Michael Morcombe

Author and Designer of Australian Nature Books; Artist, Writer, Photographer

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Bird Books

Bird Art

Bird Guide






Fine China

For Kids


Photo Library

Wildlife Books

Scenic Books

Wildflower Books

Site Introduction: mmbirds

This site is built around the Michael Morcombe Field Guide to Australian Birds, which contains identification information on 850 species of birds, and has over 3400 illustrations. The site also shows previous books by the same author, including other bird books, wildlife books, scenic and natural environment books, and others showing the Australian flora. While the emphasis is upon birds, there are some accounts of other wildlife, such as the Dibbler rediscovery, and the pollination story.

Banded Stilt. Apple Quicktime needed to display as video




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By clicking on DARK BACKGROUND, this page, and some of the those following, can be changed from dark background, to light, and back if so desired. This may be a personal preference choice, or easier to read .Several pages will be kept with dark background, even in the "pale mode". It may also be found that the dark background version is fine at night, b ut the light bacground is best by day, or at other times when there is a high level of ambient light; please experiment with this.

Some computers or monitors may display text on a dark background with insufficient clarity for easy reading. Some colours may be rendered differently, so that parts are difficult to see against the background colour. If the light text on dark background is hard to read, try the light coloured background version. (This does not affect data pages after the password, already light coloured).

The thin flat LCD screens fitted to laptops, and now increasingly used on desktop computers, give the clear sharp text needed for easy reading of light on dark text, and also render photos sharper. This web sight has been created on a Macintosh G4 Titanium Powerbook, with 15 inch LCD screen. Significant differences, text and pictures not as sharp, and significant colour variation from the original site design, are evident using a CRT monitor.

This light background page can be called up from the command line by adding /
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Website concept, design and construction by Michael K Morcombe, Copyright 2002 Reproduction or copying of site or contents for commercial use is forbidden except with written permission of the copyright owners

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