Field Guide to New Zealand Seabirds

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-04-01
  • Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
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Fully three-quarters of the world's albatrosses, penguins, and petrels and half the shearwaters and shags, along with numerous representatives of other groups of birds, are to be found off the extensive coastline of New Zealand and its many inshore and offshore islands. This up-to-date new book provides birdwatchers with ready identification of and information on the many species likely to be encountered. Fifteen seabird groups are covered, with more than 100 photographs and maps.

Table of Contents

New Zealand: a centre of seabird activityp. 6
Seabirds and peoplep. 7
Birdwatching protocolp. 9
Geographyp. 9
Topography of a seabirdp. 10
Taxonomyp. 11
Map of the New Zealand regionp. 12
Checklist of species and locality guidep. 13
Guide to Species
Albatrossesp. 20
Mollymawksp. 24
Sooty albatrossesp. 34
Shearwatersp. 38
Diving petrelsp. 46
Procellaria petrelsp. 48
Fulmarine petrelsp. 52
Giant petrelsp. 56
Prionsp. 58
Gadfly petrelsp. 64
Storm petrelsp. 76
Penguinsp. 82
Tropicbirdsp. 90
Gannets and Boobiesp. 92
Shagsp. 96
Frigatebirdsp. 108
Skuasp. 110
Gullsp. 114
Terns and Noddiesp. 116
Indexp. 132
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