New Zealand seabirds : a natural history / Kerry-Jayne Wilson.

By: Wilson, Kerry-Jayne.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Nelson : Potton & Burton, 2021Description: 136 pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9781988550251; 1988550254.Subject(s): SEABIRDS | NATURAL HISTORY | BIOLOGY | DEMOGRAPHY | FEEDING BEHAVIOUR | CONSERVATION | MIGRATORY SPECIES | MARINE ENVIRONMENT | GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION | COOK STRAIT | CAPE KIDNAPPERS | STEWART ISLAND | KAIKOURA | HAURAKI GULF | PUNAKAIKI | NEW ZEALANDHoldings: GRETA POINT: 598.2(26:931) WIL
Contents:
Introduction -- Chapter 1. What is a seabird and which ones occur in New Zealand? -- Cook Strait: a place to see seabirds -- Chapter 2. Breeding biology and demography -- Cape Kidnappers: a place to see seabirds -- Chapter 3. Foods and feeding methods -- Stewart Island/Rakiura: a place to see seabirds -- Chapter 4. Seabirds and the New Zealand marine environment -- Kaikoura: a place to see seabirds -- Chapter 5. Migration between breeding seasons -- The Hauraki Gulf: a place to see seabirds -- Chapter 6. Conservation of New Zealand's seabirds -- Punakaiki: a place to see seabirds -- Acknowledgements -- Appendices -- Appendix 1. Annotated list of New Zealand seabirds -- Appendix 2. Species mentioned in the text that are not New Zealand seabirds -- References -- Endnotes -- Index.
Summary: New Zealand is the seabird capital of the world - no other country has so many species of breeding seabirds, while about a third of them are only found here. Despite this, many New Zealanders have little awareness of them, or know of the remarkable life histories that enable them to tackle the considerable challenges of a life divided between land and ocean. This book, the first to be written specifically about our seabirds, describes the different groups of seabirds, where in New Zealand they occur, their breeding biology, foods and foraging behaviours, the conservation threats they face, and the vast distances they often travel to feed and breed. 'New Zealand's Seabirds' will open your eyes to the unknown worlds of better-known seabirds such as albatrosses and penguins, as well as the equally fascinating lives of such birds as shearwaters, petrels and prions. Written using non-technical language by ornithologist Kerry-Jayne Wilson, this book is an essential companion for anyone who appreciates the wildlife of our coastlines and the oceans beyond.
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Illustrations: Bathymetry of the New Zealand region, indicating the variability of the ocean floor (page 63), and Ocean-surface circulation (0-200) metres in the New Zealand region (page 69), reproduced courtesy of NIWA.

Introduction -- Chapter 1. What is a seabird and which ones occur in New Zealand? -- Cook Strait: a place to see seabirds -- Chapter 2. Breeding biology and demography -- Cape Kidnappers: a place to see seabirds -- Chapter 3. Foods and feeding methods -- Stewart Island/Rakiura: a place to see seabirds -- Chapter 4. Seabirds and the New Zealand marine environment -- Kaikoura: a place to see seabirds -- Chapter 5. Migration between breeding seasons -- The Hauraki Gulf: a place to see seabirds -- Chapter 6. Conservation of New Zealand's seabirds -- Punakaiki: a place to see seabirds -- Acknowledgements -- Appendices -- Appendix 1. Annotated list of New Zealand seabirds -- Appendix 2. Species mentioned in the text that are not New Zealand seabirds -- References -- Endnotes -- Index.

New Zealand is the seabird capital of the world - no other country has so many species of breeding seabirds, while about a third of them are only found here. Despite this, many New Zealanders have little awareness of them, or know of the remarkable life histories that enable them to tackle the considerable challenges of a life divided between land and ocean. This book, the first to be written specifically about our seabirds, describes the different groups of seabirds, where in New Zealand they occur, their breeding biology, foods and foraging behaviours, the conservation threats they face, and the vast distances they often travel to feed and breed. 'New Zealand's Seabirds' will open your eyes to the unknown worlds of better-known seabirds such as albatrosses and penguins, as well as the equally fascinating lives of such birds as shearwaters, petrels and prions. Written using non-technical language by ornithologist Kerry-Jayne Wilson, this book is an essential companion for anyone who appreciates the wildlife of our coastlines and the oceans beyond.

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