A fully comprehensive field guide to the 322 bird species of the Australian High Country including all common, rare and vagrant species. For each species the common and scientific names are listed as well as local variations; each is illustrated with many variants. The main identifying features are described and key facts cover size, habits, habitat, breeding, distribution, voice and status in the region. Distribution maps provide an at-a-glance view of where the birds can be found. The book also includes information on climate and topography, types of habitat, orders and families, residents, migrants, vagrants and highly scarce migrants, and their birdwatching sites. The checklist provides complete information on the local status of each species.