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Birds of Aotearoa : a natural and cultural history

Author: Margaret Orbell; Carolyn Lagahetau
Publisher: Auckland [N.Z.] : Reed, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Birds in Aotearoa, how they are and have been represented in Māori culture.
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Genre/Form: Māori
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Orbell, Margaret Rose.
Birds of Aotearoa.
Auckland : Reed, ©2003
(OCoLC)742293258
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Orbell; Carolyn Lagahetau
ISBN: 0790009099 9780790009094
OCLC Number: 54670625
Awards: Shortlisted for Montana Book Awards 2004.
Description: 198 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: INTRODUCTION --
The ties of kinship --
Birds with special powers --
Plumes worn by humans --
Feather cloaks, or kahu huruhuru --
The adornment of sculpture --
Birds in metaphor --
Singing birds --
Aotearoa --
A note on the language --
THE BIRDS --
RATITES --
Moa --
Kiwi --
DIURNAL BIRDS OF PREY --
New Zealand eagle --
Harrier, or kāhu --
Falcon, or kārearea --
PARROTS --
Kākāpō --
Kākā --
Kea --
Kākāriki --
WATTLEBIRDS --
Huia --
Kōkako --
Saddleback, or tieke --
HONEYEATERS --
Tūi --
Bellbird, or korimaki --
Stichbird, or hihi --
PIGEON --
New Zealand pigeon, or kererū --
PIOPIO --
Piopio --
SOME LITTLE BIRDS --
Wrens --
Robin, or pītoitoi --
Tomtit, or miromiro --
Whitehead, or pōpolotea, and yellowhead, or mohua --
Fantail, or pīwakawaka --
Grey warbler, or riroriro --
CUCKOOS --
Shining cuckoo, or pīpīwharauroa --
Long-tailed cuckoo, or koekoeā.
Responsibility: Margaret Orbell ; [edited by Carolyn Lagahetau].

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Describes the early relationship in New Zealand between Maori and the extraordinary birds they found there. The book provides scientific information, recounts traditions explaining the birds' origins  Read more...

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