Kiwis are small flightless birds only found in New Zealand. Extremely shy, and extremely cute, they have a cult following.
The renown wildlife artist Ray Harris-Ching contributes 24 color paintings and 15 drawings of his homeland's iconic bird for this oversized coffee table book.
A superb monograph on this ground-dwelling family of birds endemic to New Zealand. The text was written by six leading authorities on kiwis: J. R. H. Andrews, William A. Calder, M. A. Fingland, J. N. Jolly, Ruud Kleinpaste, J. A. McLennan, and Carol Sinclair Smith ("The Kiwi in Art"). In addition to the 39 illustrations by Ching, there are historical paintings (some in color), photographs and maps.