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5th November 2011, 09:24 PM
I spotted these guys in a Dandelion field. They are a bird unique to NZ. Real characters but very destructive to newly planted gardens. I once saw one catch and eat a small duckling.
6th November 2011, 03:17 AM
Are they holding their own population wise Mark?
I used to see them everytime I walked around the airfield here, but haven't for a few years now.
6th November 2011, 04:12 AM
Very nice captures Mark, I think the second one is fantastic. This bird does have a bit of a menacing look to it.
6th November 2011, 08:38 AM
Hundreds of the buggers up here Colin
Originally Posted by Colin Southern
6th November 2011, 08:47 AM
6th November 2011, 12:16 PM
And from the rest of the world...
Funky loking critter.
Visited NZ early in the year and was captivated by them. Such an unusual colour, technically difficult to capture due to the colouring, and I experienced them coming our dawn and dusk, making the lighting more difficult. Still, due to their being so common, eventually I had success. Locals must think visitors are nuts spending so much time trying to photograph them (my daughter did).
Beautiful country, want to spend more time there. Waiting for my daughter to have a wee'un so I have an excuse to babysit.
(bought a souvenir glass pukeko)