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Birds of the west wind: how Australia has shaped New Zealand’s avian life.Artist/Author: Sheeran, Garry.
The origin of New Zealand birds is a story whose continuing evolution in the last 30 years especially has upset many apple carts – from the idea that the moa has evolved from a small South American bird which flew to ancient New Zealand, to the seeming preposterous suggestion that the kiwi is more closely related to the Madagascan elephant bird than the moa. What, then, of the kakapo, kea, tui, rifleman, stitchbird and the rest of our iconic New Zealand birds? Garry Sheeran has dug up what professionals are re-discovering about the origin of New Zealand birds with the help of modern scientific tools. A particular theme is the influence of Australian avifauna on New Zealand’s bird life. In Part 1 he tells of his layman’s latter-day interest in birds with enthusiasm, originality and charm. He also traces how the origin stories of birds are closely connected to the origins of the islands and continents on which they are found. Part 2 contains specific origin stories of more than 80 land and shore birds, and traces their possible connection to Australian birds. The book is aimed as much at readers with little knowledge of New Zealand’s bird life as it is at enthusiastic and knowledgeable birders.
The field guide to the birds of New Zealand.Artist/Author: Heather, Barrie, Hugh Robertson and Derek Onley.
New Zealand’s most loved field guide has now been fully revised and updated. Comprehensive, reliable and easy to use, this edition covers 374 species, including 35 new additions, making this the book’s biggest revision since it was first published. Features 85 stunning colour illustrations of New Zealand birds, including rare and recently extinct species along with distribution maps and an in-depth guide to field identification. This edition also includes an introduction to key bird-watching sites and an additional handbook section that provides information on the distribution, habitat, population, conservation, breeding, behaviour and feeding habits of each species.
There is also a concise edition – see Robertson [stock id 38117].
Native birds of New Zealand.Artist/Author: Hallett, David.
A beautiful photographic book of New Zealand’s native birds that will appeal to the casual bird-watcher as well as the ornithologist. The photographs in this book have been taken by David Hallett, one of New Zealand’s leading wildlife photographers, who captures the beauty of New Zealand’s native birds in their natural environment, from the subtropical north to the Sub-Antarctic Islands, and from the oceans to the alpine meadows of the Southern Alps. The text is kept short and avoids the in-depth academic material found in some of the very good reference books on the market. It does include all the interesting facts that set New Zealand’s native birds apart, presented in a short, concise format that makes the book ideal for browsing.
Buller’s birds of New Zealand: the complete work of JG Keulemans.Artist/Author: Norman, Geoff.
In 2012, the comprehensive, landmark publication Buller’s Birds of New Zealand: The Complete Work of JG Keulemans presented all-new reproductions of JG Keulemans’ definitive 19th century images of New Zealand’s native birds, from both editions and the subsequent supplement of A History of the Birds of New Zealand by Walter Buller. By popular demand, this accessible, affordable new edition presents the full set of the original, cherished masterpieces for new readers and existing fans alike. Buller’s Birds: Classic Paintings of New Zealand Birds is reproduced in rich, luminous colour, along with the fascinating story of this internationally significant artist and his work. Like the complete edition, each painting is accompanied by up-to-date taxonomic information in English and te reo Maori and contains a delightful Foreword by Stephen Fry.
Land of birds: an illustrated tribute to the birds of New Zealand.Artist/Author: Meyer-Westfeld, Niels.
A stunning new book of New Zealand bird illustrations. Using the structure of a naturalist’s journal, Niels Meyer-Westfeld has created a very personal and sensitive tribute to this country’s remarkable birdlife. The heart of the book is his beautifully detailed illustrations of birds, covering all of our best-loved wetland, sea and forest species. The main illustrations are supported by beautifully rendered sketches and working drawings. Accompanying the illustrations is text from the author, which provides information about the species, and anecdotes about the process of creating his artwork. His text is also an impassioned call for a greater awareness of the wider threats that so much of our endangered birdlife faces in New Zealand. Land of Birds will appeal to anyone with a passion for New Zealand’s flora and fauna, particularly birds, as well as those with an interest in illustration and art.
