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Australian Birds and Australian Waterfowl


Australian Birds

Australian Birds was first published in 1967 and was a huge success in every way. The book became the 'bible' for bird enthusiasts Australia-wide and remains one of the great works in its field, remaining the most comprehensive treatment of its subject to date.

Every known Australian bird, including introduced species and the rarest vagrants, is described in the text of this book. All of the 714 Australian species, but for a few of the vagrants, are illustrated in detail. The first edition of 10,000 sold out as soon as it reached the bookshops. Several additional printings were issued and a Revised Edition followed in 1976.

Australian Birds

Australian Birds Melbourne: Thomas Nelson, 1967.
Folio red cloth, gilt lettering and decoration, pictorial endpapers, 281pp, colour illustrations throughout.
(*Out of Print)


Australian Waterfowl

Australian Waterfowl

Robin's first book produced for the Fisheries and Wildlife Department in 1960. This pocket-sized publication was intended to be used as a handbook for the identification of waterfowl in the field with a special emphasis on the ducks.

Australian Waterfowl. By M. C. Downes; Ina Watson. Illustrated by Robin Hill. Victoria: Fish & Wild Life Department, 1960. Stiff Wrappers. 48 pp. Beautiful color illustrations.
(*Out of Print)

*These books are available through online resources but are no longer in print.


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