Birds of Australia (Princeton Field Guides) (英語) Flexibound – 2010/7/6
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This is the completely revised eighth edition of Australia's best-selling field guide, with close to 600,000 copies sold. In 132 color plates of remarkable beauty and precision, Nicolas Day captures the details of all 780 of Australia's birds. Succinct text by Ken Simpson and other experts gives key points of identification for every species, as well as information about the birds' abundance and patterns of movement. Detailed color distribution maps accompany the species text. This updated edition includes three replacement plates, eleven additional rare species, taxonomic revisions, and additional color as well as black-and-white illustrations. "The Vagrant Bird Bulletin" contains illustrations and a map for all rare species. A useful breeding summary for every species gives immediate information regarding their annual breeding cycles. All readers, whether beginning or experienced birdwatchers, ornithologists, students, or travelers, will find "Birds of Australia" an unrivaled companion for discovering the unique birdlife of this remarkable continent. This title includes 132 superb full-color plates and more than 900 black-and-white line illustrations. It is updated with 3 replacement plates, 11 additional rare species, taxonomic revisions, and expanded illustrations. It features "Vagrant Bird Bulletin" with illustrations and a map for all rare species.
This field guide's gorgeous new edition will whet your appetite for a trip down under. It covers all 780 of the continent's birds. For each species, you'll find authoritative text, range maps, and color illustrations. More than 900 black-and-white sketches--depicting nests, chicks, face patterns, bill profiles, flight styles, and more--accompany many accounts. -- Birder's World All readers, whether beginning or experienced birdwatchers, ornithologists, students, or travelers, will find Birds of Australia an unrivaled companion for discovering the unique birdlife of this remarkable continent. -- Ian Paulsen, Birdbooker Report Top-notch visual presentation, layout, and informational content, with a terrific size and durability for field use, this is a guide I'd recommend to any birder, as well as any birder visiting Australia. -- Terry Sohl, Bird's Eye View An innovative example of a field guide... [W]hat sets this book apart is its superb scheme of organization. -- William P. Mueller, Bluebird's Laugh商品の説明をすべて表示する
Now for my main gripe. Some of the illustrations are of poses that do not show the features of the bird clearly. It appear the illustrator was more interested in showing his artistic ability than in properly illustrating the bird in question so that one might be able to see the identifying features. Now, there are not a lot of these done that way, maybe no more than 5%. Females illustrated posed behind the males, some posed facing the viewer so that the profile can not be seen (most common criticism). Final gripe. Dimensions are given only in centimeters. Sort of difficult for non-cm users to arrive at a size that is meaningful. I had to convert and hand write the size in inches.