Story: Birds of mountains and open country

Canterbury’s coastal dune lands (1st of 3)

Canterbury’s coastal dune lands

These sandy dune lands are between Te Waihora (Lake Ellesmere) and the Canterbury coast. Pipits live in this kind of habitat – they run along the ground in search of insects and seeds, and nest amongst tufts of low vegetation.

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Christina Troup, 'Birds of mountains and open country - Open country environments', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2024)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015