by Joseph M. Forshaw
Illustrated by William T. Cooper
Lansdowne Press, 1981, [Revised], ISBN 0701810351, full page colour illustrations throughout, black and white photographs, large format hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, small scuff to spine of dustjacket (see photographs)
“The first edition of Australian Parrots, published in 1969, was widely acclaimed as a definitive study of one of Australia’s most popular groups of birds. In the past decade, Australian ornithologists have shown an increasing interest in parrots and much new data has come to hand. This second edition has been produced by two Australians with an unsurpassed knowledge of the birds in their natural habitats: Joseph Forshaw has made a lifetime study of parrots and has travelled throughout Australia to gain personal experience with various species. William Cooper has mastered the technique of illustrating these brilliantly coloured birds in portraits that are both scientifically accurate and artistically appealing.
The book contains detailed descriptions of every species and subspecies, together with information on distribution, habitats, habits, movements, feeding and breeding. Included also is information on the housing and care of parrots in captivity. The full-page paintings are complemented by line maps, a bibliography, gazetteer and index have been provided.”