New Zealand Antique Prints
& Rare Books

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Books may also be seen at:


New Zealand Birds’
(The Greytown Gallery)

101 Main Street
Post Office Box 146
Greytown, 5742
Wairarapa
New Zealand

Telephone 0064 (0)6 304 8080 narena@nzbirds.com

There are Four Brian Gill books listed on this page:

1) The Kiwi and other flightless birds
2) New Zealand's Unique Birds
3) A Flying Start Commemorating Fifty Years of the Ornithological Society of New Zealand 1940 - 1990
4) New Zealand's Ectinct Birds

The Kiwi New Zealand's Unique Birds A Flying Start New Zealand's Ectinct Birds

The Kiwi

and other flightless birds

Brian Gill

“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).
Soft cover.
Size: 13.5cm x 21.3cm

Price: US$20.00

(price includes shipping)

New Zealand's Unique Birds

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.

Condition: Excellent.
Hard cover
pp. 184, illustrated with photographs.
Size: 30cm x 31cm.

Price: US$70.00

(price includes shipping)

A Flying Start

Commemorating Fifty Years of the Ornithological Society of New Zealand 1940 - 1990

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.
Soft cover
pp. 217, illustrated with photographs.
Size: 26.3cm x 18.5cm.

Price: US$25.00

(price includes shipping)

New Zealand's Ectinct Birds

B J Gill & Paul Martinson

“An account of each of New Zealand's extinct birds — currently numbering 57 species — and discusses the causes of their extinction.”

Random Century. 1991.

Condition: Excellent.
Hard cover
pp. 109, wonderfully illustrated with drawings and paintings.
Size: 28.8cm x 22cm.

Price: US$120.00

(price includes shipping)