The publication of a new work on Australian birds (The Directory of Australian Birds) occurred as this field guide was close to completion, with all maps drawn, and text completed, and too late for any major change in direction. However the text of the guide was checked against the new reference, and where there were differences (mainly at subspecies level) a mention of these, as possible future changes, has usually been mentioned.
Any further significant and generally accepted changes in classification will be mentioned at this site for the benefit of those Guide owners who wish to keep up with such developments.
Corrections to the MM Field Guide to Australian Birds.
This book was first published about August 2000. Most of the minor errors were corrected in the first reprint which shipped into Australia about December 2000. The current printing seems to be free of errors in text as far as I am aware. Changes to colour illustrations and maps are more difficult, but will eventually be incorporated in later editions. Please contact me with suspected errors or omissions, sightings out of map range, etc at: