A photographic identification guide to 280 bird species in Australia, including the most commonly seen and rare endemic species, perfect for resident and visitor alike. High-quality photographs from one of Australia's top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers climate, vegetation, biogeography and the key sites for viewing the listed species. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the birds of Australia encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, IUCN status. In this third edition many photos have been updated and species-level taxonomy follows IOC version 9.2 (Gill & Donsker, 2019), while common names follow nomenclature of The BirdLife Australia Working List
Dean Ingwersen has worked in various conservation roles at BirdLife Australia, and currently manages their Woodland Birds for Biodiversity project. He believes that quality photography of the natural environment is one of the strongest ways to engage the community in conservation and sustainability. Dean has had his photos published nationally and internationally, been awarded by the ANZANG photography competition and contributes regularly to Australian Birdlife.
"[...] This book will undoubtedly be a popular pocket guide. The pictures are very clear for such a small format, and definitely sufficient for identification.[...]"
– Damien Farine, Ibis (158), 2016