Private Lives: Ages, Mates and Movements of some Australian Birds - Pauline ReillyKenthurst: Kangaroo Press, 1988, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Frontispiece;
From the cover: “Have you ever wondered what the life span of a particular bird is, how long it stays with its mate, whether it changes breeding places and builds new nests, or where it travels? This is the kind information collected by the Australian Banding Scheme, and presented in this book. The author takes a selection of 43 birds and reveals wondrous facts about each species: how some perform incredible feats covering vast distances, some then come back to the same place to find their mate, and how most young birds leave the nesting area before they mate. Breeding habits can involve pairs, trios, communal breeding, single parents of each sex and pairs of the same sex. The reasons behind this behaviour are complex, but the chain of discovery begins here.”