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Field Guide to the Wildlife of New Zealand

Field / Identification GuideNew

By: Julian Fitter(Author)

276 pages, colour photos

Bloomsbury Publishing

Paperback | May 2018 | #241761 | ISBN-13: 9781472961006
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £16.99 $22/€19 approx
Paperback | Jun 2010 | #178056 | ISBN-13: 9781408108659
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About this book

Please note that this is a reprint of the 2010 edition without new information.

New Zealand is a popular tourist destination with a wide range of dramatic scenery and a long list of endemic species. Although the country's wildlife has suffered as a result of unwelcome introductions, most species have managed to survive thanks to a number of dedicated and inspired conservationists. This glorious photographic field guide illustrates most of the vertebrate species to be found there, as well as a large number of typical invertebrates and flora. The photographs are accompanied by a succinct text, and this portable guide will be invaluable to all visitors to the country with an interest in natural history.

"For the inquisitive visitor, this photographic field guide is the perfect companion – small and compact."
Birding World (2010)


Foreword 5
Acknowledgements 6
Author's introduction 7
Map of New Zealand 9
Introduction 10

Overview, Natural History Human History Maps of North & South Islands Conservation & Alien species Climate Habitats 20
Coast Rivers and Wetlands Forest - Lowland & Upland Alpine and subalpine Geology 26
Birds 30
Mammals 92
Amphibians & Reptiles 98
Invertebrates 108
Seashore 128
Plants 136
Native Trees and Shrubs Vines & Epiphytes Ferns Herbs - Native - Alpine Herbs - Native - Coastal Herbs - Native - Other Grasses and Sedges Non-Vascular Plants 226
Fungi Mosses, Liverworts, Hornworts Lichens Appendices Places to Visit 234
National Parks & Protected Areas 238

Bibliography 242
Glossary 246
Organisations 248
Index 250

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Julian Fitter is a naturalist and author who lives in New Zealand for much of the year. His previous books include the bestselling Wildlife of the Galapagos, and Albatross: Their World, Their Ways (co-author).

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