Kay's Secondhand Books & Music Australia
Second hand Bird books
A Guide to Australian White Cockatoos Their Management Care and Breeding -by- Chris Hunt (1999).
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 second hand softcover book. (ABK Publications.
South Tweed Heads. 1999) Rear cover creased in upper corner. Else in fine condition.
A Photographic Guide to Birds of Australia -by- Peter Rowland The Australian Museum (2003). ISBN
1853685992. Australian Birds. A pocket-sized guide to Australian birds with full colour photographs
illustrating each of the 251 Australian bird species. Used second hand small softcover book. 144 pages. (New Holland Publishers.
Sydney. Reprint. 2003) In fine condition. Weight 200 grams.
A Step By Step Book About Lovebirds -by- Arnold Weston (1988). ISBN 0866224564.
Lovebirds. Covers breeding of Lovebirds; taming Lovebirds; housing of Lovebirds; exhibiting Lovebirds; colour varieties of
Lovebirds; Lovebird Health care and feeding. Illustrated in full colour. Used second hand softcover book. 64 pages.
(T.F.H. Publications Inc. 1988) Covers are worn on spine and corners. Pages are in very good condition.
Australian Birdwatchers Diary -by- Ted Schurmann & Wendy Jennings (1984). 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 second hand 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 (1969). ISBN 0725402598. Illustrated with colour
photographs by Arthur J Salter. Used second hand small softcover book. 106 pages. (Ure Smith. Sydney. 1969) Foxing on edges. Else very good.
Australian Parrots in Field and Aviary The Comprehensive Revised Edition of Neville Cayley's Standard Work -by-
Alan H Lendon (1983). Australian Natural Science Library. (Angus and Robertson Publishers. London. Reprint. 1983) ISBN 0207124248.
Used second hand 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 & Dawn Frith (1995). ISBN 0958994218.
Illustrated in full colour with location maps and descriptive text. (Tropical Australia Graphics. Qld. 4th printing. 1995)
Used second hand softcover book. 70 pages. In very good condition.
Australian Tropical Birds A Selected Portfolio -by- Clifford Frith & Dawn Frith (1986). ISBN 0958994218.
Illustrated in full colour with location maps and descriptive text. (Tropical Australia Graphics. Qld. 2nd printing. 1986)
Used second hand softcover book. 70 pages. Small stain in upper corner of last two pages. Spine sunned. Else very good condition.
Beginner's Guide To Parrots -by- Greg Jennings (1985). ISBN 0949474207. Birdkeeping. Parrots.
All the information you need to know to start right with Parrots; illustrated with colour photographs. Used second hand hardcover book.
No dust jacket. 52 pages. (Paradise Press. Paradise Point, Qld. 1985) Covers are scuffed with a small scape on outer edge.
Corners of covers are bumped. Previous owner's name written on grubby front free endpaper. Pages are in very good condition.
Bird Attracting Plants -by- John W Wrigley & Murray Fagg (Australian Native Plant Library) (1990). 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 second hand softcover book. 106 pages. (Angus & Robertson Publishers. 1990) Covers
are worn on lower edge. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
Birds In The Australian High Country -editor- H J Frith
-illustrated- B T Watts (revised edition 1976). ISBN 0589071882. Australian Birds. The life histories of
the birds of the south-eastern highlands of Australia, a region extending from Goulburn NSW almost to Melbourne
and including Canberra, the ACT and the Australian alps and associated mountain systems; the birds are arranged in
systematic order with descriptions of their identification, voice, distribution, breeding, feeding, and habits;
this book is the work of 14 Canberra ornithologists; illustrated by Betty Temple Watts with colour plates and
line drawings. Used second hand hardback book in dust jacket. 488 pages. (A H & A W Reed Pty Ltd, Sydney. Revised
Edition 1976) Dust jacket is scuffed, worn along upper edge & sunned on spine. Remainder mark on bottom on pages.
Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good condition. Weight 1.4 kilograms.
Birds Of South-Eastern Australia Vol 4 Inland Waters Gould League Of Victoria Revised Edition 1987. ISBN 0909858667.
Australian Birds. Text -by- A J Reid, N J Shaw, and W R Wheeler. Editor P L Mason. Illustrated -by- Susan McInnes. Used
second hand small pocket-sized softcover book. 74 pages. (Gould League Of Victoria Inc. Revised Edition 1987) Covers are
creased. Else in very good condition.
Birds Of South-Eastern Australia Vol 5 Birds Of The Dry Country Gould League Of Victoria Revised and Updated
Edition 1986. ISBN 0909858640.
Australian Birds. Text -by- A J Reid, N J Shaw, and W R Wheeler. Editor P L Mason. Illustrated -by- Susan McInnes. Used
second hand small pocket-sized softcover book. 91 pages. (Gould League Of Victoria Inc. Revised and Updated Edition 1986)
Covers are creased. Else in very good condition.
Birds and Where to Watch Them in New South Wales -by- Roy Wheeler (1987). 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 second hand softcover book. 119 pages. (William Collins Pty Ltd. Sydney. 1987)
Foxing on edges of pages. Else in fine condition.
Breeding Lovebirds -by- Tony Silva & Barbara Kotlar (1988). ISBN 0866227229. TFH KW-125.
This book is illustrated with 80 full-colour photographs and presents sensible, easy to follow recommendations about all aspects
of caring for and breeding Lovebirds. Used second hand hardcover book. No dust jacket. 96 pages. (T.F.H. Publications. 1988) Foxing on reverse
of covers and on edges of pages. Else in very good condition.
Budgerigars -by- Georg A Radtke (1988). ISBN 0876669844. TFH KW-011.
