In 2014 the ABSA was granted permission, by BirdLife Australia, to extract the data and artwork from The Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds (HANZAB) to produce a new series of Bird in the Hand field information sheets. These will make available to field workers, and particularly bander trainees, data that are available in HANZAB, to age and sex many Australian bush birds.
New sheets will be added as they are compiled. Existing sheets will be updated from new published information, or from advice provided by users (please email ABSA).
Guides & ID Keys
Guide to Primary Moult [PDF]
Guide to Brood Patches [PDF]