Used and Out of Print Books on Birds
A Field Guide to Australian Birds in Two Volumes: Volume One: Non-Passerines and Volume Two: Passerines
-by- Peter Slater. These guides are designed to enable any bird observer to identify any bird seen on the Australian
mainland and in Tasmania, and on the dependent islands Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island,
Cocos-Keeling Islands, Macquarie Island and Heard Island. (Rigby Ltd. Adelaide. 1970 and 1975) Two used volumes.
Hardcover books in dust jackets. Volume One ISBN 0851791026 428 pages. Volume Two ISBN 0851798136 308 pages.
Dust jackets on both volumes are worn and chipped at both ends of spine. Foxing on edges of
pages. Else very good. The two volumes are offered for sale together as a set. Combined weight is 1.2 kilograms.
A Field Guide To The Birds Of Australia -by- Graham Pizzey. Revised Edition 1991 ISBN 0207173826.
Field Guide to Australian Birds. Illustrated -by- Roy B Doyle. Full details of the field marks, habitats, voice
characteristics, breeding and nesting habits, and range of each species, with distribution maps; over 700 species are
illustrated in more than 1300 individual paintings. 56 colour and 32 black and white pages of illustrations specially
painted by Roy Doyle. Used softcover book. 460 pages. (CollinsAngus & Robertson. Sydney. Revised Edition. 1991) Foxing
on edges of pages. Corners of covers are bumped. Else very good. Weight 800 grams.
A Guide to Australian White Cockatoos Their Management Care and Breeding -by- Chris Hunt.
ISBN 0957702418. Aviculture. Aviary Birds. Covers the six Australian species of Cockatoo, namely:
Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo; Short-Billed Corella; Eastern Long-Billed Corella; Western Long-Billed Corella;
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo; and the Galah. Illustrated in colour. Used softcover book. (ABK Publications.
South Tweed Heads. 1999) Rear cover creased in upper corner. Else in fine
A Photographic Guide to Birds of Australia -by- Peter Rowland The Australian Museum. ISBN
1853685992. Australian Birds. A pocket-sized guide to Australian birds with full colour photographs
illustrating each of the 251 Australian bird species. Used small softcover book. 144 pages. (New Holland Publishers.
Sydney. Reprint. 2003) In fine condition. Weight 200 grams.
Australia's Beautiful Birds and Their Young. ISBN 0949892130 Australian Woman's Weekly.
Photography -by- Ken Stepnell (supplemented by the National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife). Notes -by- Walter Boles.
Australian Birds with their Young. Illustrated in full colour. Used softcover book. 129 pages. (Australian Consolidated Press
Ltd. Sydney. Undated) Corners bumped. Top outer corners creased. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
Australian Birdwatchers Diary -by- Ted Schurmann and Wendy Jennings. ISBN 0727019198. Australian Birds.
Ornithology. A fascinating season-by-season record of the major Australian bird species and the geographic areas where they
can be found; Ted Schumann observes the seasonal changes in habitat, behaviour, and appearance of these birds; 50 magnificent
colour paintings and exquisite page decorations by bird-artist Wendy Jennings. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 97 pages.
(Rigby Publishers. Adelaide. 1984) Dust jacket is scuffed, sunned on spine, and stretched on edges. Light shelf wear to
boards. Previous owner's bookplate pasted on reverse of front cover. Foxing on endpapers, first and last few pages, and
edges of pages. Else very good. Weight 800 grams.
Australian Native Gardens And Birds -by- Barbara Salter. ISBN 0725402598. Illustrated with colour
photographs by Arthur J Salter. Used small softcover book. 106 pages. (Ure Smith. Sydney. 1969) Foxing on edges. Else very good.
Australian Parrots -by- Joseph M Forshaw. With five paintings -by- John C Yrizarry. Australian Birds.
Ornithology. Colour photograph illustrations are tipped in. (Lansdowne Press. Melbourne. Reprint. 1969) No ISBN. Used book.
Large heavy hardcover book in dust jacket. 306 pages. Dust jacket is poor: tattered on edges and corners with pieces missing.
Shelf wear on edges of boards. Heavy foxing on edges of pages. Pages 229-30 and 329-240 are loose and appear to have never
been bound into the book. The text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. Weighs 2.8 kilograms. Please contact us for
shipping cost stating your location.
