Re: New Zealand Field Guides

To: Michael Coker <>
Subject: Re: New Zealand Field Guides
From: (Kim Sterelny)
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 16:06:23 +1200
>Could somebody please recommend a good field guide to the birds of New
>Zealand?  I'm going there soon, and would like to buy a field guide before
>going to better acquaint myself with the native birdlife.
>Thank you,
>Mich Coker
>(07) 3217-7687

Easily the best field guide for New Zealand is:

Barrie Heather & Hugh Robertson: Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand
(illustrated by Derek Onley); Viking Press, 1996.

It is readily available in New Zealand, and will certainly be avilable from
Andrew Isles in Mlebourne and, I would imagine, the RAOU shop, also in


Kim Sterelny
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600, Wellington
New Zealand

phone: 64/(0)4/4721-000
Fax: 64/(0)4/495-5130

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