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Books about Grasswrens

This page lists books about Grasswrens. The books are in order of publication date with the most recent at the top.

Grasswrens are members of the Maluridae family which are native to Australia and New Guinea. The family also includes emu-wrens and fairy-wrens.

Family: Maluridae
Genus: Amytornis


Grey grasswren
Amytornis barbatus

Black grasswren
Amytornis housei

White-throated grasswren
Amytornis woodwardi

Carpentarian grasswren
Amytornis dorotheae

Short-tailed grasswren
Amytornis merrotsyi

Striated grasswren
Amytornis striatus

Eyrean grasswren
Amytornis goyderi

Western grasswren
Amytornis textilis

Thick-billed grasswren
Amytornis modestus

Dusky grasswren
Amytornis purnelli

Kalkadoon grasswren
Amytornis ballarae


Handbook of Australian, New Zealand, and Antarctic Birds: Volume 5: Tyrant-flycatchers to Chats

Editor: P. J. Higgins, J.M. Peter, W.K. Steele

Illustrations: Jeff Davies

Oxford University Press


"HANZAB is one of the world's major ornithological projects. The first four volumes have attracted several awards, critical praise and an international market. Volume 5 covers 118 species: kingbirds and tyrant-flycatchers; New Zealand wrens; pittas; lyrebirds; scrub-birds; Australian tree-creepers; Australasian wrens (fairy-wrens, grasswrens, and emu-wrens); honeyeaters and chats."

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Fairy-Wrens and Grasswrens: Maluridae

Ian Rowley and Eleanor Russell

Colour plates: Peter Marsack

Oxford University Press


296 pages, 8 colour plates, numerous line drawings, maps

The opening general chapters describe the taxonomy, evolution, biology, behaviour, and conservation. These chapters are include black-and-white drawings showing typical behaviour, as well summary graphs and tables. The second section provides accounts of the 25 species, each one giving comprehensive information on the bird in its natural state. Distribution maps and sonograms are included. All species are fully illustrated in specially commissioned colour plates by Peter Marsack.

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The Fairy-Wrens : A Monograph Of The Maluridae

Richard Schodde and Richard Weatherly

Lansdowne Editions


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The Wrens and Warblers of Australia

Editor: Victor Serventy

Birds Of Australia series

The National Photographic index of Australian Wildlife

Angus & Robertson


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Last updated December 2016