The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds - Peter Slater, Pat Slater, Raoul Slater

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Author:                       Peter Slater, Pat Salter & Raoul Salter

First published:         1985                                                   Reprinted:  2017

Format:                       Paperback, plastic cover     416 pages

The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds is a winner of a Whitley Award for Best Field Guide and has now been in print for nearly 20 years.  Beginners and experienced birdwatchers turn to this guide to identify the birds they see in their backyards and on bushwalking or birdwatching expeditions.

Now in its second edition, this guide includes:

  • ·         64 new or extensively revised colour plates, incorporating all the new birds observed in Australia, including Tasmania and islands and territories since 1986.  Many of the                    older colour plates have been re-organised and colour corrected.
  • ·         Re-organisation of the guide into broad habitats – seabirds, shore birds, inland water birds and bush birds.
  • ·         Updated common and scientific names
  • ·         Revised maps
  • A new visual index to aid beginners in finding the most appropriate pages in the guide.

This guide is designed for use in the field, to slip easily into a hip-pocket, backpack or glove-box.  It describes and illustrates all of the approximately 800 species recorded to date in the Australian region.  The colour plates are designed to enable easy comparison between similar species.

The concise and informative text emphasizes the best way to differentiate each species, 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 identifiable subspecies or races, together with their ranges shown on distribution maps.  As well, a typical egg of each species that breeds in Australia is illustrated and nests are described.

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SKU 9781877069635
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