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Kiwis edited by Errol Fuller with Paintings by Ray Harris Ching

Illustrated hard cover book in very good condition- published by Seto publication 1990 - 188 pages with 24 colour plates and 15 black and white drawings by Ray Harris-Ching, plus historical paintings, photographs and maps.

This is a definitive work on a family of birds at once so familiar and yet little known. Only on the islands of New Zealand are these ancient and curious birds found, and this book brings together much that has been learned since their earliest sightings to the present time.

The authors are eminently suited to this task, and the series of paintings and drawings by Ray Harris-Ching reveal kiwis in original and unexpected ways.

The book is founded on an enormous amount of research and field trips, and describes in detail the way of life, habitats and visual characteristics of kiwis as well as offering a history of the bird's discovery, its importance to the Maori and its place as a symbol and object of great affection in the hearts of New Zealanders.

Altogether, some 75 colour and black and white illustrations add immeasurably to this instructive and beautiful book
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