Story: Introduced land birds

Rat in a thrush nest

Rat in a thrush nest

Introduced birds as well as native species are sometimes attacked by rats. This bold ship rat approaches two vulnerable thrush nestlings.

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Photograph by David Mudge

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Christina Troup, 'Introduced land birds - Blackbirds and song thrushes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2021)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015