Medway, David

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A collection of published articles written by David Medway, retired lawyer, conservationist and former president of the Ornithological Society of New Zealand.

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1) 1967: Avian remains from new caves in the Taumatamaire District, Notornis, Vol. XIV, Sept. 1967, p. 158-160.

2) 1968: Records of the Huia, North Island Thrush and North Island Kokako from the diaries of Joseph Robert Annabell (1857-1924), Notornis, Vol. XV, No 3, Sept 1968. p. 177-192.

3) 1972: A Visit to Stephen’s and Maud Islands, Forest and Bird, Feb. 1972, p. 3-8. 1973: Recreation in Crown-owned Forest Areas. Dept of Lands and Survey, 1973, p.19.

4) 1974: Extinct Birds, In Birds in New Zealand, Ed C J R Robertson, Reed, 1974, p.111-120.

5) 1977: The Ellis bird drawings, The Turnbull Library Record, Vol. 10 (n.s.)

No. 2 1977, p.23-27.

6) 1979: Some ornithological results of Cook’s third voyage. J. Soc. Biblphy nat hist. Vol. 9 (3), 1979, p. 315-351.

7) 1979: J.R. and G. Forster and the Ornithology of Cook’s Second Voyage. In

Enlightenment and New Zealand 1773-1774, [1979], p. 13-16.

8) 1980: The Bird Life of Egmont, In Egmont National Park, Ed. J. S. Tullett, 1980,

Egmont Nat Park Board.

9) 1981: The Contribution of Cook’s Third Voyage to the Ornithology of Hawaiian Islands, Pacific Science, Vol. 35, No. 2 , April 1981, p. 105-175.

10) 1990: Otto Finsch, 1839-1917. In A Flying Start, Random Century, 1990, p.170-171

11) 1990: George Robert Gray 1808-1872, In A Flying Start, Random Century, 1990,


12) 1990: The Significance of Captain Cook’s Voyages for New Zealand Ornithology, In A Flying Start, Random Century, 1990, p.122-127.

13) 1993: The Correct Identity of the Black-toed Petrel Procellaria melanopus Gmelin, 1789. Notornis, Vol. 40, 1993, p 263-269.

14) 1993: The type specimen of the Australasian Gannet Morus serrator (G. R. Gray, 1843), Notornis, Vol 40, 1993, p. 65-70.

15) 1993: The identity of the Chocolate Albatross Diomedia spadicea of Gmelin, 1789 and of the Wandering albatross Diomedia exulans of Linnaeus, 1758, Notornis, Vol 40, 1993, p. 145-162.

16) 1997: Type specimens of albatrosses collected on Cook’s second voyage. In

Albatross Biology and Conservation, Ed. G. Robertson and R. Gales, 1997, p. 3-12.

17) 1997: Human-induced mortality of Southern Ocean Albatrosses at sea in the 19th

century: a brief historical review. In Albatross Biology and Conservation, Ed. G. Robertson and R. Gales, 1997, p. 189-98.

18) 2000: Mycophagy by North Island robin. Australasian Mycologist 19 (3), p102

19) 2001: Causes of the demise of a breeding population of titi on Mangaia, Cook

Islands, Notornis, 48 p 137-144, 2001.

20) 2001: Pigs and petrels on the Poor Knights islands. New Zealand Natural Sciences, 26: p87-90, 2001.

21) 2002: A critical review of the prions (genus Pachyptila) collected and observed on Cook’s voyages. Notornis Vol. 49, p 51-75, 2002.

22) 2002: History and causes of the extirpation of the Providence petrel (Pterodroma

solanderi) on Norfolk Island. Notornis. Vol. 49, p 246-258, 2002.

23) 2002: Egmont Black Petrels. Southern Bird, No 10, 2002

24) 2002: An historic record of black petrel (Procellaria parkinsoni) nesting in south

Westland. Notornis Vol. 49, p51-52, 2002.

25) 2004: The extant type specimens of birds from New Zealand and the Society Islands collected on Cook’s second voyage and described by Anders Sparrman in Museum Carlsonianum (1786-1789). Notornis Vol. 51, p131-135, 2004.

