Story: Land birds – overview

Native land birds of New Zealand

Native land birds of New Zealand

In 1952 the Department of Tourism published this poster depicting a group of land birds in characteristic poses. The artist, Howard Mallitte, drew each bird at its actual size for this screenprint.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-D-TOURISM-1952-01
Screenprint by Howard Mallitte

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:

Kerry-Jayne Wilson, 'Land birds – overview - Land bird groups and their origins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 June 2023)

Story by Kerry-Jayne Wilson, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2015