Birds Of Aotearoa
A beautifully illustrated book featuring New Zealand Aotearoa's native birds, each with its very own collective noun.
A tussock of takahe?
A hoon of kaka?
A whistling of whio?
This beautifully illustrated book of collective noun names for our native birds reveals something unique about their character, so we can get to know them better. It also includes information on how they live, so we can help protect them. Birds of Aotearoa New Zealand: Collective Nouns, Nga Manu o Aotearoa: Nga Kupuingoa topu, is a book for all bird-lovers.
Melissa Boardman is a Wellington-based illustrator with a passion for New Zealand's native birds. Melissa's illustrations are drawn from her own experiences. She frequently visits sanctuaries and offshore islands, where she spends time observing birds in their natural habitats. Melissa has a deep respect for nature, and enjoys nothing more than being surrounded by trees and birdsong.