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The Cuckoo and the Warbler: A True New Zealand Story

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The Cuckoo and the Warbler tells the story of one of the most remarkable wildlife relationships in New Zealand, between pipiwharauroa, 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 nativ
Hardcover, 36 pages
Published September 2016 by Potton & Burton Limited (first published 2016)
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Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book blurs the boundary between fiction and non-fiction. Although it contains information about the shining cuckoo (pipiwharauroa) and the grey warbler (riroriro), it is presented in the form of an engaging story of struggle and deception.

When the shining cuckoos return to New Zealand they seek out grey warbler nests in which to lay their eggs. Despite the difference in size and colouring, the grey warblers then raise the shining cuckoo baby as their own, while the cuckoo parents enjoy a ch
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
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What a wonderful book , my four year old grandson and I devoured this book and had a lot of interaction with the stunning illustrations. Even for me as an adult I found the information very informative and I don't remember learning about shining cuckoo and their migratory pattern when I was young . I have only seen 1 shining cuckoo here in Otago and I have never seen a nest of the grey warbler but I will be on the look out now to see if they are about in our locality. Top class book which could ...more
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