Flocks of ColourBook - 2013
What name could be a more apt description of Australia than The Land of Parrots, a name inspired by late sixteenth-century maps showing a southern region labelled Psittacorum regio? This beautiful book takes a close look at parrots in Australia, from the first published illustration of an Australian parrota Rainbow Lorikeet, collected live on Cooks 1770 voyage, to William T. Coopers twentieth-century watercolour of the elusive Night Parrot.
Publisher: National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT : 2013
Branch Call Number: ANF 598.710994 OLSE
Characteristics: vii, 216 p. : chiefly col. ill., maps ; 29 cm