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Godwits: Long-haul Champions

By: Keith Woodley

240 pages, Col photos, col illus

Penguin Books New Zealand

Paperback | Sep 2009 | #184382 | ISBN-13: 9780143011934
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NHBS Price: £44.99 $55/€50 approx

About this book

This book tells the story of the godwits and their migrations - why and how they do it. It follows the birds on their intrepid journeys, examining the places they visit, be it an estuary in northern New Zealand, a mudflat on the Chinese-North Korean border, or a tundra nesting site in Alaska.

The author, respected godwit expert and manager of the Miranda Shorebird Centre, details the amazing changes these birds undergo before their departure - from moulting into new plumage, to doubling their weight and shrinking non-essential body organs - as well as outlining their array of innate skills in weather prediction and global navigation.

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