This revised edition of the classic field guide to Australian birds represents the most up-to-date, comprehensive and stunningly illustrated handbook available.
Updated essential information on 778 species of birds
250 full-color plates (many revised especially for this edition), with more than 2,500 individual portraits
Field marks highlighted in the text and illustrations to help birdwatchers distinguish between similar species
Full details of breeding and nesting habits, voice characteristics, habitats and range of each species
More than 700 distribution maps
Stunning new cover artwork
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Graham Pizzey, who died in 2001, was a member of the Order of Australia and an Honorary Associate in Ornithology at the Museum of Victoria. He was also a council member of the Australian Conservation Foundation and of Birds Australia (the Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union).Review:
"If you carry only one field guide [to Australia], take the Pizzey."--American Birds
"If you are planning to go to Australia, you must take this book!... For those who plan to stay behind, I recommend this book.... The birds are presented in a familiar, matter-of-fact format and ... their splendor comes through."--Florida Naturalist
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Book Description Collins. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0002192012I5N00
Book Description Collins, Sydney, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Doyle, Roy (illustrator). First Edition. Copy in illustrated paper on boards. Ligjht rubbing to head/foot of spine. Spine slightly creased. Maps as fropnt and rear end papers. Free of inscriptions. A few light internal cracks. Clean text with colour and b/w illustrations and colour maps. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 028286
Book Description Collins, London, 1980. Illustrated Cloth with Boards. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Doyle, Roy (illustrator). First Edition. Owner's name to half-title page. 460pp including index and 56 colour and 32 b&w pages of illustrations. (#44-EW-NYY-2C). Bookseller Inventory # 140138
Book Description Collins, Sydney, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 460pp., Pictorial full colour illustrated papered boards, mapped endpapers with neat previous ownership inside upper-corner front panel, foreword by Dr D. L. Serventy, intro., col. & b/w plts. & text ills., line illust., distribution maps, indexes. This book is the most comprehensive work yet published in one volume on Australian bird life. Full details are given of the field marks, habitats, voice characteristics, breeding and nesting habits and range of each species. Quick field identification with distribution maps. 56 colour and 32 b/w pages of illustrations were specially painted by Roy Doyle and show clearly and accurately the form and plumage of each species. Size: Octavo. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 002184
Book Description Collins, Sydney, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Roy Doyle (illustrator). 1st Edition. Boards are covered in self adhesive plastic o/w VG. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. By Author. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 004296
Book Description Sydney: Collins, 1980., 1980. Octavo,460 pp.,colour plates by Roy Doyle, the signature of Michael Sharland, fine copy in laminated boards. The first edition of a very important Australian bird books. Excluding Cayley's What Bird is That? published 1931 there are four major Australian bird field guides. The first edition of Pizzey is distinguished from all other field guides by the excellent and meticulous text. Bookseller Inventory # 39541