Re: Field Guides

To: (Birding Aus)
Subject: Re: Field Guides
From: Paul Taylor <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 08:17:40 +1000 (EST)
> After the recent flurry of comments about the new Pizzey field guide,
> perhaps I can ask a question about the "old" Simpson and Day.  Why is the
> White-throated Needletail on page 157 illustrated flat on its back, looking
> quite dead?  Just curious.

Ken Simpson gave a talk at a Canberra Ornithologists Group meeting some time
ago, and said it was because White-throated Needletails are either seen
flying, or dead on the ground.  Personally I think it's because Nicholas Day
has a sense of humour.  :)  Does anyone know of any other field guide that
pictures a dead bird?

   Paul Taylor

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