Kōrero: 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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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10048629
Photograph by David Mudge

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Christina Troup, 'Introduced land birds - Blackbirds and song thrushes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/17163/rat-in-a-thrush-nest (accessed 17 October 2021)

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