The Slater Field Guide To Australian Birds 3rd Ed


A favourite of novice and seasoned bird enthusiasts, this guide is an indispensable companion for bird watchers across Australia

Suitable for everyone from backyard observers to dedicated travellers, this field guide is crafted with portability in mind and fits into pockets, backpacks, or glove boxes, making it easy access and expedition ready.

This latest edition is a comprehensive update to the esteemed Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds, integrating 64 new or extensively revised colour plates meticulously depicting birds across Australia, including Tasmania and its surrounding islands and territories since 1986.

The guide has been updated with a strategic reorganization of the guide into distinct habitat categories such as seabirds, shorebirds, inland waterbirds, and bush birds. Nomenclature has been updated and distribution maps revised with a novel visual index, thoughtfully designed for swift navigation for novices embarking on their birdwatching journey.

Authored  Peter Slater is a distinguished figure in Australian ornithology, wildlife artistry, and photography, this guide bears the hallmark of expertise honed over decades of dedicated observation and documentation. Born in 1932, Slater's lifelong passion for avian subjects has garnered international acclaim, with accolades ranging from prestigious awards in photography exhibitions to recognition as an Artiste of the Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique in 1964. Collaborating often with his wife, Pat, and son, Raoul, Slater has enriched the field of natural history with a succession of authoritative publications and field guides, cementing his legacy as an invaluable resource for both burgeoning and seasoned naturalists across Australia.

ISBN: 9781877069635

Format: Paperback, 414 pages

Size: 217 x 121 x 24mm

Weight: 690g

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