The Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand (2015 edi­tion)

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By Hugh Robert­son, Bar­rie Heather & Derek On­ley Pen­guin, pa­per­back, 464 pages, $55 This 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 it was first pub­lished. There are also 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. There’s also an ad­di­tional hand­book sec­tion that in­cludes in­for­ma­tion on the dis­tri­bu­tion, habi­tat, pop­u­la­tion, con­ser­va­tion, breed­ing, be­hav­iour, and feed­ing habits of each species.

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