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The Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand

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By: Barrie Heather(Author), Hugh Robertson(Author), Derek Onley(Illustrator)

464 pages, 85 plates with colour illustrations; b/w illustrations, colour distribution maps

Penguin Books New Zealand

Paperback | Apr 2015 | Edition: 4 | #224626 | ISBN-13: 9780143570929
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About this book

The Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand is the modern classic of the genre – the tried and trusted reference for lovers of New Zealand birds.

Comprehensive, reliable and easy to use, this fourth revised edition features:
- 374 species, including 35 new additions – the book's biggest revision since first publication
- 85 stunning colour paintings of New Zealand birds, including rare and recently extinct species
- An introduction to key bird-watching sites
- Distribution maps and an in-depth guide to field identification
- An additional handbook section that includes information on the distribution, habitat, population, conservation, breeding, behaviour and feeding habits of each species

The only field guide to New Zealand birds officially endorsed by the Ornithological Society of New Zealand, this is the most authoritative reference available – a wonderful celebration of the country's extraordinary and diverse birdlife.

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Hugh Robertson was educated at Massey University (BSc Hons) and Oxford University (DPhil). He is currently a Principal Science Advisor at the Department of Conservation (DOC) and has worked for the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) for over 35 years, specialising in kiwi research for the past 23. Author or co-author of over 60 scientific publications, Robertson is an acknowledged expert in his field, serving as the Oceania representative on the CITES Animals Committee and as scientific advisor to the Kakerori Recovery Programme in the Cook Islands. He has won several awards for his work, including the Ornithological Society of New Zealand's AT Edgar Junior and Falla Memorial awards. He is a regular commentator on Radio New Zealand National. Robertson lives in Wellington, and is married with two children and a kiwi-finding labrador.

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