New Release: The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia by Graham Pizzey, Frank Knight & Sarah Pizzey
by Clayton Wehner - August 14th, 2012
Edited by Sarah Pizzey
Graham Pizzey (1930-2001) was highly regarded among professional and amateur ornithologists. The longevity of The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia, first published in 1980 and now in its ninth edition, is testament to his life-long interest in natural history and conservation.
Including 2500 beautiful illustrations by renowned natural-history artist Frank Knight, the Field Guide is not only an essential resource for bird-watchers but a valuable record of Australian birdlife.
Comprehensive and fully updated, this new edition is more user-friendly than ever before. Species entries have been re-ordered and updated to reflect the latest taxonomy, and the book has been expanded to include eighteen new species as well as a new section on vagrant species. It also features new information on bird family groups, more than 750 distribution maps based on the most recent bird atlas data, and a new Quick Find Index, to assist with quick identification of birds in the field.
‘Few have done more to popularise birds, nature and conservation issues … and few have managed a more articulate description of our birds, informed by a broad yet intimate experience of them’
On the award of the John Hobbs Medal to Graham Pizzey