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Little Barrier Island : New Zealand's foremost wildlife sanctuary

Author: Ronald Cometti
Publisher: Auckland [N.Z.] : Hodder and Stoughton, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hauturu - Little Barrier Island ... is New Zealand's oldest ... wildlife sanctuary. From its small beginnings as a reserve in 1894 it has become home for the largest collection of endemic birds, plants and small animals ... provides first an account of Little Barrier's early history, then embarks on a ... naturalist's tour ... Combining informative detail with anecdote"--Cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Cometti
ISBN: 0340358262 9780340358269 0340379391 9780340379394
OCLC Number: 17163289
Notes: Little Barrier Island from a naturalist's perspective combining paintings, essays and sketches.
Description: 144 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 26 cm
Contents: First encounter --
Maori occupation --
Hauturu becomes Little Barrier --
The caretakers --
A predator removed --
The waters around --
The fishermen of Leigh --
The boulder beach --
A botanist's paradise --
North Island brown kiwi --
Shoreline treasures and traps --
Northern blue penguin --
Petrels --
Pied shag --
Reptiles and bats --
Brown teal --
New Zealand pigeon --
In the cloud forest --
Parrots --
Search for the kakapo --
Cuckoos --
Bald Rock --
Morepork --
Giant weta --
Kingfisher --
North Island rifleman --
Kiore --
Welcome swallow --
Flycatchers and warblers --
Hungaia rock forest --
Honeyeaters --
Wattlebirds.
Responsibility: Ronald Cometti.

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"Hauturu - Little Barrier Island ... is New Zealand's oldest ... wildlife sanctuary. From its small beginnings as a reserve in 1894 it has become home for the largest collection of endemic birds, plants and small animals ... provides first an account of Little Barrier's early history, then embarks on a ... naturalist's tour ... Combining informative detail with anecdote"--Cover.

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