Story: Bird migration

The Rakaia riverbed (1st of 3)

The Rakaia riverbed

The wrybill and a number of other New Zealand waders breed in the wide, open riverbeds of Canterbury, Otago and Southland. They migrate north to feed at coastal sites for the rest of the year.

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Christina Troup, 'Bird migration - Migration within New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Christina Troup, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015