Kōrero: Wading birds

Wrybill feeding at a stream (1 o 2)

Wrybill feeding at a stream

This wrybill is at its summer breeding grounds in the Mackenzie Basin, feeding at the edge of a stony stream. Its diet during breeding includes aquatic insects and their eggs and larvae, and fish eggs, which it can reach from under stones with its bent bill.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10050047
Photograph by Aalbert Rebergen

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Gerard Hutching, 'Wading birds - Wrybills and shore plovers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9174/wrybill-feeding-at-a-stream (accessed 15 November 2019)

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