As a dane that had his first visit to Oz last year, bringing Pizzey and Knight in the Collins version copyright 1997, my two pennies worth is that gray shrike-thrush in Victoria was impossible to ID from this plate (pg 439). The ID came in house when I later browsed through one of the other field guides in a book store. Most other birds were easy to identify from plates and text.
I later met a birder with the small field guide (Slater?) that had just seen a swift parrot. He was not sure, because of some differences between his illustration and the bird - there, P&K was much better and he became fully convinced.
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