Kōrero: Bird migration

Wrybill with chick (2 o 3)

Wrybill with chick

Wrybill nests are just a shallow scrape in stony riverbeds. The young are similar in colour and shape to the surrounding stones, which helps prevent predators such as harriers and gulls from spotting them. However, they are vulnerable to introduced predators such as stoats, which hunt by smell and sound as well as by vision.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10039965
Photograph by M. F. Soper

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Christina Troup, 'Bird migration - Migration within New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7229/wrybill-with-chick (accessed 19 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015