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Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Their Biology and Conservation in Australia (Australian Natural History Series) epub

by Neil McKilligan


Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Their Biology and Conservation in Australia (Australian Natural History Series) epub

ISBN: 0643091335

ISBN13: 978-0643091337

Author: Neil McKilligan

Category: Science

Subcategory: Biological Sciences

Language: English

Publisher: CSIRO Publishing (March 2, 2005)

Pages: 144 pages

ePUB book: 1208 kb

FB2 book: 1146 kb

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The book starts with worldwide and Australian perspectives on the heron family, outlining the herons’ habits and habitats, origin and biogeography, classification and relationships.

This is the first book to deal exclusively with the Australian members of the Family Ardeidae (herons, egrets and .

This is the first book to deal exclusively with the Australian members of the Family Ardeidae (herons, egrets and bitterns). Some of Australia’s herons have become very scarce in the southern half of the continent and are at risk of national or local extinction.

Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Their Biology and Conservation in Australia. In northern Australia heron habitats and resources are largely pristine and consequently this region accommodates large numbers of certain species.

Some of Australia s herons have become very scarce in the southern half of the continent and are at risk of national or local extinction. A final chapter on population and conservation provides a useful summary of the present status of the Australian herons, some of whom are thriving and.

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Some of Australia’s herons have become very scarce in the southern half of the continent and are at risk of national or local extinction.

a b c McKilligan, Neil (2005). Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Their Biology and Conservation in Australia (PDF extract). Australian Birds: Their Nests and Eggs. Kenmore Hills, Queensland: self. p. 182. ISBN 0-646-42798-9.

Australian natural history series. Australian natural history series. This is the first book to deal exclusively with the Australian members of the Family Ardeidae (herons, egrets and bitterns).

This is the first book to deal exclusively with the Australian members of the Family Ardeidae (herons, egrets and bitterns). It gives a comprehensive, easy-to-read account of their origins, classification and biology, and explains the features that distinguish them from other birds. The book devotes a major chapter to the 14 Australian species, covering their distribution and movements, feeding, breeding, population dynamics and conservation. Some of Australia’s herons have become very scarce in the southern half of the continent and are at risk of national or local extinction. In northern Australia heron habitats and resources are largely pristine and consequently this region accommodates large numbers of certain species. A final chapter on population and conservation provides a useful summary of the present status of the Australian herons, some of whom are thriving and others who are in a very precarious position.