The PIZZEY AND KNIGHT BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA DIGITAL EDITION for Android is a comprehensive and interactive application that combines multimedia data on over 900 Australian bird species with seven interactive modules for every aspect of mobile birding.
The app can be used as a FIELD GUIDE (like the book) or as a BIRD LIST, with essential functions such as view bird page, play the sound, add to your list and view similar birds available directly in both.
The FIELD GUIDE displays the full field guide pages of the book. You can browse the pages and identify a bird, play the sound, add to your list, and open the Bird Page for further detail.
The BIRD GUIDE includes a full bird list and individual BIRD PAGES for over 900 Australian bird species, with illustrations, species text, distribution maps, photographs and sounds.
The BIRD LIST includes all the new species and new names, with functions for Bird Page, Play Sound, Add to List, Similar Birds and Field Guide Page. You can also select regional lists, and names from IOC, C&B, Birdlife and Clements lists.
SIMILAR BIRDS loads a list of birds similar to that selected. COMPARE BIRDS displays the bird pages side by side for direct comparison.
IDENTIFICATION uses location, habitat, bird shapes and plumage to shortlist possible species for identification.
MY LOCATION is an interactive map for finding your current location, generating bird lists for your location, and locating birding sites near you. Or tap for a new location, get GPS co-ords and load a bird list. Or tap a birding site to get a list or open the site description.
MY LISTS is a personal list manager that includes a life list and sub-lists that report to your life list. You can also sync your lists to Google Drive, and export lists for backup. Sighting details include place, date, GPS co-ords, and sighting notes.
BIRDING SITES includes descriptions of 270 birding sites from around Australia, with photos, bird list, and weather forecast. "Show on Map" loads Google Maps for directions and navigation to the site.
The MULTIMEDIA DATA includes • over 250 field-guide pages • over 900 individual bird pages • all the ‘new’ bird species and names • over 2500 illustrations, 4000 photos, and 700 bird sounds • colour-coded distribution maps with seasonal status bar and endemic and red data species indicated • new rare bird maps.
The DOWNLOAD is 725MB, which includes the app plus an additional multimedia data file. Once downloaded the data file is extracted to the internal memory of your device, so you need 1.45GB of memory available to download and extract the data. As a universal app it runs on both Android phones and tablets.
For more detail on the PIZZEY AND KNIGHT BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA DIGITAL EDITION and to take a tour of the app, please visit www.gibbonmm.com.au.
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