Story: Birdwatching

Birdwatcher’s notebook

Birdwatcher’s notebook

Ornithologist Robert Falla made this sketch of a pair of kingfishers in his notebook. Sketching is a good way to record seasonal changes of plumage and other features or behaviour.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Sir Robert Falla Collection
Reference: MS-Papers-2366-504-16
Drawing by Robert Falla

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Gordon Ell, 'Birdwatching - New Zealand’s birdwatching history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 May 2024)

Story by Gordon Ell, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015