Books on Australian Finches

Books on Australian Finches


Birds of Australia
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Australian birds are unique. This book features photographs that showcase the birds in intimate environments – from sea and shore birds to night birds, honeyeaters and finches. It features over 100 birds in their native habitats

About the author:Don Hadden is a wildlife photographer and author. While working on Bougainville Island, he discovered two new species of birds. He is a member of the Royal Australian Ornithologists Union and New Zealand Ornithological Society. For the last six years, Don and his wife Llane have been living and traveling in the Australian Outback.



Grassfinches in Australia
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It is not surprising that Australian grassfinches are highly popular with ornithologists and aviculturists, for included among the species are one of the most beautiful of all birds – the Gouldian Finch Erythrura gouldiae – and one of the most familiar cagebirds – the Zebra Finch Taeniopygia guttata. Despite a scarcity in published works on finches, interest in the species is growing, leading to a dramatic advancement in our knowledge of many species. For example, we have gained new information from field observations carried out on little-known species, including the Blue-faced Parrot-Finch Erythrura trichroa and the Red-eared Firetail Stagonopleura oculata.

Significant advances in taxonomic research, largely as a consequence of the development and refinement of biochemical analyses, often involving DNA-DNA hybridisation, have given us a new insight into relationships among species, with some unexpected alliances being determined. Additionally, dramatic changes have taken place in avicultural practices, and in virtually all countries aviculture has taken on a new professional approach, with the most notable results being increased productivity and success with a wider variety of species.

After a lapse of almost half a century since publication of Klaus Immelmann’s eminent work on finches, based on extensive field studies, the time has come for a new examination of Australian grassfinches. In Grassfinches in Australia, Joseph Forshaw, Mark Shephard and Tony Pridham have summarised our present knowledge of each species, and have given readers a visual appreciation of the birds in their natural habitats and in aviculture.

The resulting combination of superb artwork and scientifically accurate text ensures that this volume will become the standard reference work on Australian grassfinches. In addition to enabling aviculturists to know more about these finches in the wild as a guide to their own husbandry techniques, detailed information on current management practices for all species in captivity is provided. The book also includes colour plates depicting some of the more common mutations held in Australian and overseas collections



Gouldian Finches (Complete Pet Owner’s Manual)
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These beautiful multicolored birds are native to Australia. When kept as pets, they thrive on seeds and fresh fruit. Here’s reliable information on cage maintenance and general care of this popular bird.



Zebra Finches (Complete Pet Owner’s Manual)
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and instruction cover proper feeding, housing, health care, training, grooming, protection against hazards, and much more. Texts emphasize basics and are easy for all readers to understand, but most titles in this series also present facts that even experienced pet owners and breeders havn’t encountered before. Each manual has been individually written by an expertamany of them professional breeders or veterinarians. All volumes are filled with full-color photos of the highest quality and with instructive line drawings



The Complete Guide to Finding the Birds of Australia
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First published in 1994, The Complete Guide to Finding the Birds of Australia was the first ever book of its type in Australia – a complete guide to locating every resident bird species in Australia. This fully revised second edition expands on the first, describing the best-known sites for all of Australia’s endemic birds, plus regular migrants such as seabirds and shorebirds. It covers all states and territories, and is the first guide to include all of Australia’s island and external territories. A comprehensive Bird Finder Guide details site information on all Australian bird species, and the authors provide valuable travel advice.


Field Guide to the Birds of Australia
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Since it was first published in 1984, Simpson and Day’s Field Guide to the Birds of Australia has been one of the most respected bird guides in the country. The guide contains 132 superb full-colour plates showing all Australian bird species; key points of identification using the latest classification system; distribution maps for all species; over 900 black-and-white line illustrations; breeding information; a vagrant bird bulletin; a core library list; and easy-to-use indexes. This edition has been revised and updated, including some beautiful new plates.



Keeping Canaries
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Canaries have been domesticated since the fifteenth century, when the Spanish first imported them from their Canary Isles home, attracted by their melodic song. Since then their popularity as a caged bird has spread throughout the world. This book introduces several of the different types of canary that are popular today, and offers invaluable advice on the responsibilities of ownership and how best to care for these beautiful birds.


Practical Quail-keeping” is a comprehensive guide for anyone who keeps quail or who is thinking about starting out. It covers all key aspects of responsible quail husbandry, and explains how to set up and equip your quail house and pens, how to care for your birds, and how to breed and raise young hatchlings through to healthy adulthood. The authors draw on their extensive experience as quail breeders to provide a unique insight into keeping these fascinating little birds.

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