Kōrero: Introduced land birds

Dates of bird introductions

As this table suggests, many of New Zealand’s introduced birds first arrived in the 1860s and 1870s. This partly arose from the hope that the birds would deal with the insect pests, some of which arrived with imported plants, and some of which were native species that thrived on cultivated crops.

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Source: Barrie D. Heather and Hugh A, Robertson, The field guide to the birds of New Zealand. Auckland: Viking, 2000

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Christina Troup, 'Introduced land birds - Introducing birds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/17137/dates-of-bird-introductions (accessed 24 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015