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A Field Guide to Australian Birds Volume 1 Non-Passerines A Field Guide to Australian Birds 
and Volume 2 Passerines Peter Slater. ISBNs 0851791026 and 0851798136 for sale 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.
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A Field Guide to The Seabirds of Australia and The World Captain Gerald Tuck 
Hermann Heinzel D L Serventy ISBN 0002197200 for sale A Field Guide to The Seabirds of Australia and The World -by- Captain Gerald Tuck and Hermann Heinzel with additional material -by- D L Serventy. Birds. Ornithology. A comprehensive field guide to seabirds; 781 birds painted in colour; 138 line drawings; 298 maps. (William Collins Sons & Co. Sydney. 1980) ISBN 0002197200. Used book. Hardcover book. No dust jacket. Pictorial boards as issued. 276 pages. Foxing on edges of pages. Else in excellent condition.
Product Id: BR18339
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A Photographic Guide to Birds of Australia Peter Rowland ISBN 1853685992 for sale 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.
Product Id: BR22046
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Australian Birds and Their Young A Portfolio of Paintings of Breeding Species of 
The Eastern States Terence Lindsey paintings by Gladys Y O'Grady signed copy ISBN 0726966509 for sale, used books on Ornithology for sale, used books 
on birds for sale, used Australian bird books for sale Australian Birds and Their Young: A Portfolio of Paintings of Breeding Species of The Eastern States -text by- Terence Lindsey. Illustrated with paintings -by- Gladys Y O'Grady. Signed copy. Australian Birds. Australian Art. Australian Bird Paintings. Ornithology. Signed by Gladys Y O'Grady on the title page accompanied by a colour photograph of aged Gladys with her painting materials taped to the page. 73 colour plates. (Cassell Australia Limited. Sydney. 1979) Used book. Oblong hardcover book in dust jacket. Dust jacket is scuffed and the corners are bumped with small tears. Shelf wear to edges of boards. Light foxing on upper edge of pages. Else very good. Weighs 1.4 kilograms.
Product Id: BR18338
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Australian Finches the Finches of Australia Klaus Immelmann ISBN 0207136262 for sale Australian Finches: A Brilliant and Comprehensive Study of The Finches of Australia -by- Klaus Immelmann. Australian Natural Science Library. ISBN 0207136262. Edited with a foreword by Alec H Chisholm. Illustrated with paintings by Neville W Cayley. (Angus and Robertson Publishers. London. Reprint. 1977) Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 216 pages. Dust jacket is worn on edges and sunned. Shelf wear to boards. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
Product Id: BR18328
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Australian Parrots Joseph Forshaw John Yrizarry for sale, used books on Australian Birds, 
used Ornithology books for sale 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.
Product Id: BR18342
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Australian Parrots in Field and Aviary The Comprehensive Revised Edition of Neville Cayley's 
Standard Work Alan H Lendon ISBN 0207124248 for sale, books on Australian parrots for sale 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.
Product Id: BR18327
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Aviculture in Australia Keeping and Breeding Aviary Birds Mark Shephard 
ISBN 1876334487 for sale, used bird books for sale, used books on birds for sale 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 kilograms.
Product Id: BR18310
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Bird Diseases Arnall Keymer ISBN 087666950X for sale 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.
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Birds in The Australian High Country H J Frith Betty Temple Watts ISBN 0589071882 for sale 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.
Product Id: BR18329
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Birds of Southern California's Deep Canyon Wesley W Weathers ISBN 052004754 for sale 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.
Product Id: BR18311
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Simpson and Day Field Guide to The Birds of Australia A Book of Identification 1994 ISBN 0670906700 for sale 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.
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First Aid For Birds The Essential Quick-Reference Guide Tim Hawcroft ISBN 1863022651 for sale, used books on birds, 
used books on ornithology, used books on diseases of birds, used books on bird injury 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 excellent condition.
Product Id: BR21440
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Flying Free Reidar Brodtkorb ISBN 0198573588 for sale, books on birds, books on eagles, 
used books, for sale 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.
Product Id: BR15702
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Handbook of The Birds of Europe The Middle East and North Africa The Birds of The 
Western Palearctic Volume 1 Ostrich to Ducks Stanley Cramp ISBN 0198573588 for sale 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 2 kilograms.
Product Id: BR18502
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Introduced Birds of The World John L Long ISBN 0589502603 for sale 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.
Product Id: BR18491
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Lovebirds and Related Parrots George A Smith ISBN 0909605149 for sale, books on Aviculture, books on Ornithology, 
books on Birds, hanging-parrots, ringneck parakeets, lovebirds, parrotlets, used books, for sale 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.
Product Id: BR18336
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Ravens in Winter Bernd Heinrich ISBN 0671678094 for sale, books on ravens, books on birds, used books, 
for sale 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.
Product Id: BR18600
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Reader's Digest Complete Book of Australian Birds ISBN 0909486409 for sale, books on Australian birds, 
books on birds, used books, for sale 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.
Product Id: BR18495
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Reader's Digest Complete Book of New Zealand Birds ISBN 094981962X for sale, books on New Zealand birds, 
books on birds, used books, for sale 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.
Product Id: BR18494
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Sydney Birds And Where To Find Them From Wollongong To The Central Coast And West To The Blue 
Mountains Peter Roberts ISBN 9781741754766 for sale 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.
Product Id: BR22099
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Tasmanian Bird Atlas Fauna of Tasmania Handbook No.2 University of Tasmania David 
Thomas ISBN 085901103 for sale 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.
Product Id: BR22047
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The Atlas Of Australian Birds Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union Blakers Davies 
Reilly ISBN 0522842852 for sale 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.
Product Id: BR12949
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The New Guide to The Birds of New Zealand and Outlying Islands, Falla, Sibson, Turbott, Elaine Power, 
0002169282, books on New Zealand birds, books on birds, used books, for sale The New Guide to The Birds of New Zealand and Outlying Islands -by- Falla, Sibson and Turbott. Illustrated -by- Elaine Power. 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) ISBN 0002169282. 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.
Product Id: BR18599
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The Observer's Book of Birds of Australia Pat Slater Peter Slater ISBN 0454000774 for sale 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 condition. (2)
Product Id: BR22013
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The Sulidae Gannets and Boobies, J Bryan Nelson, Aberdeen University Studies Series Number 
154, 0197141048, books on sulids, books on gannets, books on boobies, books on birds, books on ornithology, used books, for sale The Sulidae Gannets and Boobies -by- J Bryan Nelson. Aberdeen University Studies Series Number 154. 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) ISBN 0197141048. 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 kilograms.
Product Id: BR18504
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Waterfowl in Australia Frith ISBN 0589500007 for sale Waterfowl in Australia -by- H J Frith. ISBN 0589500007. (A H & A W Reed Pty Ltd. Sydney. 1977) Used book. 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.
Product Id: BR18326
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What Bird Is That?, What Bird Is That, Neville Cayley, 0207148465, books on Australian birds, books on birds, 
books on ornithology, used books, for sale What Bird Is That? -by- Neville Cayley. 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) ISBN 0207148465. 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 kilograms.
Product Id: BR18503
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What Bird Is That? The Classic Guide to the Birds of Australia revised field edition Neville Cayley 
Terence R Lindsey ISBN 0207160678 for sale, used books on Australian Birds, used books on Ornithology 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) 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.
Product Id: BR21760
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