Field Guide to the Birds of Australia

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Viking, 2004 - Birds - 382 pages
Simpson & Day's Field Guide to the Birds of Australiaseventh edition is completely revised.
  • Field Guide section gives key points of identification using the latest classification system
  • 132 superb full-colour plates show all Australian bird species, including 16 new or revised plates
  • Revised distribution maps with all subspecies shown
  • Over 900 black and white line illustrations, many new or redrawn
  • Extended breeding information
  • Vagrant Bird Bulletin with 74 species
  • Updated Core Library included for beginner birdwatchers

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THE BASICS: flexcover, 7th edition; contains 132 color plates of excellent quality artistry; illustrates all 760+ species in the country plus an illustrated appendix for rare vagrants; multiple ... Read full review

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User Review  - lovell - LibraryThing

A very useful guide, but the font is a little small for those of us needing glasses.. I keep a magnifying glass with it. Bit heavy to carry for field work, but excellent reference Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Ken Simpson was educated at University High School, Victoria, and has had a life-long interest in natural history. His career as a Research Technician in several institutions later led to a position as Lecturer in Primary Science at Deakin University. He is the author of Birds in Bass Strait(1972) and co-author of Birdwatching in Australia and New Zealand(with Zoe Wilson, 1998). Ken is a Past President and Honorary Life Member of the Bird Observers Club of Australia, the recipient of the Honorary degree, Master of Science, from Monash University (1974) and the Australian Natural History Medallion (1996)

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