By Iain Campbell
Australia is domestic to a amazing variety of birdlife, from parrots and penguins to emus and colourful passerines. Birds of Australia covers all 714 species of resident birds and often taking place migrants and contours greater than 1,100 attractive colour pictures, together with many photographs of subspecies and plumage diversifications by no means sooner than visible in a box advisor. specific facing-page species money owed describe key identity beneficial properties equivalent to dimension, plumage, distribution, habit, and voice. This extraordinary advisor additionally presents wide habitat descriptions with a great number of accompanying images. The textual content depends on the very most up-to-date IOC taxonomy and the distribution maps contain the most up-tp-date mapping information, making this the main updated advisor to Australian birds.
- Covers all 714 species of resident birds and often happening migrants
- Features greater than 1,100 gorgeous colour photos
- Includes facing-page species bills, habitat descriptions, and distribution maps
- The perfect photographic advisor for rookies and pro birders alike
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Extra resources for Birds of Australia: A Photographic Guide
Both sexes have a small, dark bill. In flight they show dark greenish wings with a conspicuous white wing bar. Possible confusion species include Raja Shelduck, which is also largely white but lacks a dark cap, shows no green above, and has much more white in the wing in flight, showing two bold white wing flashes. Green Pygmy Goose is similarly sized but has a largely dark head and neck. Although widespread in Southeast Asia, Cotton Pygmy Goose is limited to n. coastal areas of QLD, and most regular from Townsville to the Atherton Tableland.
QLD south to VIC and west into se. SA. There is also an isolated population in extreme sw. WA. Spotted Doves are found largely in urban environments, and are most commonly encountered around towns and cities, including Brisbane (QLD), Sydney (NSW), and Perth (WA). 5in Laughing Dove is a small pigeon with a rusty-coloured head and back, pale grey wings, and a pale belly. Adult birds have a patch of black speckling across the upper breast. This introduced species from Africa and India is unlikely to be seen away from human habitation, and is usually found in parks or gardens or along roads.
It is almost all white, except for a broad black border to the trailing edge of the wing and a mainly black, pointed tail, both of which are best viewed in flight. It also has a black outline to the front of the face and a yellow head. These birds are superficially similar to some of the graceful albatrosses when seen at distance, most notably Wandering Albatross. They are best separated by shape: Albatrosses have longer, narrower wings that are more uniform in width along most of their length, squarish tails, and thick, uniform-width bills that are blunt-ended.