Pizzey & Knight Birds of Australia Digital Edition

By Gibbon Multimedia Pty Ltd | DVD-Rom or App | Feb 2014 | Edition: 2 | 4000 Colour Photographs | 2500+ Colour Illustrations | Colour Distribution Maps | 800+ Sound Files | CD ISBN: 9369999040055

The Publisher’s View: Pizzey & Knight Birds of Australia Digital Edition is a comprehensive and interactive multimedia program. It combines multimedia data on over 900 Australian bird species, with eight interactive modules that facilitate almost every aspect of “computer birding”.

The Field Guide displays the full field guide pages of the Pizzey and Knight bird guide, with species text, distribution maps and sounds.

The Bird Guide includes a full bird list and individual bird pages for each bird, with illustrations, species text, distribution maps, photographs and sounds. The bird list includes all the new species and new names.

Similar Birds selects similar birds and shows them side by side for comparison.

Identification uses location, habitat, bird shapes and plumage to shortlist possible species for identification.

My Location is an interactive map for finding your location, generating bird lists, and locating birding sites.

My Lists is a personal list manager that includes a life list and sub-lists that report to your life list. You can also export and import lists.

Birding Sites includes details of over 250 birding sites around Australia, with bird lists and photographs.

Habitats describes the bioregions and habitats of Australia with descriptive text, photographs and bird lists.

The BIRDS database includes • over 250 field-guide pages • over 900 individual bird pages • all the ‘new’ bird species and names • over 2500 illustrations, 3300 photos, and 700 bird sounds • distribution maps completely revised and colour-coded with seasonal status bar and endemic and red data species • rare bird maps.

Additional functions include • Edit bird pages and birding site pages, and add your own photos and multimedia

Enjoy a screensaver with over 3000 photos.

System Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Internet Explorer 7 or later, Pentium 2 or better. Minimum hard drive space 2GB. The program is distributed on both DVD disc for PC, and by download.

Fatbirder View: I’m not going to go on at length… Pizzey & Knight is always the most recommended of the Australian Field Guides and now you can use the digital version on your desktop or, like me pop the app on your iPad or smartphone.

This is no mere digitalization of the field guide… it has a mass more illustrations, handy stuff about the best birding sites wherever you happen yourself to be and, of course the songs and calls.

Suffice it to say it will go with me when I next visit down under!

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