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Birds Of Australia Paperback – Dec 15 2000


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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; Revised edition (Dec 15 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691049955
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691049953
  • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 16.2 x 3.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 907 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,227,088 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Ken Simpson is the author of Birds in Bass Strait and co-author of Birdwatching in Australia and New Zealand. Nicolas Day's published artwork includes Field Guide to the ACT and Birds of the Solomons, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia. Peter Trusler's art is showcased in Wildlife of Gondwana, Birds in Australian Gardens, popular bird charts, and the Australian Post's dinosaur stamp series.

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By Kevin C. on April 14 2001
Format: Paperback
This book never left my side while I was in Oz, although at times I thought about leaving it behind. My biggest complaint would be size; this book is a bit too large to be a proper field guide. It is as thick as Nat'l Geo, but about an inch longer in width and height. The plates were more than adequate, however few birds were shown in juv. plumage. Good text descriptions, notes on behaviors, and birds in flight usually shown. Very Peterson-esque. Half of the book is a handbook at the back. Plenty of good life history info. on the birds, but not necessary in the field. If only the handbook came as a seperate supplement . . .
One last note: I did not see another book either in stores or in another birder's hand while in Australia that I thought was as good or better than this guide.
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Peterson Down Under April 14 2001
By Kevin C. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book never left my side while I was in Oz, although at times I thought about leaving it behind. My biggest complaint would be size; this book is a bit too large to be a proper field guide. It is as thick as Nat'l Geo, but about an inch longer in width and height. The plates were more than adequate, however few birds were shown in juv. plumage. Good text descriptions, notes on behaviors, and birds in flight usually shown. Very Peterson-esque. Half of the book is a handbook at the back. Plenty of good life history info. on the birds, but not necessary in the field. If only the handbook came as a seperate supplement . . .
One last note: I did not see another book either in stores or in another birder's hand while in Australia that I thought was as good or better than this guide.


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