Author(s): F.C. Kinsky and C. J. R. Robertson
New Zealand's most experienced bird photographer has now produced a splendid field guide to all the birds found on mainland New Zealand. The result of many years' pain staking fieldwork, the book contains more than 360 photographs, and is the first photographic field guide to the birds of New Zealand. The information in the book includes both common and up-to-date There have been an increasing number of books devoted to New Zealand birds in recent years. However, the tendency has been to write about, photograph and paint only the native or endemic species and to ignore the numerous introduced birds which have become an integral part of the New Zealand bird fauna. This book has been designed for use in the practical visual identification of New Zealand's common birds. More than 80 finely detailed colour portraits present a clear image of each of the species described. There is also a concise summary of basic information about the birds' field characters, distribution, habitat and breeding. The handbook covers a wide range of birds, both native and introduced, and a variety of habitats - town, pasture, mountain, bush and shoreline.