Birds of New Zealand: a photographic guide.Artist/Author: Scofield, Paul and Brent Stephenson.
Illustrated with stunning new photography and drawing on the latest information from birders and biologists, this guide is the definitive introduction to the identification and behaviour of New Zealand’s 345 bird species. From the Kermadecs to Campbell Island, from beloved endemics to passing vagrants, from albatrosses and shearwaters to kiwi and k?k?, the book ranges widely.
New Zealand bird calls.Artist/Author: Moon, Lynnette, Geoff Moon, John Kendrick, and Karen Baird.
New Zealand is known for its birds, and the melodic quality of their song. Here, in one book and CD package is a selection of 60 of the most popular, important or interesting birds. In the book, each bird entry includes information about habitat, distribution, appearance and behaviour of the bird, along with a description of its calls. Each entry is illustrated with photographs from the renowned collection of Geoff Moon, making identification easy. The CD, contained in a plastic envelope on the book’s inside back cover, contains 60 tracks, one per bird, and each track includes up to three different calls, such as alarm, territory and courtship songs. “New Zealand Bird Calls” is an essential guide for any bird enthusiast to enjoy in the field or at home, and it will open up new ways to get to know birds by their calls.
Photographic guide to birds of New Zealand.Artist/Author: Moon, Geoff.
In this fully revised edition with attractive new cover, species accounts have been updated according to the 4th edition of the Ornithological Society’s official “Checklist of the Birds of New Zealand”. The many changes include updates to classification, distribution and population status. Maori names have now also been added for all species, where applicable. Although not intended to take the place of a more in-depth field guide, the book features photographs of the most commonly seen birds along with detailed information on distribution, habitat, behaviour and breeding. Each bird is illustrated with at least one colour photograph to aid identification, and in many cases photographs also show the birds in their habitat – nesting, feeding and socialising.
Where to find birds in far North New Zealand: a site guide.Artist/Author: Davies, Detlef.
Detlef Davies is Regional Representative for the Far North branch of the Ornithological Society of New Zealnad and has travelled widely in the country but particularly in his local area, the Far North. This book is a product of this exploration.
Collins travellers guide to birds of New Zealand.Artist/Author: Fitter, Julian and Don Merton.
Containing over 600 full-colour photographs and featuring detailed species descriptions and distribution maps. Includes key information on national parks helps readers to find the best spots to discover each bird; includes useful information on conservation efforts and offers guidelines on sensible behaviour to encounter nature at its very best.
Checklist of the birds of New Zealand, Norfolk and Macquarie Islands, and the Ross Dependency, Antarctica.Artist/Author: Gill, Brian, et al., editor.
This substantially revised and expanded edition of the Checklist of the Birds of New Zealand is the official list of all the birds in the New Zealand region, including Norfolk and Macquarie Islands, and the Ross Dependency, Antarctica. Published in association with the Ornithological Society of New Zealand, this comprehensive guide was compiled by the society’s Checklist Committee. It provides details of the nomenclature, taxonomy, classification, status and distribution (current, historical and fossil) of every living and extinct species of New Zealand bird and, for the first time, includes complete synonymies. More than fifty species have been added, along with thorough bibliographic references, a list of Maori bird names, a full index and updated maps. By the Checklist Committee, Ornithological Society of New Zealand.
New Zealand birds: an identification guide.Artist/Author: Chambers, Stuart.
This identification guide includes information about colours (pages are colour-edged, the most conspicuous colours of the bird shown on the edges of the page); a description of habitat; information about the range of the bird; its size (each section starts with the smallest bird in that category); information on abundance and status; and distinct features and characteristics. Every entry is accompanied by a minimum of one colour photograph of the bird.