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

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

Postby Jan » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:04 pm

i see the resemblence. not sure if i saw them in Burma, need to look it up, we did see a whole heap of another harrier over a wetland, but list gone awol at present. sorry.
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby SomesBirder » Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:56 pm

Russet sparrows!
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A perfectly good Kōtare from the same artist:
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby andrewcrossland » Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:44 pm

I found this image associated with a story by the New York Times and I was about to write something like "I guess to American's we're just part of Australia".....

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But then, scrolling down a bit further I suddenly realised that a picture is not always necessarily put there by the person or agency cited in the caption!! Because, this Magpie Lark pic ain't nothing to do with me, so what the heck is my name doing there?!!

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No, I didn't google my own name - it just turned up out of the blue!!
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby andrewcrossland » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:54 pm

Dodgy tea towels

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

Postby SomesBirder » Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:46 pm

I remember seeing the first tea towel on the internet before. I think that it could easily mislead someone into thinking that the Huia is an extant species.
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby andrewcrossland » Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:04 am

Very cool if this piece of commissioned art featuring a godwit was supposed to be a Hudsonian Godwit, and even if it was supposed to be a Bar-tail, its still an excellent, life-like painting! It would be great to put a NZ bird field guide together with all plates comprising the collected works of NZ artists!!

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

Postby andrewcrossland » Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:32 pm

Another dodgy magpie

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

Postby andrewcrossland » Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:05 am

Fantail and the wrong Robin!!

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