Australian Parrots in Field and Aviary: The Comprehensive Revised Edition of Neville Cayley's Standard Work -by-
Alan H Lendon. Australian Natural Science Library. (Angus and Robertson Publishers. London. Reprint. 1983) ISBN 0207124248.
Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 344 pages. Dust jacket is worn on edges and sunned on the spine. Shelf wear to boards.
Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good. Weighs 1.1 kilograms.
Australian Tropical Birds A Selected Portfolio -by- Clifford Frith and Dawn Frith. ISBN 0958994218.
Illustrated in full colour with location maps and descriptive text. (Tropical Australia Graphics. Qld. 2nd printing. 1986)
Used softcover book. 70 pages. Small stain in upper corner of last two pages. Spine sunned. Else very good condition.
Aviculture in Australia Keeping and Breeding Aviary Birds -by- Mark Shephard.
(Reed New Holland. Sydney. Reprint. 2003) ISBN 1876334487. Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 380 pages.
A few marks on front free endpaper and on upper edges of boards. Else in excellent condition. Weight is 1.4
Bird Attracting Plants -by- John W Wrigley and Murray Fagg (Australian Native Plant library). ISBN
0207168660. Helpful advice on landscaping your garden to provide birds with shelter and nesting sites, and on
selecting plants that will be both uniquely beautiful and attractive to birds: wattles, casuarinas, native conifers and
ornamental grasses all provide a long-lasting supply of seed for superb blue wrens, shy emerald doves and flocks of
colourful finches, as well as a unique display of foliage and form, and the long-flowering grevilleas, banksias and
callistemons provide a continuous supply of nectar for honeyeaters; more than 400 descriptions of Australian native
plants and about 70 colour photographs. Used softcover book. 106 pages. (Angus & Robertson Publishers. 1990) Covers
are worn on lower edge. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
Bird Diseases: An Introduction to The Study of Birds in Health and Disease -by- L Arnall and I F Keymer. ISBN 087666950X.
(T.F.H. Publications Inc. NJ. 1975) Used book. Hardcover book. No dust jacket. Pictorial covers as issued.
528 pages. Spine sunned. Foxing on endpapers and edges of pages. Corners of covers are bumped. Else very good.
Weight 1.1 kilograms.
Birds and Where to Watch Them in New South Wales -by- Roy Wheeler. ISBN 000217281X. Illustrated in
colour -by- Terry Lindsey. Australian Birds. Australian Birdwatching. Ornithology. Where to go to watch birds and what species you can
expect to find in a given area at a particular time of year; divides New South Wales into 17 broad natural history regions
and describes the birds to be found there with sketch maps. Used softcover book. 119 pages. (William Collins Pty Ltd. Sydney. 1987)
Foxing on edges of pages. Else in fine condition.
Birds in The Australian High Country -edited by- H J Frith. Illustrated -by- Betty Temple Watts. ISBN 0589071882.
(A H & A W Reed Pty Ltd. Sydney. 2nd ed. 1976) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 488 pages.
Dust jacket is worn on edges and sunned on the spine. Remainder mark on bottom of pages. Front free endpaper is grubby.
Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good. Weighs 1.4 kilograms.
Birds of Canberra Gardens. Second Edition. 2009. Canberra Ornithologists Group. ISBN 9780959954159.
Australian Birds. Nearly 230 bird species have been recorded in and around Canberra suburban gardens over the past 27 years; the life and
times of most of these birds are described, illustrated with brilliant colour photographs and graphs. (Canberra Ornithologists
Group. Canberra, ACT. 2nd ed. 2009) In fine condition.
Birds of Southern California's Deep Canyon -by- Wesley W Weathers. ISBN 0520047540. Colour photographs -by-
Debra and Wes Weathers. (University of California Press. Berkeley, CA. 1983) Used book. Hardcover
book. No dust jacket. 266 pages. Red/brown cloth covers very good except for a few light marks on front cover.
Very good gilt lettering on spine. Foxing on endpapers and edges of pages. Else very good.
Caring For Your Zebra Finch -editor- Dennis Kelsey. ISBN 0949474541.
For those intending to keep Zebra Finches for the first time this concise and informative publication contains all the
information required for their selection and care; lavishly illustrated with high class colour photographs and detailed
line drawings. Used softcover booklet. 32 pages. (Paradise Press. Southport. Reprint 1996) Creases in spine. Else in
Enjoy Your Pigeons -editor- Earl Schneider. The Pet Library Ltd No. 258. ISBN 087826258X.
