Kōrero: Wading birds

Pied stilts, Tauranga Harbour

Pied stilts, Tauranga Harbour

Outside the breeding season, pied stilts tend to congregate in estuaries to feed. The New Zealand population was around 30,000 birds in the mid-1990s. The same subspecies of pied stilt is also native to Australia and the western Pacific, where it is more commonly called the black-winged stilt.

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Photograph by Brian Chudleigh

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Gerard Hutching, 'Wading birds - Stilts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9163/pied-stilts-tauranga-harbour (accessed 22 November 2019)

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