Field guide to New Zealand seabirds / Brian Parkinson ; Tim Lovegrove, technical editor.
Contributor(s): Lovegrove, Tim [editor.].Material type: BookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd., 2021Edition: Fully updated third edition.Description: 135 pages : colour illustrations ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781869665470; 1869665473.Other title: New Zealand seabirds.Subject(s): SEABIRDS | IDENTIFICATION | HANDBOOKS | MANUALS | FIELD GUIDES | NEW ZEALANDHoldings: GRETA POINT: 598.2(26:931) PAR
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Includes publisher's catalogue of natural history titles.
INTRODUCTION -- New Zealand: a centre of seabird activity -- Seabirds and people -- Birdwatching protocol -- Geography -- Topography of a seabird -- Taxonomy -- Map of the New Zealand region -- Checklist of species and locality guide -- GUIDE TO SPECIES -- Albatrosses -- Mollymawks -- Sooty albatrosses -- Shearwaters -- Diving petrels -- Procellaria petrels -- Fulmarine petrels -- Giant petrels -- Prions -- Gadfly petrels -- Storm petrels -- Penguins -- Tropicbirds -- Gannets and Boobies -- Shags -- Frigatebirds -- Skuas -- Gulls -- Terns and Noddies -- INDEX.
This completely new and fully updated edition of this hugely popular classic covers the 112 seabird species that are most likely to be encountered in New Zealand waters. Each species is illustrated with photos and a distribution map, while text accounts outline key ID and behavioural features, similar species, distribution and breeding areas, and population status. Advice on the best places to see each species is also given. Since the last edition in 2006 nearly 150 new images have been added to the book, showing all the different key plumages of each species - for example adult, immature and different morphs - and illustrating the all-important wing-patterns of birds in flight to aid ID. For the first time it includes the likes of the newly described Whenua Hou Storm Petrel, the recently ‘split’ Southern Rockhopper Penguin and vagrants like Red-footed Booby and Black-footed Albatross. Seabird groups covered are: albatrosses, mollymawks, shearwaters, petrels, storm petrels, diving petrels, giant petrels, prions, penguins, tropic-birds, gannets and boobies, shags, frigatebirds -- Publisher's website.
GRETA POINT: 598.2(26:931) PAR