Birds. Pigeons. Covers: history of keeping pigeons; types of pigeons; housing for your pigeons; feeding your
pigeons; cre, moulting, breeding; pigeon diseases; training your pigeons. Illustrated with colour and black and white
photographs. Used softcover booklet. 32 pages. (The Pet Library Ltd/Sternco Industries Inc. Harrison, N.J. 6th printing.
Undated) Covers are grubby. Remains of sticker on rear cover. Foxing on edges of pages. Else pages are very good.
Field Guide to The Birds of Australia A Book of Identification -by- Ken Simpson and Nicholas Day 1994. ISBN 0670906700.
760 Australian birds illustrated in colour; every bird species of Australia illustrated in over 200 painted images on 128
colour plates; simple-to-use Key to Families; field information and distribution maps; detailed information on bird behaviour,
feeding and breeding habits' information for birdwatchers on the five Australian island groups. Used softcover book. 392 pages.
(Penguin Books Australia Ltd. Sydney. Reprint of 4th edition. 1994) Covers are grubby and creased. Light foxing on edges of pages.
Else pages are very good.
Field Guide to The Birds of The ACT -by- McComas Taylor and Nicolas Day. ISBN 0959826785.
Australian Birds. Used small softcover book. 90 pages. (National Parks Association of the ACT Inc. Woden, ACT. 1993)
Light foxing on edges of pages. Else in fine condition.
First Aid For Birds: The Essential Quick-Reference Guide -by- Tim Hawcroft. Birds. Ornithology.
Bird Disease. Bird Injuries. ISBN: 1863022651. Covers: assessing the bird's condition; approaching and handling
the injured bird; basic techniques of first aid; prevention and treatment of injuries and illness; when to call the
veterinarian. 95 pages. (Lansdowne Publishing. Sydney. 1994) Used softcover book. Minor scuffing to covers. Else in
Flying Free -by- Reidar Brodtkorb. Natural History. Birds. Eagles.
Norwegian conservationist rescues eagles from cruel owners and nurses sick eagles back to health and freedom.
Illustrated with b/w photographs. Foreword -by- Seton Gordon (Methuen & co Ltd. London. First Edition. 1964) No ISBN.
Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 134 pages. Dust jacket has been covered with clear contact. Foxing on edges of
pages. Else very good.
Foliage Birds Australian Birds and Their Favoured Plants -by- George Martin Adams. ISBN 073010012X.
Provides a wealth of information on which plants to use in landscaping in order to attract 50 species of Australian birds
in various parts of Australia; provides details of birds' social habits and interesting aspects of bird behaviour as well
as notes on identification and a distribution map; each bird is illustrated with both a superb line drawing and a colour
photograph. Used folio size hardcover book with no dust jacket as issued. 112 pages. (Popular Books a division of Reed Books
Pty Ltd. Frenchs Forest. Second Edition 1984) Foxing on endpapers and first and last few pages. Corners of covers bumped.
Pages are in fine condition. Weight 1.1 kilograms.
Handbook of The Birds of Europe The Middle East and North Africa: The Birds of The Western Palearctic:
Volume 1: Ostrich to Ducks -edited by- Stanley Cramp et al. ISBN 0198573588. (Oxford University Press. Oxford. 1977)
Used book. Hardcover book. No dust jacket. 722 pages Very good dark blue cloth covers with very good gilt lettering
on the spine. Bookshop bookplate inside front cover. Foxing and marks on edges of pages. All else is very good. Weight
Introduced Birds of The World The Worldwide History, Distribution and Influence of Birds Introduced to New
Environments -by- John L Long. ISBN 0589502603. Details of 425 introduced species of birds with distribution maps; 215 line drawings;
a description of each bird, its native range, where it was introduced, why it was successful or unsuccessful, and its
habits. Tables give additional summaries of each species. Includes a history of introductions of birds and the associate hazards
and benefits. Based on work carried out for the Agricultural Protection Board of Western Australia. (A H & A W Reed Pty Ltd.
Sydney. First ed. 1981) ISBN 0589502603. Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 528 pages. Dust jacket is sunned on the spine,
worn on edges with some small chips. Wear to edges of boards. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else very good. Weighs 1.5 kilograms.
