The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds$24.99
- Good balance between completeness and portability.
- Extensive text
- A bit dated.
- Coverage of variants and less-frequently-encountered plumages is weak.
- Unusually small print may be difficult for some users.
Several good guides to Australian Birds are available. This one feels a bit dated, but nonetheless strikes a good balance between completeness and portability.
Coverage of vagrants and less-frequently-encountered plumages is weak. Text is extensive but the small print is unusually small and may be difficult for some users.
The Slater’s Field Guide to Australian Birds is a guide to the identification of all the birds so far recorded in Australia and is designed for use in the field, to slip easily in a hip-pocket, backpack or glove box. The illustrations have been planned to enable easy comparison between similar species. There are more than 750 species described and illustrated in 200 superbly painted plates.