Kōrero: Bird migration

Wrybill feeding (3 o 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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Reference: Image 010005_031027
Photograph by Brent Stephenson

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Christina Troup, 'Bird migration - Migration within New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7230/wrybill-feeding (accessed 6 July 2020)

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