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

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

Postby Ian Southey » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:56 am

Have just looked at Bird of the Year and noticed the Grey Fantail picture.

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

Postby andrewcrossland » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:18 pm

FYI - I think this is the pic Ian has pointed out ....

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

Postby SomesBirder » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:27 pm

I recently visited a garden centre and investigated what its avian ornaments were like while I was there. Sure enough, the centre had ornaments that depicted common kingfishers. To be fair, though, the centre also had at least one ornament that was clearly based on the sacred kingfisher. Sorry about the incorrect orientation of the photos.
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The centre also had great blue heron ornaments.
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Other highlights included a rather short-necked 'heron' that looked like a grey weka, a 'kingfisher' that had a decurved bill and looked like a fat hummingbird, saddlebacks without wattles, and what looked to be a kiwi-weka hybrid.
what in god's name is a folly tomo
andrewcrossland
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby andrewcrossland » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:19 pm

Here's an interesting choice of gull for a Christchurch newspaper advertisement:

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

Postby SomesBirder » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:36 pm

I think that I've found the latest addition to our 'The Wrong Kingfisher' series.
This magnet is being sold at Zealandia. It is part of a series of magnets that includes three other birds; the NZ Pigeon, (North Island?) Saddleback, and Red-crowned Parakeet; all of which look normal.
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For some reason, it is the only bird magnet in the series that gives the bird's English name instead of its Maori name.
For those who don't know, the kingfisher in the magnet is probably based on a photo of the Little Kingfisher (Ceyx pusillus).
what in god's name is a folly tomo

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