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    A Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of the Australian High Country

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    The Australian High Country is located in the south-east of the continent, and extends from the Wollemi National Park and the Blue Mountains to the west of Sydney, through the Kosciuszko and Alpine National Parks and south-west into Victoria, almost to the edge of Melbourne. It includes Canberra and the ACT. This book is a fully comprehensive field guide to the 322 bird species of the High Country, including all common, rare and vagrant species. With photographs from the author and the regions other top-quality nature photographers, each species is illustrated with many variants. The guide is focussed on field use to help beginners and experts identify species.For each species the common and scientific names are listed as well as local variations. The main identifying features of each species are described and key facts cover size, habits, habitat, breeding, distribution, voice and status in the region. Distribution maps provide an at-a-glance view of where the birds can be found. The book also includes information on climate and topography, types of habitat, orders and families, residents, migrants, vagrants and highly scarce migrants, topography and the key birdwatching sites. The checklist provides complete information on the local status of each species.

    Neil Hermes has been an avid birdwatcher since childhood. He has had over 40 years association with the Canberra Ornithologist Group, and is the author of over 20 books, including Birds of Norfolk Island and Australias Endangered Species.He lives in Canberra.

    · Covers over 300 species of most commonly seen resident birds and regularly occurring migrants

    Wollemi National Park and the Blue Mountains to the west of Sydney, through the Kosciuszko and Alpine National Parks and south-west into Victoria, almost to the edge of Melbourne.

    Includes Canberra and the ACT.

    · Features more than 300 stunning colour photos

    · Includes facing-page species accounts, habitat descriptions, and distribution maps

    · The ideal photographic guide for beginners and seasoned birders alike

    · Over 1000 bird clubs and associations in Australia

    · Over 100,000 registered members in Australia

    · One of the most popular recreational activities for young and old






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