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The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds It is the perfect guide for beginners and experienced birdwatchers to identify more than 750 species of birds they see in their own backyards, descriptive and illustrated in 157 superbly painted plates.
Authors: Peter Slater, Pat Slater and Raoul Slater, Second Edition 2009.
The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds is a winner of a Whitley Award for Best Field Guide and has been in print for nearly 20 years. It is the perfect guide for beginners and experienced birdwatchers designed for use in the field, to slip easily into a pocket or backpack. It describes and illustrates all of the 850 species recorded to date in the Australian region. 157 colour plates are designed to enable easy comparison between similar species.
The concise and informative text details the different plumages of male and female birds, adult, juvenile, sub- species or races.
Grouping all sea birds together, as well as shorebirds, freshwater birds, aerial birds, larger bush birds (non-passerines) and smaller bush birds (passerines).
Over 20 years in print it used by Birdwatchers to the identification and classification of all the birds so far recorded in Australia
includes species distribution maps
Paperback with plastic cover
Author Name: Peter Slater and Pat Slater and Raoul Slater