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Australian Bustard

Flora / Fauna

Series: Australian Natural History Series

By: Mark Ziembicki

102 pages, Col & b/w figs, tabs

CSIRO

Paperback | Feb 2010 | #184302 | ISBN-13: 9780643096110
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NHBS Price: £37.50 $48/€45 approx

About this book

The Australian bustard is Australia's heaviest flying bird. It is an icon of the Australian outback where it is more commonly known as the bush or plains turkey. It is also culturally and spiritually significant to Aboriginal people.

Based on the first major study of the species, the author explores the bustard's ecology and behaviour, its drastic decline since European settlement, and the conservation issues affecting it and its environment. Colour photographs of juvenile and adult birds complement the text as well as showcase particular behaviours, such as the spectacular display routines of males when mating, which is unique among Australian birds.


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Biography

Mark Ziembicki is a wildlife biologist based in the 'Top End' of the Northern Territory, Australia.

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