Tracks, Scats and Other Traces: A Field Guide to Australian Mammals
This book is an enlarged and updated successor to Mammal Tracks and Signs: A Field guide for South-Eastern Australia, which won the Whitley Award for the Best Field Guide in 1984. Tracks, Scats and Other Traces covers all Australian States and Territories, contains hundreds of newillustrations and extensive new text, and is organised in a different format for easier identification of the visible traces left by Australian mammals in their passage. It is divided into four sections, each of which has a Key for easy identification: * Tracks. Line drawings of 'perfect' tracks are matched with photographs of the same tracks in sand or mud. * Scats of 128 species of mammals are illustrated in full colour. A selection of scats and a distribution map and habitat information are given for each species. In addition, pellets and scats of birds, reptiles and invertebrates are illustrated. * Shelters, Feeding Signs and Other Traces provides detailed descriptions and over 70 colour photographs of the distinctive traces of mammals. * Bones. 40 full page plates of skulls, lower jaws, humeri and femurs cover 38 of the more commonly found species, plus a detailed guide which covers all mammal groups. Naturalists, both amateur and professional, are becoming increasingly aware of the value of the indirect methods of finding and identifying mammals. This handbook of detection will be an essential companion, to be kept in the pocket, backpack or car for constant ready reference.
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