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Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds/Slater, Peter//Paper/1877069639/S036-B
This guide to the identification of all the birds so far recorded in Australia is designed for use in the field, to slip easily into a hip-pocket, backpack or glovebox. The illustrations have been planned to enable easy comparison between similar species. The text emphasises the best way to differentiate each species, with a key sentence setting out the most helpful characteristics to watch for.
In The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds, approximately 775 species are described and illustrated in 167 superbly painted plates. The concise and informative text details the different plumages of male and females, variations between juvenile and adult birds, and information on separate sub-species or races, together with their range. The book also includes species distribution maps, which enable the watcher to tell at a glance whether the particular bird is within the area, or is perhaps a rare visitor.
In addition, the eggs of all species that actually breed in Australia are illustrated. A concise description of the nest is given as well.
The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds is a must for serious naturalists in Australia, be they beginners or experts.