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|Description||Since it was first published in 1984, Simpson and Day's Field Guide to the Birds of Australia has been one of the most respected bird guides in the country. The guide contains 132 superb full-colour plates showing all Australian bird species; key points of identification using the latest classification system; distribution maps for all species; over 900 black-and-white line illustrations; breeding information; a vagrant bird bulletin; a core library list; and easy-to-use indexes. This edition has been revised and updated, including some beautiful new plates.|
|Author Biography||Ken Simpson was educated at University High School, Victoria, and has had a life-long interest in natural history. His career as a Research Technician in several institutions later led to a position as Lecturer in Primary Science at Deakin University. He is the author of Birds in Bass Strait (1972) and co-author of Birdwatching in Australia and New Zealand (with Zoe Wilson, 1998). Ken is a Past President and Honorary Life Member of the Bird Observers Club of Australia, the recipient of the Honorary degree, Master of Science, from Monash University (1974) and the Australian Natural History Medallion (1996).|
|Author(s)||Ken Simpson, Nicolas Day|
|Publisher||Penguin Books Australia|
|Date of Publication||25/06/2010|
|Subject||Natural History: Animal & Wildlife|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||95807702|
|Place of Publication||Hawthorn|
|Country of Publication||Australia|
|Format Details||Trade paperback (UK)|
|Edition Statement||8th Revised edition|
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Wonderful Australian bird book.
I purchased the book as a update to the 20-year-old edition that I have enjoyed using. I have looked at other reference books about our native birds and like tha Simpson and Day one the best. The illustrations are wonderful, very accurate, This new edition has some new information, but maintains the easy to use format. The only fault I find is that part of the description I would really like to have what the bird's diet consists of. I also bought a copy for a 13 year old grandson, I think it is an excellent start for him/