Re: New Zealand Field Guides

To: Michael Coker <>,
Subject: Re: New Zealand Field Guides
From: Paul Foxworthy <>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 09:03:24 +1000
At 14:57 21/03/1998 +1000, Michael Coker wrote:
>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.

The one to get is the new "Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand" by
Barrie Heather and Hugh Robertson, illustrated by Derek Onley. Published by
Viking, ISBN 0 670 86911 2.

It is superb. The layout is similar to Simpson and Day, which is not
surprising given they have the same publisher. But there is a reference
section with more descriptive text for each species somewhat like Pizzey.

If you can't get it from BOCA or Birds Australia, Andrew Isles will almost
certainly have it.


Paul Foxworthy

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