The Resource The call of the kōkako, Maria Gill ; [illustrations] Heather Arnold

The call of the kōkako, Maria Gill ; [illustrations] Heather Arnold

Label
The call of the kōkako
Title
The call of the kōkako
Statement of responsibility
Maria Gill ; [illustrations] Heather Arnold
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Described as 'grey ghosts' because they are seldom seen in New Zealand forests, kokako are known for their incredible song. This book delves into their world - one preyed upon by predators in a shrinking habitat. It tells the remarkable story of how the kokako, New Zealand's last remaining species of wattlebird, is being saved. Well known author Maria Gill sets the scene, locating where kokako are found in pockets of North Island forest and one island deep in Fiordland in the South Island. Thanks to the Kokako Recovery Group, mating pairs are being released in bird sanctuaries and on predator-free islands around the country. A second part of the book tells a special story - this is the successful quest of one conservationist to save ten kokako from a forest about to be felled. A picture gift book produced as a handsome hardback edition with evocative illustrations by talented artist Heather Arnold using watercolour, pen and ink, pencil and acrylic. The Call of the Kokako will be treasured by the whole family and all those people with an interest in the remarkable birds of New Zealand
  • Introduces the kōkako, an endangered New Zealand wattlebird, and efforts by the Kōkako Recovery Group to save it. Includes the true story of conservationist Geordie Murman's quest to save ten kōkako from a forest about to be felled. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
  • Discover how New Zealand's biggest songbird can make sounds like a cat, a bell and an organ all in one tune. Learn about the forest habitat where the kōkako live, and learn about how these endangered birds are being saved and why they're so special
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
598.8
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
pre adolescent
The call of the kōkako, Maria Gill ; [illustrations] Heather Arnold
Label
The call of the kōkako, Maria Gill ; [illustrations] Heather Arnold
Publication
Note
Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Includes index. -Introduces the kōkako, an endangered New Zealand wattlebird, and efforts by the Kōkako Recovery Group to save it. Includes the true story of conservationist Geordie Murman's quest to save ten kōkako from a forest about to be felled. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Control code
13475667
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Dimensions
26 x 28 cm.
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Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9781869662943
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • LIANZA Illustration Award - (Russell Clark Award) Finalist - 2012
  • LIANZA Non Fiction Award - (Else Locke Medal) Finalist - 2012
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NE161824
  • (NLNZils)1408547
  • (Nz)13475667
  • (OCoLC)729725700

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      27 Halifax St, Nelson, 7010, NZ
      -41.2705747 173.2831312

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