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“All birds -- and only birds among living animals -- have feathers, and certain feathers have evolved to help make flight possible. Flightlesness in birds is therefore ironical, because it is almost a definition of birds that they fly.”
David Bateman. 1999
In association with Auckland Museum
Condition: Very good. Damage to the images on pages 16 and 17. Stamped with “Cancelled from Christchurch City Libraries”.
pp.32, illustrated with photos, and colour drawings (Paul Martinson).
Size: 13.5cm x 21.3cm
Text by B J Gill
Photographs by Geoff Moon
“New Zealand's Unique Birds” covers the endemic birds of New Zealand, both the features that make them unique or interesting. New Zealand's singular birds include the largest living rail and the largest living parrot. Among the extinct species was the world's tallest bird, biggest penguin, biggest eagle and biffest owler-nightjar.
Published by Reed Books, Auckland, 1999.
pp. 184, illustrated with photographs.
Size: 30cm x 31cm.
Compiled and edited by
B J Gill & B D Heather,
Random Century in association with Ornithological Society of New Zealand Inc. 1990
Condition: Very Good.
pp. 217, illustrated with photographs.
Size: 26.3cm x 18.5cm.
“An account of each of New Zealand's extinct birds — currently numbering 57 species — and discusses the causes of their extinction.”
Random Century. 1991.
pp. 109, wonderfully illustrated with drawings and paintings.
Size: 28.8cm x 22cm.