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

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

Postby SomesBirder » Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:22 pm

Another dubious metal bird. Maybe intended to be a grey warbler?
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Alcedo atthis:
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby SomesBirder » Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:39 pm

This isn't truly a mistake, but the BotW website's illustrations for the pied shag appear to show the Australian subspecies in its breeding appearance and the New Zealand subspecies in its non-breeding appearance, and the illustrations' labels do not clarify this. I think that this gives the impression that the difference between the two subspecies is bigger than it is in reality.
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby andrewcrossland » Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:13 pm

The wrong kingfisher strikes again - this time in a children’s book..

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

Postby andrewcrossland » Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:34 pm

The wrong kingfisher with Kereru and Kokako in a motueka gift shop

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

Postby andrewcrossland » Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:39 pm

Some wrong raptors:

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

Postby andrewcrossland » Sat May 01, 2021 9:56 pm

spot the NZ bird that isn't a NZ bird?

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

Postby sav » Sun May 02, 2021 11:51 am

And Short-tailed Albatross is hardly a New Zealand bird - but 3 out of 5 isn't bad, eh?
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby andrewcrossland » Mon May 03, 2021 8:43 pm

There was a nice story in the CHCH press back on 7 April about “the kindest place in New Zealand” - which is Colville on the Coromandel Peninsula. They have a really nice old general store with a mural of NZ birds on it. If anyone is passing maybe call in, buy a coke and a pie, and break it to them gently that they have the wrong kingfisher on the mural!!

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

Postby andrewcrossland » Wed May 05, 2021 7:31 pm

Hi folks, there's now a whole line of merchandising around the wrong Kotare/Kingfisher.......... I'm super-tempted to get the T shirt!

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

Postby Ian McLean » Fri May 07, 2021 10:03 am

Hi Andrew

These continued wrong Kingfisher errors are a constant huge stuff up by so called New Zealand "artists" ! I am going to contact the artist at piedaydesigns to point out their error.

Cheers
Ian McLean

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