- Paperback: 440 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Group (NZ); 3rd Edition edition (22 Nov. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0143020404
- ISBN-13: 978-0143020400
- Product Dimensions: 16 x 3.3 x 22 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,299,407 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand Paperback – 22 Nov 2005
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About the Author
About the Authors: Dr. Barrie Heather is a renowned New Zealand bird expert. Dr. Hugh Robertson is at the Department of Conservation in Wellington, New Zealand. Derek Onley is a leading New Zealand bird artist. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
However, I find the colours a bit off - they appear to be a little bright compared to studies in the field - and the texts suffer from lack of proof reading from time to time.
A more in-depth description of jizz would also have been appreciated as many of the native and/or sea birds in NZ only show themselves briefly and, especially if you're just visiting the country on a holiday, many birds can be difficult to establish 100% in the field without prior exposure - or good field guide descriptions.
All in all, I do recommend this book over any other book on New Zealand birds available! It comes close to the best of the European field guides!
It only gets 4 stars as the quality of illustrations and style of the ID guide section is good but doesn't compare to some of the best guides on the International market and as I explained in the 'Hand Guide' review, is perhaps not even required given the nature of birds seen in NZ.
See my review of the Hand Guide for some recommended places to visit.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bad crease down the hard cover. However, as I will be using the book in the field and the pages are in fine condition that good for me.Published 18 months ago by Peter J Stevens
Not used it yet, but looks ideal for forthcoming trip to New Zealand. Not too bulky and appears to have all the detail required for identification purposes. Read morePublished 22 months ago by ProfIan