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Birds in their habitats : journeys with a naturalist, Ian Fraser

Label
Birds in their habitats : journeys with a naturalist
Title
Birds in their habitats
Title remainder
journeys with a naturalist
Statement of responsibility
Ian Fraser
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is a book of the discovery of birds and the places they live. Everywhere we go there are birds, and they all have mysteries to be unravelled. These mysteries include the way they look, from bizarre to apparently mundane, why they live where they live, and the things they do, many of which are far too incredible to even be imagined as fiction. Birds in Their Habitats is a collection of stories and experiences, which introduce fascinating aspects of birdlife, ecology, and behaviour. Informed by a wealth of historical and contemporary research, Ian Fraser takes the reader on a journey through four continents: from places as unfamiliar as the Chonos Archipelago of southern Chile and the arid Sahel woodlands of northern Cameroon, to those as familiar as a suburban backyard. And with humour and personal insight, it is a book about the sometimes strange world of the people who spend a life absorbed in birds
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fraser, Ian
Dewey number
598.17
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL698.95
LC item number
.F73 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Birds
Target audience
general
Label
Birds in their habitats : journeys with a naturalist, Ian Fraser
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prelude -- Introduction -- Deserts: Warrigal Waterhole, northwest Queensland: an oasis -- South-west Queensland: locust swarms -- The Sahel: arid woodland -- The Atacama: the driest desert -- Other memories of deserts -- Rainforests: Western Cameroon: lowland tropical rainforest -- Julatten, north Queensland: a magnet for birders -- Mount Kinabalu, Sabah -- Bamenda Highlands, Cameroon, vanishing birds -- Mindo Valley, Ecuador: a jewel in the crown -- Aguas Verdes, northern Peru: more positive ecotourism news -- Acjanaco Pass Road, southern Peru: cloud forest -- Top End, Australian monsoon forests -- Kibale Forest, Ugand: more pittas -- Paluma, north Queensland: fragmented rainforest -- Cairns, north Queensland: hovering sunbird -- Other memories of rainforests -- Oceans and islands: The Galapagos: oceanic islands -- Tasmania: a continental island -- Lord Howe Island: a volcanic speck -- Island breeding colonies: from Fernandina to Cape Town to Victoria to Chile -- Chile's Chonos Archipelago: prolific seabirds -- Other memories of oceans and islands -- Mountains: Torres del Paine NP: Andean condors -- Colca Canyon: high-altitude birding -- The Drakensbergs, Lesotho: snow in Africa -- Torres del Paine again: New World vultures -- Other memories of mountains -- Wetlands and rivers: -- Gum Swamp, New South Wales -- Cocha Salvador, Peruvian Amazonia -- Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Canberra -- Other memories of wetlands and rivers -- Suburbia: Canberra: crafty cockies -- Canberra again: the Great Kole debate -- Melbourne Cricket Ground: a groggy gull -- Canberra yet again: hybrid parrots -- Still in Canberra: pardalotes -- Other memories of suburbia -- Woodlands and grasslands: -- Great Western Woodlands, Western Australia: Emu family -- High Veld, Wakkerstroom, south Africa: Widowbirds -- Barkly Tableland, Northern Territory: grassy expanses -- Other memories of woodlands and grasslands
Control code
on1002848516
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 225 pages, [16] pages of colour plates
Isbn
9781486307449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781486307449
  • (OCoLC)1002848516
Label
Birds in their habitats : journeys with a naturalist, Ian Fraser
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prelude -- Introduction -- Deserts: Warrigal Waterhole, northwest Queensland: an oasis -- South-west Queensland: locust swarms -- The Sahel: arid woodland -- The Atacama: the driest desert -- Other memories of deserts -- Rainforests: Western Cameroon: lowland tropical rainforest -- Julatten, north Queensland: a magnet for birders -- Mount Kinabalu, Sabah -- Bamenda Highlands, Cameroon, vanishing birds -- Mindo Valley, Ecuador: a jewel in the crown -- Aguas Verdes, northern Peru: more positive ecotourism news -- Acjanaco Pass Road, southern Peru: cloud forest -- Top End, Australian monsoon forests -- Kibale Forest, Ugand: more pittas -- Paluma, north Queensland: fragmented rainforest -- Cairns, north Queensland: hovering sunbird -- Other memories of rainforests -- Oceans and islands: The Galapagos: oceanic islands -- Tasmania: a continental island -- Lord Howe Island: a volcanic speck -- Island breeding colonies: from Fernandina to Cape Town to Victoria to Chile -- Chile's Chonos Archipelago: prolific seabirds -- Other memories of oceans and islands -- Mountains: Torres del Paine NP: Andean condors -- Colca Canyon: high-altitude birding -- The Drakensbergs, Lesotho: snow in Africa -- Torres del Paine again: New World vultures -- Other memories of mountains -- Wetlands and rivers: -- Gum Swamp, New South Wales -- Cocha Salvador, Peruvian Amazonia -- Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Canberra -- Other memories of wetlands and rivers -- Suburbia: Canberra: crafty cockies -- Canberra again: the Great Kole debate -- Melbourne Cricket Ground: a groggy gull -- Canberra yet again: hybrid parrots -- Still in Canberra: pardalotes -- Other memories of suburbia -- Woodlands and grasslands: -- Great Western Woodlands, Western Australia: Emu family -- High Veld, Wakkerstroom, south Africa: Widowbirds -- Barkly Tableland, Northern Territory: grassy expanses -- Other memories of woodlands and grasslands
Control code
on1002848516
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 225 pages, [16] pages of colour plates
Isbn
9781486307449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781486307449
  • (OCoLC)1002848516

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