The Princeton Field Guide to the Birds of Australia

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The Princeton Field Guide to the Birds of Australia is a handy, portable manual for identification of Australian birds all over the country. In paintings of extraordinary beauty and precision, Nicolas Day captures the details of all 770 bird species in Australia. More than 2000 color illustrations are accompanied by distribution maps, descriptive drawings, and essential field information edited by Ken Simpson.

This book has been expanded to provide even more new illustrations and information than earlier editions. There are 20 new color plates. The identification section has been completely reordered to reflect the most up-to-date knowledge about the classification and evolutionary relationships of Australia's bird families. The distribution maps have been entirely redrawn and updated, and numerous black-and-white illustrations have been added.

All readers--occasional or avid birdwatchers, ornithologists or students--will find The Princeton Field Guide to the Birds of Australia an invaluable companion, whether they require readily accessible information in the field or reliable reference material for the desk.

Features include:

Every bird species of Australia illustrated in over 2000 painted images

Simple-to-use Key to Families

Field information and distribution maps adjacent to each painting of a species

Data on abundance and movement for each species

Handbook section giving detailed information on bird behavior, feeding, breeding, evolution, and taxonomy

A rare bird bulletin describing fifteen rare and vagrant species

Information for bird-watchers on the five Australian island groups