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The Cuckoo and the Warbler

The Cuckoo and the Warbler (Paperback)

By Warne, Kennedy
By Hunt, Heather

This exquisite children's book recounts one of the most remarkable natural history stories in New Zealand - the bond shared between the shining cuckoo (piIpiIwharauroa) and the grey warbler (riroriro). The grey warbler nest is the only one in which a cuckoo will lay its egg, and ...it then manages to trick the warbler parents into hatching and raising the cuckoo chick as if it were one of their own. Yet despite this unique connection, the two species lead completely different lives, with the shining cuckoo migrating up to the Pacific Islands in the winter, while the grey warbler only flies a few kilometres around its nest in its entire lifetime. These two birds, over countless generations, have become an intrinsic part of each other's lives, and this consummately realised book evokes the extraordinary qualities of this unique New Zealand story.
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ISBN 9780947503048
Published NZ 19 Sep 2016
Publisher Potton & Burton
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780947503048
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Potton & Burton
Imprint Potton & Burton
Published 19 Sep 2016
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Warne, Kennedy
By Hunt, Heather
Category True Stories (Of Endurance and Survival)
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 37
Dimensions Width: 250mm
Height: 250mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Children/juvenile