Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds: Boatbill to Starlings [HANZAB, volume seven].

Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds: Boatbill to Starlings [HANZAB, volume seven]. Peter Higgins.
Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds: Boatbill to Starlings [HANZAB, volume seven].

Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2006. Quarto, 54 colour plates, text illustrations, maps, mint set in publisher's mailing carton.

Each species account includes sections on field identification, habitat, distribution and population, movements and migration, food, social organisation, social behaviour, voice, breeding, plumage and morphology, and references. Volume seven completes coverage of the passerines (also known as the songbirds or perching birds) and provides detailed descriptions of 168 species, including the flycatchers, currawongs, riflebirds, ravens, bowerbirds, grass finches, swallows and white-eyes. The Volume also contains 54 colour plates by renowned bird artists which depict all extant species in fine detail. Species of particular interest include the bowerbirds, the Australian finches, and the white-eyes, including the Silvereye.

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