Collins Field Guide to New Zealand Wildlife


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A guide to identifying birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, freshwater fish and invertebrates


First published in 2000, the Collins Field Guide to New Zealand Wildlife quickly became a classic of its kind.
Familiar to both national and international travellers keen to identify the birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, freshwater fish and invertebrates commonly encountered in this country, its combination of authoritative yet clear and precise textual descriptions and stunning photographs proved an instant winner.

Now, 13 years on, this classic field guide has been updated and extended to make it even more useful with an interest in natural history and ecology. Retaining its useful glovebox-friendly format, the significantly expanded text also includes the latest research findings and changes in classification and nomenclature that have occurred in the past 13 years, along with new photographs where appropriate.
Including both native and introduced species, each entry succinctly describes both habits and habitats, distribution, classification, breeding patterns, food and recognition tips to assist amateur identification. A wonderful addition to any natural history collection.

About the author

Zoologist and ornithologist Terence Lindsey has written extensively for leading international natural history publishers. Rod Morris’s stunning work has also received widespread international acclaim. Previously a producer with Wild South, he is now a freelance natural history photographer.


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