, where appropriate, distribution maps. A key feature of the text is the "gee whiz" s ...Show more
The beauty of these birds, such as the tiny delicate Emuwren that lives exclusively among Spinifex clumps, the unmistakable majestic Wedge-tailed Eagle and the elusive Chestnut-breasted Whiteface of the gibber plains of South Australia, are all captured in their natural environments by peripatetic natur ...Show more
Fascinating Australian Birds looks at both better-known and special-interest birds, many of which are likely to be seen where Australians live and travel. It features beautiful full colour illustrations and handy facts about each bird's habitat, nesting habits and activities. Perfect as a gift, field gu ...Show more