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This unique, entertaining and informative book, which is illustrated with more than 200 stunning images, introduces readers to some 50 species of Australian birds that can be found in habitats ranging from urban backyards to the outback. It not only provides an abundance of facts regarding the habitats and behaviour of each featured species, but also relates the often humorous stories of the author’s face-to-face encounters with some of the country’s most awe-inspiring birds, from the majestic Wedge-tailed Eagle to the diminutive yet charismatic Red-capped Robin. You’ll be introduced to the endangered Superb Parrot that is as beautiful as its name suggests and to hyperactive Superb Fairy-wrens that, when bathing in an unattended bowl of washing-up water at a campsite, seemed more intent on having fun than in the serious business of cleaning their plumage. The book also includes invaluable advice and information on the art of birdwatching and is ideal for both dedicated long-term birdwatchers and those who simply want to learn more about the birds that they encounter when they’re in the great outdoors. It adds a dash of the fun to the pleasure of watching birds and makes reading an enjoyable and entertaining experience. When reading the book you’ll probably say, with a touch of envy, “I wish I’d seen that” and be inspired to head to the great outdoors for your own unique and personal encounters with the many amazing and awe-inspiring birds that call Australia home.
Author: Stephanie Jackson
Publisher: New Holland Publishers
Published Date: March 2023