Ideal for the nature-loving traveler, Wildlife of Australia is a handy photographic pocket guide to the most widely seen birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and habitats of Australia.
Wildlife of Australia features more than 400 stunning color photographs, and coverage includes 350 birds, 70 mammals, 30 reptiles, and 16 frogs likely to be encountered in Australia's major tourist destinations. Accessible species accounts are useful for both general travelers and serious naturalists, and the invaluable habitat section describes the Australian bush and its specific wildlife. Animal species with similar features are placed on the same plates in order to aid identification. Wildlife of Australia is an indispensable and thorough resource for any nature enthusiast interested in this remarkable continent.
Preface and Acknowledgments 3
Vegetation Associations of Australia 4
Further Reading 279
Photo Credits 280
Iain Campbell, a native of Australia, lives in Quito, Ecuador, with his wife and children. The builder of the Tandayapa Bird Lodge and founder of Tropical Birding Tours, he serves as a nature guide to locations around the world. Sam Woods is a full-time nature guide for Tropical Birding Tours. He has led tours in Australia, South America, Asia, Africa, and North America.
"Well-organized and clear, this book is easy to navigate. The photographs are consistently good, the selection of species is judicious, and the valuable habitat section establishes the right context for the treatment of diverse fauna. This guide provides a good taste of the Australian wildlife experience for both the casual watcher and the experienced observer."
– Alan McBride, coauthor of The Complete Guide to Finding the Birds of Australia
"This informative and easy-to-read book presents Australia's habitat and wildlife, not just for the fanatical birder or naturalist, but for the general reader as well. I was impressed by the habitat images and the fact that the book touches upon what would most likely be seen during a trip to Australia."
– Tony Palliser, chairman of the Birdlife Australia Rarities Committee