non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:05 pm

awf.. and did they have to use an injured, stressed bird?
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby Oscar Thomas » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:14 pm

SomesBirder wrote:Eurasian tree sparrows in an advertisement for Stihl Shop.
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Does anyone know whether the goose on the right is a hybrid with a species not found in New Zealand, or simply an aberrant Canada goose? This is from Birds & Mammals of the Antarctic, Subantarctic & Falkland Islands (Todd, 2004).
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Looks like a hybrid Barnacle x Canada Goose I saw in Belgium.
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby SomesBirder » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:18 pm

Finn Davey wrote:The face looks a wee bit like a Barnacle Goose, but I think it's just been coloured a bit wrong

Oscar Thomas wrote:Looks like a hybrid Barnacle x Canada Goose I saw in Belgium.

Thank you.

Here's a pretty bizarre mistake, even if it doesn't look quite right for any of the Melithreptus honeyeaters. It appears that this art piece isn't being sold any more, so perhaps someone informed the seller that it looks very wrong for a Tūī.
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The logo of the The Eastern Egret restaurant in Waikanae appears to be a mostly flamingo-like make-believe bird.
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby andrewcrossland » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:42 pm

another offering from Rolleston's "Falcon's Landing" subdivision:

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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby AngryBird45 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:25 am

SomesBirder wrote:
Finn Davey wrote:The face looks a wee bit like a Barnacle Goose, but I think it's just been coloured a bit wrong

Oscar Thomas wrote:Looks like a hybrid Barnacle x Canada Goose I saw in Belgium.

Thank you.

Here's a pretty bizarre mistake, even if it doesn't look quite right for any of the Melithreptus honeyeaters. It appears that this art piece isn't being sold any more, so perhaps someone informed the seller that it looks very wrong for a Tūī.
Tūī Wall Art.jpg
The logo of the The Eastern Egret restaurant in Waikanae appears to be a mostly flamingo-like make-believe bird.
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The “Tūī” wall art looks more like a Hihi.
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby Finn Davey » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:12 am

SomesBirder wrote:
Finn Davey wrote:The face looks a wee bit like a Barnacle Goose, but I think it's just been coloured a bit wrong

Oscar Thomas wrote:Looks like a hybrid Barnacle x Canada Goose I saw in Belgium.

Thank you.

Here's a pretty bizarre mistake, even if it doesn't look quite right for any of the Melithreptus honeyeaters. It appears that this art piece isn't being sold any more, so perhaps someone informed the seller that it looks very wrong for a Tūī.
Tūī Wall Art.jpg
The logo of the The Eastern Egret restaurant in Waikanae appears to be a mostly flamingo-like make-believe bird.
The Eastern Egret.jpg


That "tui" wall art looks like it could possibly be two other species of honeyeater
Maye either New Holland Honeyeater
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or blue-faced honeyeater
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby andrewcrossland » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:28 pm

Another dodgy Kingfisher!!

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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby andrewcrossland » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:45 pm

And these should be called by the Maori name kawau paka shouldn't they? Rather than kawau which is Black Cormorant, right?

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and another mis-identification of Little Cormorants

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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby simon.fordham » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:08 am

Not necessarily, Andrew

Kawau is the 'general word for several varieties of shags', as well as the specific word for the black shag.

https://maoridictionary.co.nz/search?idiom=&phrase=&proverb=&loan=&histLoanWords=&keywords=kawau
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby andrewcrossland » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:49 am

Thanks Simon - yep, can't argue with that!! Down in Canterbury and Otago ofcourse they're all called Kōau by Ngai Tahu - but inappropriate transfer by Pakeha of Maori bird names from one part of Aotearoa to other parts is a whole different topic......

Anyway, here's some more dodgy kotare:

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