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eBook Birds of Australia (Photographic Field Guides) epub

by Steve Madge,National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife (Australian Museum),Jim Flegg

eBook Birds of Australia (Photographic Field Guides) epub
  • ISBN: 1853683531
  • Author: Steve Madge,National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife (Australian Museum),Jim Flegg
  • Genre: Science
  • Subcategory: Biological Sciences
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd (October 1, 1994)
  • Pages: 366 pages
  • ePUB size: 1898 kb
  • FB2 size 1281 kb
  • Formats mobi lrf docx mbr


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The National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife was founded as a project of the Australian Museum on 3 June 1969 (as the National Photographic Index of Australian Birds).

The National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife was founded as a project of the Australian Museum on 3 June 1969 (as the National Photographic Index of Australian Birds) to compile a comprehensive collection of photographs of Australian bird species. The founder, Donald Trounson, served as the project’s chief executive officer until 1981, when he was succeeded by Ronald Strahan

The existence of the Index collections has stimulated the production of high quality illustrated books on the Australian fauna, including the Reader's Digest. The existence of the Index collections has stimulated the production of high quality illustrated books on the Australian fauna, including the Reader's Digest Complete Book of Australian Birds in 1976, The Australian Museum Complete Book of Australian Mammals in 1983, and Jim Flegg's Photographic Field Guide: Birds of Australia in 1995. Birds of Australia series.

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The Australian Museum is a heritage-listed museum at 1 William Street, Sydney central business district, New South Wales, Australia. It is the oldest museum in Australia, with an international reputation in the fields of natural history and anthropology. It was first conceived and developed along the contemporary European model of an encyclopedic warehouse of cultural and natural history and features collections of vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, as well as mineralogy, palaeontology and anthropology

This is a bird-identification guide with a difference. Instead of using color plates of paintings to identify the species, Photographic Field Guide: Birds of Australia features all 840 bird species that live on or visit the Australian continent.

This is a bird-identification guide with a difference. Following a brief introduction about bird biology, habitats and bird families, the main part of the book comprises species entrie This is a bird-identification guide with a difference.

The only photo field guide to have been published was Photographic Field Guide: Birds of Australia (New Holland) by Jim Flegg. That appeared way back in 1994, and was updated several times until 2004. While it was well designed, it has now fallen behind with the many taxonomic changes made by Australian ornithologists. So now we have Birds of Australia: A Photographic Guide. This follows the latest IOC taxonomy and so you are looking at 714 species.

Images were evaluated by independent selection panels and assessed under three criteria: scientific value, technical quality and artistic appeal; the existence of the Index collections has stimulated the production o. .

The National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife was founded as a project of the Australian Museum on 3 June 1969 (as the National Photographic Index of.Images were evaluated by independent selection panels and assessed under three criteria: scientific value, technical quality and artistic appeal; the existence of the Index collections has stimulated the production of high quality illustrated books on the Australian fauna, including the Reader's Digest Complete Book of Australian Birds in 1976, The Australian Museum Complete Book of Australian Mammals in 1983, and Jim. Flegg's Photographic Field Guide: Birds of Australia in 1995.

A comprehensive field guide to Australian bird species, fully illustrated with photographs. Covering over 750 species, the text describes distinctive features, plumage, behaviour, calls and songs and habitats. The photographs depict each bird in typical stance and additional photographs show plumage variations and birds in flight or at the nest. The text and pictures appear on facing pages, accompanied by maps showing the distribution of each species. Habitat symbols indicate at a glance where individual species are most likely to be seen. The book includes information on bird biology, the major types of habitat, and the significant chartacteristics of bird families. It also contains sectons on field equipment and conservation which emphasise the practicalities and responsibilities that concern the birdwatcher.
Comments: (5)
Xellerlu
We already have a copy of this book and use it regularly as we have a bird feeder on our balcony. I have purchased this copy for one of our granddaughters who is very interested in learning more about birds and has done some voluntary work at a sanctuary. The book is a very handy reference and the photos are clear and very helpful.
MARK BEN FORD
This is my first book of Australian Birds. Now I am very familiar with the birds of Australia because of this photographic guide.
I recommend other bird lover as well, if you are visiting Australia particularly for bird watching. For researcher this may be your desktop book to identify the birds if you intended to do research on birds.
Binthars
Well written, well organized and well documented. A good reference book in a format easy to carry with you. The only reason why I didn't rate it with five stars is because some of the photos are not very good and in most cases they only show the male of the species.
Connorise
Good photo's
Conjuril
THE BASICS:
2nd edition; softcover; all but the rarest of vagrants are shown in 820+ very good color photographs on 155 plates; one paragraph of text for each bird focuses primarily on describing the bird with a few notes on song and habitat; generic range maps are provided for each bird

THE REVIEW:
If you prefer a photographic format as your field guide over an illustrated one, then this is the book you should choose for Australia. It is superior to all the other photo-guides I've examined. All but the rarest of vagrant species in Australian are covered, which accounts for 760 species. The birds are shown in over 820 good color photographs. There are typically 5-6 photos per page.

These photos go a very good job at depicting the bird in good lighting, in sharp colors, and in a decent size. A majority of the birds are shown with only one photo. For some of the species where the plumage varies between genders, a second photo shows the female. Just like other photo guides, this one-photo limitation does not allow you to see and compare the many other plumages of the ages, seasonal variations, and subspecies.

Just as in a typical illustrated field guide, the text and range maps are across from the respective bird. The text is a standard one-paragraph outline that focuses primarily on identification. Although the descriptions do a good job at describing the bird, they do not compare or mention similar species. A few lines of this text are also given on voice, habitat, and status.

The range of each bird is shown on the same all-Australia map. This map is a bit generic and does not contain the boundaries of the various states. This creates a generalized view of the bird's distribution, especially for those species with limited ranges. For the birds endemic to Tasmania, the map shows only that island which helps to offer a little more detail on the bird's range.

I found this book to be very useful to familiarize myself with the Australian birds before venturing out. However, for in-the-field use, I left this book in the car as a back-up and carried only one of the other exceptional illustrated guides (e.g., Simpson & Day, Pizzey, Morcombe, Slater). -- (written by Jack at Avian Review with sample pages, July 2008)
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