Lynette Moon. photographs by Geoff Moon. 176 pages softcover
This beginner’s guide from Lynnette Moon forms an authoritative and easy-to-grasp introduction to over 80 of New Zealand’s best-known bird species. Though free of birding jargon and extraneous information, the text is lucid and packed with all the key facts on appearance, call, behaviour and nesting details that will enable the layperson to identify the species they see around them, from the backyard to the bush, beach and mountain. Each entry is accompanied by a succinct data panel and a full-page, full-colour portrait photograph.