The Australian Bird Guide Peter Menkhorst, Danny Rogers, Rohan Clarke, Jeff Davies, Peter Marsack, Kim Franklin Paperback | released May 2017 | $ 49.95 RRP ISBN: 9780643097544 | 576 pages | 245 x 170 mm Publisher: CSIRO Publishing and Moruya Books Hailed as the most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated field guide to Australia’s unique birdlife.
Australia’s avifauna is large, diverse and spectacular, reflecting the continent’s impressive range of habitats and evolutionary history. With specially commissioned paintings of over 900 species, The Australian Bird Guide is regarded as the most comprehensive field guide to Australian birds ever seen.
The guide features around 4700 colour illustrations, with particular emphasis on providing the fine detail required to identify difficult groups and distinctive plumages. Comprehensive species accounts have been written by a dedicated team of ornithologists to ensure identification details, distribution and status are current and accurate. Reviews have noted that The Australian Bird Guide sets a new standard in field guides, "providing an indispensable reference for all birders and naturalists looking to explore Australia’s magnificent and unique birdlife."