This is a new and updated version of the popular Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds and includes 64 new or extensively revised color plates, incorporating all the new birds observed in Australia, including Tasmania and islands and territories since 1986.
Also included is a re-organization of the guide into broad habitats - seabirds, shore birds, inland water birds and bush birds; updated common and scientific names, revised maps, and a new visual index to aid beginners in finding the most appropriate pages in the guide. The guide is designed for use in the field, and sits easily in a hip pocket.
The 167 superbly painted plates enable easy comparison between similar species. The concise and informative text emphasizes the best way to differentiate each species, with a key sentence setting out the most helpful characteristics to watch for. It details the different plumages of males and females, variations between juvenile and adult birds, and gives information on separate subspecies or races, together with their range, shown on a distribution map. In addition, the eggs of all species that actually breed in Australia are illustrated and nests are described. 416 pp. Paperback.
This classic pocket-sized guide to the identification of all the birds so far recorded in Australia (more than 750 species are described) is designed for use in the field. The beautiful colour illustrations enable easy comparison between similar species and include variations in the plumages of males and females, and adults and juveniles. 157 colour illustrations, 13 black & white illustrations, over 750 black & white distribution maps.