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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.

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.

'You can put your hand on this book and swear by it, because it's the bible. Every bird of town, bush, swamp, island, beach, river and the sea is here – accurately, intricately, and beautifully observed.' — Steve Braunias: author of How to Watch a Bird

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 our extraordinary and diverse birdlife.

'This new edition of The Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand will become a much-loved companion of mine – and as well-thumbed as its predecessors.' — Alison Ballance: natural history writer, wildlife film-maker and science broadcaster

Reviews

For those new to birdwatching, this fully revised edition is the definitive source for identifying both native and exotic species – I particularly like the birdsong descriptions.

Christine Rush, New Zealand Gardener

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143570929

    April 22, 2015

    Penguin

    464 pages

    RRP $55.00

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Also by Barrie Heather

The Hand Guide to the Birds of New Zealand
Field Guide to Birds of NZ (ePub)

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