Glimpses of Australian Birdlife

Glimpses of Australian Birdlife

A Field Guide to Birds of Northern Queensland

A Field Guide to Birds of Northern Queensland

New Zealand Birds in Pictures

$40.00
ISBN
9781869664831

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By Kimball Chen
Format Hardback
Page Extent 192
Book Size 225 x 198 x 1420 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint New Holland Publishers
Release Date 5 Nov 2018
Subject Classification The natural world, country life & pets / Wildlife: general interest / Wildlife: birds & birdwatching
From the barely-visible wings of the flightless kiwi to the immense wingspan of the wandering albatross, New Zealand's fragile island ecosystem is home to a diverse array of spectacular birds.

Delve into the fascinating world of our feathered friends with author and wildlife photographer Kimball Chen. From intimate portraits of endangered creatures and their glamorous breeding plumage, to dramatic wide-angle birdscapes encompassing rugged sub-antarctic habitats, to magical fleeting encounters of birds courting and mating and hatching, Chen's passion for nature shines with artistic and aesthetic photographs sure to pique a greater appreciation of New Zealand birds.

Accompanying this illustrated photographic book is well-researched and engaging text that enrich the images’ depicting bird behaviour and biology. Discover which native bird’s undersides have ultraviolet feathers. What underlies the musical prowess of birdsongs, and which New Zealand bird can mimic human speech? Why do adult grebes feed their babies feathers? What special physiological adaptations allow godwits to survive their monumental migration? What impact does climate change and other emerging threats have on the conservation of New Zealand’s avian wildlife?