Mark Ziembicki Australian Bustard (Australian Natural History Series)
CSIRO Publishing | 2010 | ISBN: 0643096116 | 120 pages | PDF | 3,1 MB
The Australian bustard is Australia’s heaviest flying bird. It is an icon of the Australian outback where it is more commonly known as the bush or plains turkey. It is also culturally and spiritually significant to Aboriginal people, who prize it as a favorite bush tucker.
This book provides the first complete overview of the biology of the Australian bustard. Based on the first major study of the species, the author explores the bustard’s ecology and behavior, its drastic decline since European settlement, and the conservation issues affecting it and its environment. Color photographs of juvenile and adult birds complement the text as well as showcase particular behaviors, such as the spectacular display routines of males when mating, which are unique among Australian birds. Australian Bustard is the perfect book for natural history enthusiasts.