Story: Wading birds

Releasing black stilts (2nd of 2)

Releasing black stilts

Children from Twizel school release young black stilts reared in captivity. The birds are large enough to fend for themselves, but have yet to change into their pure black adult plumage.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 10 September 2005, p. 19
Photograph by Sally Rae

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Gerard Hutching, 'Wading birds - Stilts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 February 2024)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015