Australian birds are as astounding to watch as they are beautiful. The dawn chorus of Laughing Kookaburras, courtship displays of Satin Bowerbirds, and mound building of Brush-turkeys are three of many examples. Naturalists visiting this island continent often find the actions of resident birds puzzling. Indeed, many animals of Australia have evolved extraordinary behaviors to cope with unpredictable circumstances. This book delves into the life histories of Australia's most ted avian fauna. In the first section, key behaviors of twenty-nine species are described and beautifully illustrated. Short essays found in the second half reveal unique adaptations of species living in diverse habitats. This guide presents an enlightened perspective on how birds behave, live, and survive Down Under.