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.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Eco-vista: Photography & Research
Reference: Image 010005_031027
Photograph by Brent Stephenson

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

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/7230/wrybill-feeding (accessed 18 June 2024)

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