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  • Published: 4 September 2001
  • ISBN: 9780141006352
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $26.00

Which New Zealand Bird?


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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.

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.

Which bird is it? Simply note where you spotted the bird and how big it is. Then follow the simple steps to find out which bird it is. This is bird identification made really easy!

Included in one book are all 96 birds likely to be seen by the beginner in New Zealand, whether native or introduced. Also included are distribution maps for each bird, detailed illustrations by Dave Gunson showing the striking differences between the male and female forms, and juvenile and adult forms, and a code from 1-100 for each bird, indicating how easy the bird is to find. Easy and accurate identification is ensured with Crowe’s unique bird-spotting keys. ‘There has never been an identification book like this in New Zealand,’ says Andrew Crowe.

  • Pub date: 4 September 2001
  • ISBN: 9780141006352
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Author

Andrew Crowe

Andrew Crowe is a best-selling author with a special interest in helping make nature accessible to beginners of all ages. He has written over 40 nature books covering seashells, insects, spiders, birds and other animals and plants. Andrew has won numerous New Zealand book awards, including the Margaret Mahy Medal in 2009 for his overall contribution to children's literature and the Ashton Wylie Award in 2005 for a biography for teenagers on the Dalai Lama. His latest book, Pathway of the Birds: The Voyaging Achievements of Maori and their Polynesian Ancestors (Bateman), received a Storylines Notable Book Award in 2019.

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Awards & Recognition

  • Storylines Notable Book Award

    Winner • 2002 • Notable Book

  • Montana New Zealand Book Award

    Shortlisted • 2002 • Environment Category

  • New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

    Shortlisted • 2002 • Non-Fiction


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