Field Guides

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Subject: Field Guides
From: "Bob Forsyth" <>
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 17:42:41 +1000
g'day all
I was browsing thru some old copies of  Australian Birds (Journal of the NSW Field Ornithologists Club) and V20 No2, April 1986 contained a review of  The Birds of Australia (1984) by Simpson and Day.
The reviewer says in part...
... it is inevitable that errors creep in...
After providing some examples of incorrect labelling, he also says...
... there are many examples of poor proportioning...
... the accuracy of distribution maps for many species is questionable...
... some colours may be too vivid and contrasting...
Seems I've read something very similiar about the latest Field Guide ?
Regards, Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW Qld.
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