Story: Bird migration

Wrybill feeding (3rd of 3)

Wrybill feeding

After breeding, wrybills move to muddy coastal feeding grounds. Around 2,000 birds winter at the Firth of Thames, 1,200 at Manukau Harbour, and smaller numbers at other North Island estuaries. When feeding, they slice through the wet mud with their bill to find small crustaceans.

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Christina Troup, 'Bird migration - Migration within New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2024)

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