26) 2004: Mycophagy of a New Zealand epigeous fungus, probably by brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) Australasian Mycologist 22 (2),p 82-83, 2004

27) 2004: The type localities of Cook’s petrel (Pterodroma cookii) reef heron (Egretta sacra sacra) and wandering tattler (Tringa incana). Notornis Vol. 51, p.155-158, 2004.

28) 2004: The land bird fauna of Stephens Island, New Zealand in the early 1890s, and the cause of its demise. Notornis, Vol. 51. p. 201-211, 2004

2009: The fate of the bird specimens from Cook’s voyages possessed by Sir Joseph Banks. Archives of Natural History 36, p 231-243

2010: A review of the origin, European discovery, and the first descriptions of the red shining-parrot (Prosopeia t tabuensis) on ‘Eua, Kingdom of Tonga, Norornis Vol57, p128-134.

2011: The contribution of Thomas Pennant (1726-1798) Welsh naturalist, to the Australian ornithology of Cook’s first voyage (1768-1771). Archives for Natural History 38.2: pp278-286.

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29) 1997: White-faced Storm Petrel (Pelagradroma marina) eating offal. Notornis 44, 1997, p. 26-27.

30) 2002: Why were Providence petrels (Pterodroma solanderi) nocturnal at Norfolk Island? Notornis, Vol. 49. p. 268-270, 2002

31) 2004: Taxonomic status of the Stephens Island piopio (Turnagra capensis). Notornis, Vol. 51, p. 231-232

32) 2004: The land bird fauna of Stephens Island, New Zealand 1915-1933. Notornis, Vol. 51, p229-230, 2004

2005: Feeding association of tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) with North Island kaka (Nestor m. s), Notornis Vol 52, p111.

2007: The correct type locality of the shore plover Thinornis novaeseelandiae, Notornis Vol 54, p115

2007: A possible live South Island snipe (Coenocorypha iredalei) at Dusky Sound in 1773, Notornis Vol 54, p 237

2008: The first record of the South Island fernbird (Bowdleri p punctata), Notornis Vol 55, p109

2009: Survival of breeding seabirds into the historic period on Huahine, Society Islands, Notornis Vol 56, p54

2010: The Tongatapu rail Gallirallus hypoleucus (Finsch & Hartlaub, 1867) – an extinct species resurrected? Notornis, 2010, Vol 57: 199-203

2011: Tui, Bellbirds, and Camellias in a rural garden, NZ Camellia Bulletin Vol 27 #4, Nov 2011

2011: The broad-billed prion (Pachyptila vitatta) nesting colonies recorded during Cook’s visit to dusky Sound in 1773, Notornis, Vol 58: 165-168


33) 2004: The place of collection of the original specimens of Pealeornis maoriana. Notornis, Vol 51, p58-59, 2004.


34) 1984: Sydney Parkinson, Artist of Cook’s Endeavour Voyage. Ed. D. J. Carr, In J. Roy Soc. N.Z.14, 1984.

35) 1990: Catalogue of the natural history drawings commissioned by sir Joseph Banks, A. Wheeler. In Archives of Natural History 17 (3) 1990.

36) 1987: The Southern Ark, John Andrews, In N Z Listener, Jan 31, 1987


The Reed field guide to common New Zealand shorebirds / David G. Medway by Medway, David G. Reed, Auckland [N.Z.] : Reed, 2000.

Sea and shore birds of New Zealand / David G. Medway, David G.Reed, Auckland [N.Z.] : Reed, 2002

The birds of Pukeiti / David G. Medway. by Medway, David G. Zenith Pub., New Plymouth, N.Z. : Zenith Pub., 2006

Checklist of the birds of New Zealand, Norfolk and Macquarie Islands, and the Ross Dependency, Antarctica / by the Checklist Committee, Ornithological Society of New Zealand : B.J. Gill.... [D G Medway et al.] by Ornithological Society of New Zealand. Checklist Committee Te Papa Press in association with the Ornithological Society of New Zealand, Wellington, N.Z : 2010.

Medway biobliography, updated 28 February 2012.

Funeral service sheet. David George Medway 26th June 1939 - 3 October 2013.

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