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The cuckoo and the warbler : a true New Zealand story / Kennedy Warne.

By: Warne, K. P [author.].
Contributor(s): Hunt, Heather, 1959- [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Nelson, New Zealand : Potton & Burton, 2016Description: 35 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780947503048.Subject(s): Cuckoos -- New Zealand -- Juvenile literature | Australasian warblers -- New Zealand -- Juvenile literature | Migratory birds -- New Zealand -- Juvenile literature | Pīpīwharauroa | RiroriroAwards: New Zealand Children and Young Adults Book Award - Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction Finalist, 2017.Summary: The Cuckoo and the Warbler tells the story of one of the most remarkable wildlife relationships in New Zealand, between p�ip�iwharauroa the shining cuckoo, and riroriro, the grey warbler. It is a story of tragedy, trickery and faithful care; and it plays out each spring and summer in the forests of Aotearoa. Although rarely seen by humans, the interaction of these two native birds is a striking example of nature's inventiveness.
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This exquisite children's book recounts one of the most remarkable natural history stories in New Zealand - the bond shared between the shining cuckoo (pipiwharauroa) 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.

The Cuckoo and the Warbler tells the story of one of the most remarkable wildlife relationships in New Zealand, between p�ip�iwharauroa the shining cuckoo, and riroriro, the grey warbler. It is a story of tragedy, trickery and faithful care; and it plays out each spring and summer in the forests of Aotearoa. Although rarely seen by humans, the interaction of these two native birds is a striking example of nature's inventiveness.

New Zealand Children and Young Adults Book Award - Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction Finalist, 2017.