Field Guide to the Birds of Australia, Paperback

Field Guide to the Birds of Australia Paperback

Part of the Helm Field Guides series

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Australia has a remarkable avifauna. Of the 760 species, around 240 are endemic, making this country second only to New Guinea in terms of avian endemism.

This field guide, now in its seventh edition, has long been the standard reference for the birds of Australia, and this edition has been extensively revised and updated.

There are 20 new plates, and a new distribution map for each species showing subspecies distribution where appropriate.

Over 1000 black and white illustrations, many new or redrawn, illustrate behaviours, flight silhouettes, detailed comparisons between related species and other useful identification pointers.

This classic work has sold over 400,000 copies in its lifetime, and remains the definitive guide for this country.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 392 pages, 132 plates, maps
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Birds (ornithology)
  • ISBN: 9780713669824



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A large size and scale reference work about the avian life of our country. It does also include a section about the blow-ins and transients that appear from time to time, so that is helpful. Broken down by family, this reference book is an excellent guide, and has worked for me many times. Well worth it.

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