Author(s): Paul Scofield & Brent Stephenson
Illustrated with stunning new photographs by Brent Stephenson and drawing on the latest information from birders and biologists, Birds of New Zealand is the definitive introduction to the identification and behaviour of this country's extraordinary avian life. From the Kermadecs to Campbell Island, from beloved endemics to passing vagrants, from albatrosses and shearwaters to kiwi and kaka, the book ranges widely. Evolving on isolated islands without mammals, New Zealand's birdlife developed extraordinary diversity. After the extinction and habitat destruction wrought by humans, our birds today are now protected in parks and island sanctuaries and seen increasingly in farms and cities. Birds of New Zealand is the must-have guide to our extraordinary birds - a copy belongs in every bach and backpack.
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"Upon returning from a trip to New Zealand last year, I had one regret: Scofield and Stephenson's brilliant new guide was not yet available! When you go, take this book. It will enhance any birder's experience with the stunning photos, maps, and detailed notes on identification, biology, and taxonomy of one of the world's premier island bird faunas!"--John Marzluff, co-author of "Dog Days, Raven Nights;"" Gifts of the Crow;" and "In the Company of Crows and Ravens"--John Marzluff (05/10/2013)
The author of Albatrosses, Petrels and Shearwaters of the World, Paul Scofield is a leading New Zealand ornithologist.
Brent Stephenson is a New Zealand bird photographer and tour leader.