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 » Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:10 pm

Is this the keasti subspecies of the Australian Grey Fantail?
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby SomesBirder » Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:29 am

Here's an interesting taxonomic proposal!
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby Finn Davey » Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:10 am

SomesBirder wrote:Here's an interesting taxonomic proposal!
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Well I guess the word "tit" has it's roots in meaning "small"
and they're all small birds.

But yeah, still strange
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby SomesBirder » Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:52 am

This fantail is very puzzling to me. Its tail looks right for the New Zealand Fantail, but what about its body?
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby andrewcrossland » Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:18 pm

the wrong Kingfisher strikes again!

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

Postby SomesBirder » Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:49 am

Local mother-of-pearl art of a fantail with telltale extra facial markings. I think that I have found the exact photograph of an Australian Grey Fantail that it is based on, too, minus the tail.
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby andrewcrossland » Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:26 am

Latest newspaper advert from fisher funds. It looks like they have a NZ kingfisher on their logo but the promotional imagery seems to pretty much always be a European kingfisher - which is kinda jarring giving the exclusively “kiwi-centric” nature of the services being promoted in the advert:
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But, wait!, there’s more!….. turn the page in the same newspaper (CHCH Press 2 June 2021) and there’s another half page advert!
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And turn the page again, and another one!! Maximum exposure for “the wrong kingfisher “….,!

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

Postby Jan » Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:19 pm

Fisher funds are worldwide. Even though they don't use the correct kingfisher, does it really matter? Kingfishers are birds that everyone recognises. Might be time to close this thread, Andrew, now you have the most views anyone could possibly do!
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby SomesBirder » Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:46 pm

Another confusing fantail.
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There's definitely something off about that black stilt!
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A juvenile swamp harrier.
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby AngryBird45 » Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:48 pm

Fantui?

Also, why is the black-billed gull not listed as endangered?
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