Keeping And Breeding Finches And Seed-Eaters -by- Russell Kingston. ISBN 0958561206. Birds. Finches.
Includes distribution maps; sub-species and common names are listed alphabetically; birds are grouped into
their various families so as to alert the reader to their similarities and common heritage; a troubleshooting
chapter assists the reader with common problems associated with the keeping and breeding of finches and seed-eaters,
an egg identification chart is also included. Illustrated in colour. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 526 pages.
(Indruss Productions. New Farm, Qld. 1998) Dust jacket is lightly scuffed. Else in fine condition. Weight 1.3
Lovebirds A Complete Pet Owner's Manual -by- Matthew M Vriends, Ph.D. ISBN 0812090144.
Ornithology. Birds. Pet Birds. Everything about housing lovebirds; care of lovebirds; nutrition of lovebirds;
breeding lovebirds; and diseases of lovebirds. With a special chapter Understanding Lovebirds. 41 colour photographs
and 46 illustrations. Used softcover book. 95 pages. (Barron's Educational Series Inc. 1986) Corners of covers are
bumped. Pages are in excellent condition.
Lovebirds and Related Parrots -by- George A Smith. Aviculture. Ornithology. Birds. This book provides
up-to-date information on the lovebirds described in E N T Vane's 'Guide to Lovebirds and Parrotlets' (first published
in 1958), together with details on the colour varieties produced by mutation, on hanging-parrots, ringneck parakeets and
related genera. (Inkata Press. Melbourne. 1979) ISBN 0909605149. Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 180 pages. Dust
jacket is worn on edges. Foxing on endpapers and edges of pages. Else very good.
Malcolm Arnold's Birds Of The Top End -by- Malcolm Arnold. ISBN 0646324349.
A collection of works painted by contemporary Australian artist Malcolm Arnold during 1996-7 and is the
result of 12 years field observation of the birds of Northern Australia. Small softcover book. 49 pages.
(Barker Souvenirs. Alice Springs, NT. 1997) Front cover creased. Else very good.
On The Wing A Portfolio of Australia's 20 Most Beautiful Birds -by- Peter Longhurst. ISBN 0858359103.
Colour portraits of 20 Australian birds by Australian natural artist and watercolourist Peter Longhurst. Large softcover book.
47 pages. (Bay Books. Sydney. Undated) Covers are worn on edges. Lower corner of front cover is creased. Foxing on edges
of pages. Else very good.
Ravens in Winter -by- Bernd Heinrich. Birds. Ravens. The author's story of his adventures studying ravens
during four years of winters in Maine; illustrated by the author. (Summit Books. New York. 1989) ISBN 0671678094. Used book.
Hardcover book in dust jacket. 379 pages. Dust jacket is torn on edges of flaps. Lower edges of boards are worn. Foxing on
edges of pages. Else very good.
Reader's Digest Complete Book of Australian Birds. (Reader's Digest Services. Sydney. First Edition. 1976)
ISBN 0909486409. Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 615 pages. Duct jacket is creased, worn on edges with chips and
small tears, and one large tear down the fold of the rear flap. Foxing and some soiling on edges of pages. Foxing on
endpapers and edges of pages. The hinge has cracked in the centre of the book slightly loosening one block of pages however
the binding is still firm. Weighs 3 kilograms.
Reader's Digest Complete Book of New Zealand Birds. (Reader's Digest Services. Sydney. First Edition. 1985)
ISBN 094981962X. Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. Covered with a clear plastic sleeve. 319 pages. Light foxing on
endpapers, first and last few pages and edges of pages. Spine sunned. Else in excellent condition. Weighs 2.8 kilograms.
Sydney Birds And Where To Find Them From Wollongong To The Central Coast And West To The Blue
Mountains -by- Peter Roberts. ISBN 9781741754766. Australian Birds. Birdwatching. Features the top 30 birdwatching
localities in and around Sydney; each locality lists the key species to look out for; describes how to access the
location both by public transport and road and what amenities to expect; maps included where necessary; an invaluable
guide to Sydney birdwatchers. Illustrated in colour. Used softcover book. 208 pages. (Jacana Books/Allen & Unwin.
Sydney. 2009) In fine condition.
