Contents Foreword 5 Acknowledgements 6 Author's introduction 7 Map of New Zealand 9 Introduction 10 Overview, Natural History Human History Maps of North & South Islands Conservation & Alien species Climate Habitats 20 Coast Rivers and Wetlands Forest - Lowland & Upland Alpine and subalpine Geology 26 Birds 30 Mammals 92 Amphibians & Reptiles 98 Invertebrates 108 Seashore 128 Plants 136 Native Trees and Shrubs Vines & Epiphytes Ferns Herbs - Native - Alpine Herbs - Native - Coastal Herbs - Native - Other Grasses and Sedges Non-Vascular Plants 226 Fungi Mosses, Liverworts, Hornworts Lichens Appendices Places to Visit 234 National Parks & Protected Areas 238 Bibliography 242 Glossary 246 Organisations 248 Index 250
A fully illustrated photographic field guide to New Zealand wildlife
Julian Fitter is a naturalist and author who lives in New Zealand for much of the year. His previous books include the bestselling Wildlife of the Galapagos, and Albatross: Their world, their ways (co-author).
'For the inquisitive visitor, this photographic field guide is the perfect companion - small and compact.' * Birding World (2010) *