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This page lists books about birds, or which include sections on birds, published by Te Papa Press in New Zealand. The books are arranged by publication date with the most recent at the top.

 

Buller's Birds of New Zealand

The Complete Work of JG Keulemans

Geoff Norman

Foreword: Stephen Fry

Te Papa Press

2012

"Buller's Birds of New Zealand includes the complete set of 95 artworks from both editions of A History of the Birds of New Zealand by Walter Buller and the subsequent supplement, specially photographed and reproduced at original size and in full colour using high quality modern printing techniques. Each bird painting is accompanied by a selection of Buller's original, descriptive text as well as up-to-date taxonomic information in English and te reo Maori. Uniquely, Buller's Birds of New Zealand features fresh reproductions of the original watercolour-and-pencil paintings for Buller's iconic second edition and its supplement, made possible by the author's rediscovery of these works at the Ornithological Branch of the British Natural History Museum. Bright, luminous and clear, Keulemans's masterpieces are seen here for the first time as the artist intended. Bound in cloth and beautifully presented in a slipcase, this edition at last makes available the masterpieces inside the rarely seen, and highly valued, original books."

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Checklist of the Birds of New Zealand: Norfolk and Macquarie Islands, and the Ross Dependency, Antarctica

Ornithological Society of New Zealand

4th edition

Te Papa Press in association with the Ornithological Society of New Zealand

2010

"Greatly revised and expanded, the new edition of this highly respected guide is the must-have reference for birds in the New Zealand region including Norfolk and Macquarie Islands, and the Ross Dependency, Antarctica. Checklist of the Birds of New Zealand provides details of the nomenclature, taxonomy, classification, status, and distribution (current, historical, and fossil) of every known living and extinct species of New Zealand bird. For the first time, it also includes complete synonymies. More than 50 birds have been added to the new edition, along with thorough bibliographic references, updated maps, a list of Maori bird names, and a full index."

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Extinct Birds Of New Zealand

Alan Tennyson and P. Martinson

Te Papa Press

2005

"In New Zealand's lush rainforests, isolated from the outside world for 80 million years, many extraordinary birds evolved. They included the giant moa, the beautiful huia, and the largest eagle the earth has ever seen. Within a few hundred years, human settlement extinguished 58 unique and beautiful species. For the first time ever, this book brings these lost birds to life again. In rich colour, celebrated painter Paul Martinson depicts each bird in its original habitat. Te Papa palaeontologist Alan Tennyson provides detailed information on the birds as well as a compelling overview of their tragic extinction."

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Identification of Seabirds of the Southern Ocean

Derek Onley and Sandy Bartle

Te Papa Press

1999

This field guide was written to help scientific observers identify those seabirds likely to be caught in the Southern Ocean, and takes into account the requirements of the CCAMER Scheme of International Scientific Observation. The colour plates (by Derek Onley, illustrator of Field Guide to New Zealand Birds) depict the key features of 36 Southern Ocean seabird species likely to be caught in fishing gear or that have been seen feeding from fishing boats.

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Last updated January 2014