Book of the Month at the Northern Territory Library
John Gould’s extinct and endangered birds of Australia / Sue Taylor
The Birds of Australia: In seven volumes was published in 1848 by John Gould. More than 150 years later writer Sue Taylor has produced a new volume, with the emphasis on birds that are considered either extinct or endangered.
Taylor’s book is beautifully illustrated with images that have been reproduced from Gould’s original publication. Each entry provides information such as the scientific name, general description, habitat, diet and breeding of each species, as well as threats that they face in the wild. Birds covered in the book include the Southern Cassowary, the Painted Honeyeater and the Black-throated Finch.
Taylor’s book includes a list of birds arranged according to whether they are considered extinct, endangered or vulnerable.
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