Field guide to the birds of Australia
Field guide to the birds of Australia 8th edition - completely revised and updated (Simpson)

By Ken Simpson and Nicholas Day


This edition published in 2010 by Penguin/Viking, colour plates and b&w illustrations, soft cover, 392 pages


Price $A39.95 plus $A13.50 postage within Australia [up to 3 kg], overseas postage please request a quote


ISBN 9780670072316

Since it was first published in 1984, Simpson & Day's Field Guide to the Birds of Australia has been one of the most - if not the most - respected bird guide in the country. It has sold over 500 000 copies.


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 eighth edition has been revised and updated, including some beautiful new plates.



Quick index




How to observe a bird

Key to families

Field information [pages 18-281]

Vagrant bird bulletin

Where the birds live

Breeding information

Australian islands and territories checklists


Index of latin names

Index of common names

Writers, artists and their contributions

Quick index