Famous Australian Birds
World authority Gisela Kaplan describes in fascinating detail the unique talents and habits of the eight bird species covered in this book - where they live, how they hunt and fight, how they mate, breed and parent, how they relate to humans. Her lively stories and photographs add a personal touch to this very special bird book.
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