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Birds of Australia : a photographic guide

Author: Iain Campbell; Sam Woods; Nick Leseberg; Geoff Jones, (Photographer)
Publisher: Princeton [New Jersey] : Princeton University Press, Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, [2015] ©2015 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [Enhanced Credo editionView all editions and formats
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"Birds of Australia covers all 714 species of resident birds and regularly occuring migrants and features more than 1,100 stunning color photographs, including many photos of subspecies and plumage variations never before seen in a field guide. Detailed facing-page species accounts describe key identification features such as size, plumage, distribution, behavior and voice ... The text relies on the very latest IOC
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
391 pages : color illustrations, maps (some color)
(DLC) 2014933938
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Iain Campbell; Sam Woods; Nick Leseberg; Geoff Jones, (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781785390975 178539097X
OCLC Number: 904237573
Awards: Short-listed for "Sydney Morning Herald"'s "Australian Writers Pick the Best Books 2014
Description: 1 online resource (90 entries) : 1036 images.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Australian climate and rainfall --
Habitats of Australia: About the habitats; Marine and coastal habitats; Tropical habitats; Temperate habitats; Arid and semi-arid habitats; Man-made habitats --
Species accounts: Cassowary; Emu; Megapodes; Quail; Grebes; Ducks, Geese, and Swans; Gannet; Tropicbirds; Pigeons and Doves; Frogmouths; Owlet-night jar; Night jars; Swifts; Storm Petrels; Albatrosses; Petrels and Shearwaters; Penguins; Frigatebirds; Boobies; Darter; Cormorants; Pelican; Stork; Cranes; Herons and Bitterns; Ibises and Spoonbills; Osprey; Kites, Hawks, and Eagles; Falcons; Rails, Crakes, and Coots; Bustard; Stone-curlews; Stilts and Avocets; Oystercatchers; Plovers; Jacana; Painted-snipe; Sandpipers and Snipes; Buttonquail; Pratincoles; Plains-wanderer; Skuas; Gulls and Terns; Cockatos; Parrots; Cuckoos; Owls; Barn Owls; Kingfishers; Dollarbird; Bee-eater; Pittas; Lyrebirds; Australasian Treecreepers; Bowerbirds; Australasian Wrens; Scrubbirds; Bristlebirds; Australasian Warblers; Pardalotes; Honeyeaters; Australasian Babblers; Logrunners; Quail-thrushes and Whipbirds; Cuckooshrikes; Sittella; Whistlers and Allies; Figbird and Orioles; Woodswallows; Butcherbirds and Currawongs; Fantails; Crows; Monarchs; Australian Mudnesters; Birds-of-paradise; Drongo; Australasian Robins; Grassbirds; Pipit and Wagtail; Cisticolas; Reed Warbler; White-eyes; Mistletoebird; Sunbird; Swallows and Martins; Thrushes; Estrildid Finches; Old World Sparrows; Finches; Starlings; Bulbul --
Abbreviations --
Glossary --
Photo credits.
Responsibility: Iain Campbell, Sam Woods and Nick Leseberg ; photography supplied by Geoff Jones.

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"Birds of Australia covers all 714 species of resident birds and regularly occuring migrants and features more than 1,100 stunning color photographs, including many photos of subspecies and plumage variations never before seen in a field guide. Detailed facing-page species accounts describe key identification features such as size, plumage, distribution, behavior and voice ... The text relies on the very latest IOC taxonomy"--

Birds of Australia covers all 714 species of resident birds and regularly occurring migrants. The text relies on the very latest IOC taxonomy and the distribution maps incorporate the most current mapping data, making this the most up-to-date guide to Australian birds.

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