The Australian Bird Guide
- ISBN: 9781472912350
- Author(s): Peter Menkhorst, Danny Rogers, Rohan Clarke
- Illustrator(s): Kim Franklin, Jeff Davies, Peter Marsack
- Stock Code: 2912350
- Format: Paperback
- Illustrations: Colour illustrations
- Pages: 566
- Published: 2017
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Australian Bird Names is aimed at anyone with an interest in birds, words, or the history of Australian biology and bird-watching. It discusses common and scientific names of every Australian bird, to tease out the meanings, which may be useful, useless or downright misleading!
The authors examine every species, its often many-and-varied common names, its full scientific name, with derivation, translation and a guide to pronunciation. Stories behind the name are included, as well as relevant aspects of biology, conservation and history. Original descriptions, translated by the authors, have been sourced for many species. As well as being a book about names this is a book about the history of ever-developing understandings of birds, about the people who contributed and, most of all, about the birds themselves.
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This title offers essential information, from biology to behaviour of Australia's unique species in one handy, readable guide. The author guides visitors though dense rainforest and across parched deserts to discover how bizarre creatures evolved in isolation. Find out why some fish change sex and how thorny devils drink.
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Covering all Australasia and Antarctica including the Island Dependencies of Christmas Macquarie and others, this is the first of 5 volumes. It is in two parts Part A: Ratites to Petrels; Part B: Australian Pelicans to Ducks and deals with all aspects of identification, plumage, biology, distribution and movements. Part I 688pp Part II 800pp.
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