Field Guide to Victorian Fauna
By Museum Victoria
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The animals found in the south eastern Australian State of Victoria are unique and diverse. Detailed descriptions of animals, maps of distribution, and endangered species status combine with stunning imagery and sounds to provide a valuable reference that can be used in urban, bush and coastal environments. The content has been developed by scientists at Museum Victoria, Australia’s largest public museum organisation.
The app holds descriptions of over 950 species encompassing birds, fishes, frogs, lizards, snakes, mammals, freshwater, terrestrial and marine invertebrates, spiders, and insects including butterflies. From animals found in rockpools, minibeasts in your garden, to wildlife you might see in the bush. We’ve put in a lot of species, but it’s still a fraction of the complete fauna of Victoria. Our scientists will continue to add additional species and refine descriptions over time.
We are continually improving our app. If you have any feedback, please contact us using the App Support button in the Ratings and Reviews section.
This app is one of a suite of field guides for each state and territory, developed by Australia’s leading natural history museums.
What's New in Version 2.1
· Minor content updates
· Minor bug fixes
This is an excellent resource that I refer to a lot. My only complaint is that there are clear errors in the distribution maps. It looks like the data has been cobbled together from separate state data which makes it look like certain animals just cease to exist across a state border, like there's a fence there or something. The data seemed more accurate in a previous version of the app when it only showed Victoria.
There seems to be a lot of deficient data regarding species distribution maps and their recorded observations in Victoria. For instance, the Red Fox. There are plenty of sightings in NSW & SA, however virtually no observations in VIC. I know this is not the case as Foxes are rampant throughout Victoria. This is also an issue for loads of your listed species; Mammals and others. It seems redundant to name an application 'VIC field guide' and fail to display the distribution of the species in VIC.
Apart from this, an absolutely fantastic ap!
Finally theres an app like this, I’ve been saying for years that someone should make an app like this, i even thought about trying to make one myself, but this is much better then i could have imaged. love the details and info giving, i use it every 2nd to 3rd day.
- Category: Education
- Updated: 07 June 2014
- Version: 2.1
- Size: 375 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Museums Board of Victoria
- © 2014 Museum Victoria
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.