This book is illustrated with over 100 full-colour photographs and drawings presents sensible, easy to follow recommendations about all aspects
of selecting and caring for a Budgerigar. Used second hand hardcover book. No dust jacket. 128 pages. (T.F.H. Publications. 1988) Small tear in lower
corner of last page. Foxing on first and last few pages. Else in very good condition.
Budgerigars In Colour Their Care And Breeding Revised Edition 5th Edition 1986 -by- A Rutgers
edited by Cyril Rogers (1986). ISBN 0713718552. Blandford Colour Series. First printing of the revised 5th Edition.
68 colour plates by the distinguished bird artists, H Heinzel and R A Voweles with up to date text details of every
aspect of budgerigar keeping and breeding; a standard reference work. Used second hand hardback book in dust jacket. 244 pages.
Blandford Press. Poole. First printing of revised 5th Edition. 1986) Light foxing on reverse of covers, and edges of
pages. Dust jacket knocked at top. Else in very good condition. Weight 500 grams.
Fascinating Australian Birds A Pictorial Guide -by- Don Goodsir OAM, Tony Oliver & Nicola Oram (2007). ISBN 9781921221811.
Australian Birds. A selection of both common better-known birds and special interest birds; many of the birds selected for this book are
likely to be seen where Australians live or travel or are well-known for their special characteristics; illustrated in full colour. Used
second hand softcover book. 139 pages. (Brolga Publishing. Melbourne. 2007) In AS NEW condition.
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 second hand 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 & Nicolas Day (1993). ISBN 0959826785.
Australian Birds. Used second hand 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 (1994). ISBN 1863022651. Birds. Ornithology.
Bird Disease. Bird Injuries. 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 second hand softcover book. Minor scuffing to covers. Else in
Foliage Birds Australian Birds and Their Favoured Plants -by- George Martin Adams (1984). 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 second hand 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.
Gouldian Finches A Complete Pet Owner's Manual -by- Matthew M Vriends (1991).
ISBN 0812045238. Birds. All you need to know about raising Gouldian Finches: housing, feeding, health care
and a special chapter on understanding Gouldian Finches; up-to-date & clear enough for beginning bird owners;
22 colour photographs and 26 line drawings. Used second hand paperback book. 80 pages. (Barron's Educational
Series Inc, NY, 1991) In fine condition.
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 (1977). ISBN 0198573588. (Oxford University Press. Oxford. 1977)
Used second hand 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
Know Your Birds Australia's Most Common Birds -by- Louise Egerton (2009). ISBN 9781877069130.
Ornithology. Australian Birds. There are over 750 species of birds in Australia; this book narrows the field to
Australia's best known birds which you are likely to see around our towns and cities; each of the 80 entries features a
photographic portrait with information on foibles, habits, social lives and domestic arrangements. Used second hand paperback book.
176 pages. (Reed New Holland. Sydney. Reprint. 2009) A few marks on reverse of front cover. Else in fine condition.
Weight 400 grams.
Lovebirds A Complete Pet Owner's Manual -by- Matthew M Vriends, Ph.D (1986). 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 second hand 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 (1979). ISBN 0909605149. 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) Used second hand 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 (1997). 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 second hand 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.
Used second hand 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.
On Rare Birds -by- Anita Albus -translated from the German by- Gerald Chapple (2011). ISBN 9781742232546.
The stories of ten rare or extinct bird species based on natural history and investigative reporting; illustrated with
superb artwork by the autor and images ranging over five centuries; will delight anyone who loves birds, laments the
depletion of their populations by human hands, and cares about the survival of those species that still stand a chance.
Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 276 pages. (University of New South Wales Press Ltd. Sydney. 2011) Written gift
inscription on half title page. Else in fine condition. Weight one kilogram.
Parrots A Natural History -by- John Sparks & Tony Soper (1990). ISBN 0715391593.
Birds. This book is all about parrots, their design, function, human interaction & mis-use, and conservation. Illustrated with
colour and black & white photographs and line drawings. Used second hand hardback book in dust jacket. 240 pages. (David &
Charles Publishers, Newton Abbot, 1990) Dust jacket is scuffed. Light foxing to edges of pages. Else very good. Weight 620 grams.
Slater's Australian Birdwatcher's Notebook -by- Peter Slater. 1995 edition. ISBN 0947116613. Australian Birds. Birdwatching.
A portable field notebook for the amateur birdwatcher or the expert naturalist who wants to record on-the-spot bird
identification details and list bird sightings. Used second hand softcover book. 216 pages. (Lansdowne Publishing. Sydney. 1995)
Names blacked out on reverse of front cover. No marks on the pages except light foxing on edges of pages. All else in
very good condition.
Sydney Birds And Where To Find Them From Wollongong To The Central Coast And West To The Blue
Mountains -by- Peter Roberts (2009). 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 second hand softcover book. 208 pages. (Jacana Books/Allen & Unwin.
Sydney. 2009) In fine condition.
Taming And Training Lovebirds -by- Risa Teitler (1988). ISBN 0866229868. TFH KW-038.
This book is illustrated with over 80 full-colour illustrations and presents sensible, easy to follow recommendations about all aspects
of taming and training Lovebirds. Used second hand hardcover book. No dust jacket. 96 pages. (T.F.H. Publications. 1988) In fine condition.
Tasmanian Bird Atlas Fauna of Tasmania Handbook No. 2 University of Tasmania -by- David Thomas (1979). ISBN
0859011038. Used second hand 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 New Guide to The Birds of New Zealand and Outlying Islands -by- Falla, Sibson and Turbott (1981). 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 colour. (Collins. Auckland. Reprint with Addenda. 1981) Used second hand 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 (1979).
ISBN 0454000774. Used second hand 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
Waterfowl in Australia -by- H J Frith (1977). ISBN 0589500007. (A H & A W Reed Pty Ltd. Sydney. 1977)
Used second hand 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.
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