Black Stilt at Ambury Park

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Ian McLean
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Black Stilt at Ambury Park

Postby Ian McLean » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:17 pm

Hi there
During our Birds New Zealand, Guided Bird Walk at Ambury Park in Mangere today, a Black Stilt (Kaki) was seen at the Radio Mast roost site in the company of Pied Stilts, Bar Tailed Godwits & Wrybills. The bird looks to be a pure bird, it is unbanded & may possibly be the result of a pair breeding outside of the MacKenzie country stronghold of the species ? The bird had some white feathers on the vent area (when seen in flight) & looks to be a juvenile bird that is almost in adult plumage. Thanks to Denise Poyner for the photograph.
Regards
Ian
Black Stilt (Kaki) Pied Stilt Godwit  Wrybill.JPG
Black Stilt (Kaki) Pied Stilt Godwit Wrybill.JPG (343.22 KiB) Viewed 218 times

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