Please note that the first edition was published in Europe by Bloomsbury, but they have no plans to published the second edition.
The essential field guide to the wildlife of New Zealand. New Zealand is home to an amazing and distinctive flora and fauna, most of it found only in this country. This fully revised field guide covers most of the birds, mammals and reptiles that you are likely to see, as well as a good selection of invertebrates and a large number of trees, shrubs and other plants. Accompanied by hundreds of colour photographs, the succinct species descriptions contain information on identification, distribution and biology. A useful introductory section covers New Zealand's main habitats as well as key geological features, including the extensive thermal and volcanic region in the central North Island. Maps, places to visit and a list of national parks, as well as a comprehensive index, make this an indispensable travelling companion.
- Fully revised and expanded.
- Compact format for use in the field.
- Over 700 full species accounts.
- Hundreds of colour photographs
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).
Review of the first edition:
"For the inquisitive visitor, this photographic field guide is the perfect companion – small and compact."
– Birding World (2010)