New Pizzey field guide - comments

Subject: New Pizzey field guide - comments
From: "Steve Clark" <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 1997 15:45:36 +1100
G'day all

Firstly I must echo the views of others by heaping praise on this 
book.  The plates are (to me) excellent and the text is up to 
Graham's high standards.

Inevitably a couple of mistakes have caught my eye.  The distribution 
maps for Budgerigar and Elegant Parrot show all of Tasmania filled in.

I think the order of species should have more closely followed 
Christides & Boles.  The treatment of Ringneck Parrots as two species 
is a bit confusing.  It is the only case I can find where the book 
departs from current classification.  Why do it for Ringneck and not 
several other species?

The size of the book doesn't bother me.  I've never understood some 
people's desire to have their field guide in their pockets while 
birding.  Take notes and use the guides back at camp.

I urge you all to do yourselves a favour and buy this book.  Apart 
form anything else it will stimulate the competition to strive harder.


Steve Clark

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