Morcombe Revised Field Guide

To: "Messages Birding-aus" <>
Subject: Morcombe Revised Field Guide
From: "Bob Forsyth" <>
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2004 16:56:45 +1000
g'day all,

A list member asked what are the revisions to the Michael Morcombe
Field Guide to Australian Birds.
I note at least 7 plates have been entirely redone.
These include
41,          petrels
47 & 49, shearwaters
73,          egrets
75,          bitterns
99,          crakes etc
123,        stints etc

Unfortunately the look-a-like Quails and Button Quails are still
separated by 84 pages

The Guide now includes an Alphabetic Quick Index that is also colour
Michael has a Web Page listed on pages 2 and also 432

But I had to use the Light Background feature on my PC and vintage
screen when it was available.
Updates can be found at

Unfortunately my 24 Kbps is much too slow to handle the Video clips
and I was unable to determine which pages to skip.
I suspect that there may be a few other problems with the Web Page.

When the FG was 1st published there were a number of postings to this
Mailing List detailing various errors.
A couple that I checked out have been corrected
eg  .. the note on Black Currawong Tail, page 315

At that time I commented that the Nest section should have been
published as a separate book .. but I am surprised
how frequently I now refer to it.

Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW Qld.

Birding-Aus is now on the Web at
To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send the message 'unsubscribe
birding-aus' (no quotes, no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
  • Morcombe Revised Field Guide, Bob Forsyth <=

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU