Clifford B. Frith and Dawn W. Frith
Illustrated by Eustace Barnes, Sonogram production by Michael McGuire, Series editors: C. M. Perrins, W. J. Bock, and J. Kikkawa
Clifford Frith is the author of a highly-respected companion volume in the Bird Families of the World series, The Birds of Paradise. Clifford's early ornithological positions included The Natural History Museum, London, and the Royal Society of London Research Station, Aldabra Atoll, Indian Ocean. He obtained his PhD at Griffith University, Brisbane, for evolutionary studies of bowerbirds and birds of paradise. Dawn Frith obtained her PhD, in littoral zone marine biology, at London University and lectured in zoology before meeting Clifford on Aldabra Atoll, where she studied insects. Both Cliff and Dawn are private ornithologists and self-employed natural history authors, photographers, and publishers. They have worked on tropical Australasian birds, as well as various other avian, other vertebrate, and invertebrate, groups, and mangrove ecology, in the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, and tropical Pacific. They are Honorary Research Fellows of the Queensland Museum and joint recipients of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union's D. L. Serventy Medal for contributions to ornithology.