Kakapo Publications

SELECTED KAKAPO REFERENCES:

Adams, Douglas, and Cawardine, Mark. 1990.
"Heartbeats in the night".
Chapter in Last chance to see.
Harmony Books (Crown Publishers Inc), UK.

Best, H.A. 1984.
"The foods of kakapo on Stewart Island as determined from their feeding sign".
New Zealand Journal of Ecology 7: 71-83.

Best, H.A., and Powlesland, Ralph. 1985.
Kakapo.
John McIndoe and New Zealand Wildlife Service, Dunedin.

Butler, David. 1989.
Quest for the kakapo.
Heinemann Reed, Auckland.

Cemmick, David, and Veitch, Dick. 1987.
Kakapo country.
Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland.

Clout, M.N., and Craig, J.L. 1995.
"The conservation of critically endangered flightless birds in New Zealand".
Ibis 137: S181-S190.

Cresswell, Mary. 1996.
"Kakapo recovery plan 1996-2005".
Threatened Species Recovery Plan No. 21 ,
Department of Conservation, Wellington.

Forshaw, Joseph M. 1989.
"Kakapo".
Pp. 296-299 in Parrots of the world , 3rd edn,
Landsdowne Press, Melbourne.

Gaze, P.D. 1994.
Rare and endangered New Zealand birds: Conservation and management.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch.

Higham, Tim. 1992.
"The kakapo of Codfish Island".
New Zealand Geographic 15: 30-38.

Hill, S., and Hill, J. 1987.
Richard Henry of Resolution Island: A biography.
John McIndoe and New Zealand Wildlife Service, Dunedin.

Lloyd, B.D., and Powlesland, R.G. 1994a.
"The decline of kakapo Strigops habroptilus and attempts at conservation by translocation".
Biological Conservation 69: 75-85.

Lloyd, B.D., and Powlesland, R.G. 1994b.
"Use of supplementary feeding to induce breeding in free-living kakapo Strigops habroptilus in New Zealand".
Biological Conservation 69: 97-106.

Low, Rosemary. 1994.
"Kakapo: Unique among birds".
Pp. 122-129 in Endangered parrots.
Blandford Press, Poole, Dorset. Revised edition.

Merton, Don. 1994a.
"Recent advances in the kakapo recovery programme".
Psitta Scene (Journal of the World Parrot Trust) 6(2): 8.

Merton, Don. 1994b.
"Summary of some highlights and advances in the kakapo programme during the last 20 years".
Journal of the Society for Conservation in Aviculture (UK): 19-22.

Merton, D.V., Morris, R.D., and Atkinson, I.A.E. 1984.
"Lek behaviour in a parrot: The kakapo Strigops habroptilus of New Zealand".
Ibis 126: 277-283.

Moorhouse, R.J., and Powlesland, R.G. 1991.
"Aspects of the ecology of kakapo (Strigops habroptilus) liberated on Little Barrier Island (Hauturu), New Zealand".
Biological Conservation 56(3): 349-365.

Morris, Rod, and Smith, Hal. 1988.
"Kakapo, the old night parrot".
Pp. 134-157 in Wild south: Saving New Zealand's endangered birds.
Century Hutchinson, Auckland. [Revised edition, 1995]

Pain, Stephanie. 1990.
"Last days of the old night bird".
New Scientist 126(1721): 19-23.

Powlesland, Ralph. 1989.
Kakapo recovery plan 1989-1994.
Department of Conservation, Wellington.

Powlesland, R.G., and Lloyd, B.D. 1994.
"Use of supplementary feeding to induce breeding in free-living kakapo Strigops habroptilus in New Zealand".
Biological conservation 69: 97-106.

Powlesland, R.G., Lloyd, B.D., Best, H.A., and Merton, D.V. 1992.
"Breeding biology of the kakapo, Strigops habroptilus, on Stewart Island, New Zealand".
Ibis 134: 361-373.


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P.O. Box 10-420
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