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The Brilliance of Birds

The Brilliance of Birds (Hardback)

By Wishart, Skye
By Whitehead, Edin

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Who knew that the morepork, our only surviving native owl, can turn its head 270 degrees? Or that the bar-tailed godwit triples its body weight before undertaking an epic and continuous migration of 11,000 kilometres? Or that the New Zealand dabchick has an in-built buoyancy syst...em, able to trap or decompress air within its feathers? Or that the tui has two voiceboxes, enabling it to duet with itself, and one producing sounds too high-frequency for humans to hear? Zany, off-kilter, wondrous and wild, The Brilliance of Birds gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of New Zealand's feathered friends.
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ISBN 9780143772156
Published NZ 17 Sep 2019
Publisher Random House
Format Hardback
959 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780143772156
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Godwit
Published 17 Sep 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Wishart, Skye
By Whitehead, Edin
Category Birds (Ornithology)
Birds & Birdwatching
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 199mm
Height: 228mm
Spine: 36mm
Dewey Code 598.07234
Weight 1,510g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Natural History: Animal & Wildlife
ONIX Text General/trade