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Author McKilligan, Neil, 1940-
Title Herons, egrets and bitterns : their biology and conservation in Australia / Neil McKilligan.
Imprint Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Pub., [2005]

Series Australian natural history series
Australian natural history series.
Subject Ardeidae -- Australia.
Herons -- Australia.
Bitterns -- Australia.
Wildlife conservation -- Australia.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 133 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-131) and index.
Contents Preface and acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Herons of the world; 2 What makes herons different?; 3 The importance of herons; 4 Distribution, movements and longevity; 5 Feeding and food; 6 Breeding; 7 Population numbers and conservation; 8 Species resident in Australia; 9 Occasional visitors; References; Index.
Summary This is the first book to deal exclusively with the Australian members of the Family Ardeidae (herons, egrets and bitterns). It gives a comprehensive, easy-to-read account of their origins, classification and biology, and explains the features that distinguish them from other birds.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0643092099 (electronic bk.)
9780643092099 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 60820028
Additional Format Print version: McKilligan, Neil, 1940- Herons, egrets and bitterns. Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Pub., ©2005 0643091335 (OCoLC)58811133