The Big Book of Birds: Hardcover $9 (RRP $29.99) + Delivery ($0 with Prime/ $39 Spend) @ Amazon AU

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Why is a flamingo pink? Can a parrot talk? Is a bald eagle really bald? This follow-up to the hugely successful The Big Book of Bugs, The Big Book of Beasts and The Big Book of the Blue answers these questions and many more. It opens with introductory spreads explaining how to recognize different bird's eggs, the bird family tree, why different species of birds have different beaks and feathers, and why some birds migrate and travel vast distances every year. Subsequent spreads, illustrated with various habitats, are dedicated to specific varieties of bird, including hummingbirds, peacocks, flamingos, bald eagles, secretary birds, albatrosses and red-crowned cranes. Some will teach children how to spot different birds within a specific variety, for example how to differentiate the American robin from the European robin. Others explore bird habitats, for example showing how birds adapt to live in cities. Finally, the book invites young bird spotters to protect birds where they live and make their gardens bird friendly. This is a big, beautiful book to look at again and again.


  • Continues to price match Kmart which has low or some coming soon marked stock.
  • Same as per previous post minus other versions of the series for $9.
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Comments

  • Why is a flamingo pink?

    Bought so I guess I’ll find out soon enough.. thx OP

    • +3

      Funnily enough, I just read that to my kid from my $5 100 things to know about planet earth book.
      They eat a Cyanobacteria from the lakes they live in. It makes them and the lakes pink.

  • https://youtu.be/jLQppGhQ-vA

    Skip through this like 18 minute video if you wish to take a look.

    Thanks OP Got one.

  • Only 5 left in stock.
    Thanks OP!

  • Thanks, got 1

  • +2

    Same price at kmart. Got one

    • Kmart version isn't as good printing and paper quality.

      • Why? Isn't it the same book?

        • 🤷🏻‍♂️ Don't ask me? Different print runs? I am not familiar with book publishing.

          Yes it's the same content, but side by side the kmart is inferior. It's not that big of a difference, but given a choice (if they cost the same), I would get the Amazon version.

  • +5

    An innocent ozbargainer might think that this book is a bargain… Down from $30 to $9…. Hardback… Etc etc.

    A more sceptical ozbargainer, like myself, would see through the tricks of the trade. RRP $30 for a 64 page book??!

    If you've already ordered before reading this comment - I'm sure you'll enjoy the book (that you never intended to purchase) but you will be thinking quietly to yourself: I've just paid $9 for a book that's worth $5 or $10.

  • Won’t add to cart on Amazon app

  • As someone (relatively) new here, how many of these birds can kill a person?

    • A cassowary can kill. An emu can kill but it is rare.
      Are you asking how many birds in Australia can kill? Or how many birds in the book? Or?

  • +1

    OOS

  • aaaaaand its gone!

  • Patiently waiting for the Sesame Street Book of Big Bird

  • Back in stock.