Plates from Buller's Birds
A History of the Birds of New Zealand
To celebrate New Zealand Book Month, today's book is Walter Buller's A History of the Birds of New Zealand, and as this text is online at the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre, we thought we'd show people some of the fantastic colour plates that are present in the work.
Below is a selection of some of the 48 plates that feature in this work, though they are all wonderful in their level of detail.
The plates are the work of John Gerrard Keulemans, an illustrator of many important ornithological texts.
|Laughing Petrel||Wandering Albatross||Spotted Shag||Pied Shag|
|Rifleman and Rock Wren||Blue Heron and White Heron||South Island Weka||Kingfisher|
|Huia||Saddleback||Black Fantail||Fern Bird|
|Silver-eye||Tui||Stich Bird||Long-tailed Cuckoo|