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

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

Postby andrewcrossland » Sat May 15, 2021 7:24 pm

More confused pest control outfits............. and a bunch of species that have never been seen anywhere near NZ!!

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

Postby andrewcrossland » Sat May 15, 2021 8:11 pm

I'd be pretty stoked to find one of these walking amongst the pohutukawa and toe toe on a Northland beach somewhere. I reckon my phone would be running pretty hot as folks took sickie's off work, booked flights or otherwise found a way to get up there real quick!!

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

Postby SomesBirder » Sun May 16, 2021 11:52 pm

Web page errors.
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby SomesBirder » Mon May 17, 2021 6:22 pm

I think that this is what one might see upon visiting the house of a friend of a friend who is "crazy about birds".
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby andrewcrossland » Mon May 17, 2021 8:32 pm

There's obviously a lot of money to be made supplying the market demand for paintings of the wrong NZ Kingfisher?Kotare !!

But once again, there's some great NZ bird artist talent out there!

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

Postby andrewcrossland » Mon May 17, 2021 8:56 pm

What do folks make of the gull in the top left corner of this web page? Look at its eye and skin colour around the eye ......…

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

Postby David Riddell » Tue May 18, 2021 12:16 pm

Not just birds. Here's a recent article featuring a picture of a kotukutuku, Fuchsia excorticata, that's actually an exotic species.
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/whanganui-ch ... JWB4YKY4I/
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby SomesBirder » Tue May 18, 2021 4:55 pm

andrewcrossland wrote:What do folks make of the gull in the top left corner of this web page? Look at its eye and skin colour around the eye ......…

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Maybe a European herring gull? This one seems to have a fairly similar shape and size of the eye ring, but I can't say the same about the colour.
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby andrewcrossland » Tue May 18, 2021 8:30 pm

I reckon so too........ it came from this website which otherwise got the birds right.

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

Postby andrewcrossland » Tue May 18, 2021 9:17 pm

An interesting contribution to the national craze of celebrating the wrong kingfisher by the Rotorua City Council, but I'm impressed they have a Chestnut-breasted Shelduck on the same mural. That's class!!

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