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Article  •  31 October 2023

 

Who are you voting for in New Zealand Bird of the Century?

Now at Penguin Random House we may be biased towards a particular penguin alliance... but that doesn't mean that there aren't some wonderful other birds to vote for.

Find out more about all the different birds of Aotearoa with these wonderful guides! Then don't forget to vote on the Bird of the Year website.

The Brilliance of Birds Skye Wishart, Edin Whitehead

Who knew that the morepork, our forest-dwelling owl, can turn its head 270 degrees? Or that the eastern bar-tailed godwit doubles its body weight before undertaking an epic and continuous migration of 11,000 kilometres? Or that the tui has a specially placed voicebox, enabling it to duet with itself, sometimes producing sounds too high-frequency for humans to hear?

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The Hand Guide to the Birds of New Zealand Barrie Heather, Hugh Robertson, Derek Onley

A bestseller revised: the new edition of this essential reference for identifying New Zealand birds features its biggest update ever.The Hand Guide to the Birds of New Zealand is a trusted, invaluable reference for lovers of New Zealand birds.

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The Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand Barrie Heather, Hugh Robertson, Derek Onley

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. A classic revised: the new edition of this monumental and much-loved book features its biggest update ever. A wonderful celebration of New Zealand's extraordinary and diverse birdlife.

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A Mini Guide to the Identification of New Zealand's Land Birds Andrew Crowe

A handy, pocket-sized guide to the identification of New Zealand's land birds.

Condensed from Andrew Crowe's popular Which New Zealand Bird?, this mini guide has been designed to fit into a pocket, day pack or bag. Full of essential information for quick and accurate identification of land birds, this classic mini guide is appealing and easy to use.

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Which New Zealand Bird? Andrew Crowe

Use best-selling author Andrew Crowe’s method to identify New Zealand birds by size and habitat in this simple, illustrated guide that will appeal to children and adults alike.

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The Pocketbook Guide to New Zealand's Native Birds of Bush & Countryside Anon

This handy-sized photographic guide provides ready identification of the native birds of New Zealand's bush and countryside. Species are arranged alphabetically by common name, the brilliant photographs accompanied by concise, informative texts that describe the birds' habitats, plumage and characteristics.

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The Brilliance of Birds author Q&A

 Wondrous and wild, The Brilliance of Birds gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of some of New Zealand’s feathered friends. We the extraordinary minds behind this beautiful book Skye Wishart and Edin Whitehead all about this New Zealand Birdventure!

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Which New Zealand bird are you?

Answer our questions below and come on a Birdventure with us, we'll tell you which bird you are - based on the books featured in The Brilliance of Birds!

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