To discover more about some of our bird fauna, choose a species from the following complete Tasmanian bird list. The Australian boobook was split from the Tasmanian boobook and morepork in volume 5 of the Handbook of the Birds of the World in 1999, though several authors, including Australian ornithologists Les Christidis and Walter Boles, continued to treat the three taxa (Australian plus Tasmanian boobooks and moreporks) as a single species. This is a nice book to use for practice before going to Tasmania. “A superb guide to 29 locations to watch birds and mammals in Tasmania.” published by Allen & Unwin 2007. Tasmania This page lists books about birds and birdwatching in the Australian state of Tasmania. Birds of Macquarie Island are not included in this list. The Best of Australia's Birds “A stunning collection of images of Australia’s favourite birds plus informative text. The books are arranged by publication date with the most recent at the top. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The satin fly catcher is a small blue - black and white bird with a small crest young birds a dark brown - grey above with pale streaks and buff edges to the wing feathers, with a brown - orange throat and chest. A comprehensive listing of all major bird species found in Tasmania, accompanied by full-colour photographs of each bird in its natural habitat for identification purposes. Field Guide to Tasmanian Birds book. ISBN 1 86436 4610. Australia For bird books that cover all or a large part of Australia see: Australia : Field Guide to Tasmanian Birds Dave Watts New Holland Publishers. Tasmania has a rich bird fauna, including several species which are confined to the State, such as the remarkable Tasmanian native hen and the threatened forty-spotted pardalote. 2017. A total of 379 species of bird have been recorded living in the wild on the island of Tasmania, nearby islands and islands in Bass Strait. I especially appreciated having good photos with a narrowed focus on just the Tasmanian birds. ISBN 978 1 74175 202 1. This is a reprint of an earlier edition. Twelve species are unique (endemic) to the island of Tasmania, and most of these are common and widespread. An ideal present.” published by New Holland 1999. Informative text, distribution maps and full-colour photographs makes Field Guide to Tasmanian Birds an essential guide for anyone interested in Tasmania's avifauna. The colours of the juveniles are duller than the adults. The sexes appear similar; however, generally adult birds differ in the colour of the irises; the male has very dark brown (almost black) irises and the female has mid-brown or red irises.