A photographic field guide to the vertebrate wildlife of Victoria’s south-west. It covers all the 288 mammals, birds, reptiles and frogs that occur in the region, including on land and in coastal waters. Each species profile includes a description and information on identification, range, conservation status, habitat use and ecology.
The book is a handsome production, well designed with excellent photographs and a good regional distribution map which is used for habitat and all species. It begins with a summary of the major habitat types, which are then followed by the species chapters on mammals, birds, frogs and reptiles. All with good, short, punchy text, very useful distribution maps and outstanding photographs of every species discussed. The book concludes with some suggestions for places to visit as well as species checklists.
This book will allow those interested in wildlife, including residents and visitors, to identify vertebrate animals found in the region. Readers will also become more familiar with the distinct role the Otways has in conserving Australia’s biodiversity.