Tasmanian Bird Atlas Fauna of Tasmania Handbook No. 2 University of Tasmania -by- David Thomas. ISBN
0859011038. Used softcover book. 171 pages. (Fauna of Tasmania Committee. University of Tasmania. First Edition. 1979)
Name of previous owner written on first page. Light wear and grubbiness to covers. Spine darkened. Marks to edges of
some pages. Else pages are very good.
The Atlas Of Australian Birds (Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union) -by- M Blakers, S J J F Davies, P N Reilly.
ISBN 0522842852. (Published by Grobe Press Pty Ltd, Melbourne for Melbourne University Press, Melbourne,
reprint, 1985) Used large hardcover book, no dust jacket, 738 pages. Pictorial boards. Light soiling on edges of pages,
else in fine condition. Weighs 2.6 kilograms.
The New Guide to The Birds of New Zealand and Outlying Islands -by- Falla, Sibson and Turbott. Illustrated -by- Elaine Power.
ISBN 0002169282. New Zealand Birds. A complete guide to the native and introduced species of birds in New Zealand the outlying
islands; 315 species illustrated in color. (Collins. Auckland. Reprint with Addenda. 1981) Used book. Hardcover book.
No dust jacket. Pictorial covers. 247 pages. Covers are grubby. Spine has darkened. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
The Observer's Book of Birds of Australia -text by- Pat Slater -illustrated by- Peter Slater.
ISBN 0454000774. Used small hardcover book. No dust jacket as issued. 202 pages. (Methuen of Australia. Sydney.
1979) Light foxing on first and last few pages and edges of pages. Else in fine
The Sulidae Gannets and Boobies -by- J Bryan Nelson. Aberdeen University Studies Series Number
154. ISBN 0197141048. Birds. Ornithology. Information on each of the world's sulids under four main headings: Morphology and
Taxonomy; Numbers and Distribution; Ecology; Behaviour. Adaptation is examined in four comparative sections.
Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs, maps, line drawings, graphs. (Published for the
University of Aberdeen by Oxford University Press. 1978) Used book. Hardcover book in dust
jacket. 1012 pages. Dust jacket is scuffed with wear on edges, small tears and small piece torn from spine at
bottom and lower rear corner. Bookshop bookplate inside front cover. Foxing on first and last few pages and on
edges of pages. A few spots of insect damage on front free endpaper. Else book is very good. Weighs 3
Waterfowl in Australia -by- H J Frith. ISBN 0589500007. (A H & A W Reed Pty Ltd. Sydney. 1977) Used hardcover book
in dust jacket. 328 pages. Dust jacket is sunned on spine. Shelf wear to edges of boards. Remainder
mark at bottom of pages. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good. Weight 850 grams.
What Bird Is That? -by- Neville Cayley. ISBN 0207148465. Australian Birds. Ornithology. A completely revised and
updated edition of Neville Cayley's classic Australian ornithological work. Incorporates over 400 full page plates never before
published. Revised -by- Terence Lindsey. (Angus and Robertson Publishers. Sydney. 1984) Used book.
Oversize hardcover book in dust jacket. 802 pages. Dust jacket has heavy insect damage on the rear flap and is sunned
on the spine. Shelf wear to edges of boards. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good. Weighs 3.6
What Bird Is That? A Guide to the Birds of Australia -by- Neville Cayley. Field Edition 1989. ISBN 0207124310.
Prepared -by- Peter Roberts. Australian Birds. Ornithology. Used softcover book. 325 pages.
(Angus and Robertson Publishers. Sydney. 1989) Covered in clear contact. Inked name stamps of previous owner inside
front cover and half title page. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good. Weight 400 grams.
What Bird Is That? The Classic Guide to the Birds of Australia -by- Neville Cayley. Revised Field Edition
1991. ISBN 0207160678. Prepared -by- Terence R Lindsey. Australian Birds. Ornithology. Used softcover book. 442 pages.
(Angus and Robertson Publishers. Sydney. 1991) A written gift inscription on front free endpaper. Covers scuffed. Corners
are bumped. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else very good. Weight 650 grams.
What Bird Is That? The Classic Guide to the Birds of Australia -by- Neville Cayley. Revised Field Edition 1991.
Prepared -by- Terence R Lindsey. Australian Birds. Ornithology. ISBN 0207160678. Used softcover book. 442 pages.
(Angus and Robertson Publishers. Sydney. 1991) Corners of covers are lightly pumped. Foxing inside cover, endpapers
and edges of pages. Else very good. Weight 650 grams.
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