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Beautiful Birds of New Zealand

Art / Photobook

By: Rod Morris and Alison Ballance

224 pages, Colour photographs

Random House New Zealand

Paperback | Dec 2006 | #173861 | ISBN: 1869418107
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About this book

From the seashore through wetlands and rivers, past towns and pastures and on up to the high country, this book covers all the birds you're likely to see in New Zealand. It describes 100 birds, including some rare and endangered species. Importantly it includes both native and introduced birds. For each bird there is accessible, informative and anecdotal text and a stunning photograph to go with it. Cleverly photographed and gorgeously designed, Beautiful Birds of New Zealand is a must-have both for its beauty and reference material.

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Rod Morris worked for both DoC and Natural History NZ for years and has has been involved with more than 30 books as a photographer - eg FIELD GUIDE TO NZ WILDLIFE, ISLAND MAGIC, THE LOST WORLD OF THE MOA, SAVING NZ'S ENDANGERED BIRDS as well as several children's books.

Alison Ballance is a wildlife film-maker and writer. She has produced 13 television documentaries, and written 23 books. She has a Masters degree in zoology, worked as information officer for DSIR Ecology Division after graduating, and has worked for television production company NHNZ (Natural History New Zealand) since 1990.

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