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

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

Postby David Riddell » Mon Aug 15, 2022 8:05 am

From what I can see of that dragonfly it doesn't look like a native species either...
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby simon.fordham » Mon Nov 14, 2022 11:32 am

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Technically correct, but .....................
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby joshbrown » Mon Nov 14, 2022 4:04 pm

Some interesting looking takahe and mohua on a 2023 'Native Birds of NZ' calendar:
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby Samsperdy » Mon Nov 14, 2022 6:45 pm

I found a few!
On the griffins mallow puffs raspberry the kingfisher is a common kingfisher. also on the packet there is also a hummingbird.
Aswell as that I also found a picture frame being sold at the Warehouse of a common kingfisher.
Both these ‘crimes’ aren’t super misleading or anything but would just like to point them out.
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby andrewcrossland » Mon Nov 14, 2022 11:24 pm

The wrong kingfisher is as ubiquitious as ever in 2022 and the poor old pest control outfits are still relying on images grabbed from online libaries to make their websites look a bit sub-par.....

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

Postby andrewcrossland » Sun Dec 25, 2022 4:21 pm

On the way to Lake Ellesmere early this morning to look for the Long-toed Stint (while the kids were still asleep and Santa's con trail was still visible in the dawn sky) I was intrigued by the new "wildlife crossing" signs put up on the road side by the Lincoln wetlands?! Super excited to see there could be some Grey Herons around? ......

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

Postby paradoxdinokipi » Mon Dec 26, 2022 1:06 am

joshbrown wrote:Some interesting looking takahe and mohua on a 2023 'Native Birds of NZ' calendar:

Wonder what the 'mohua' is, some species of New World Tanager?
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby Davidthomas » Mon Dec 26, 2022 8:30 am

paradoxdinokipi wrote:
joshbrown wrote:Some interesting looking takahe and mohua on a 2023 'Native Birds of NZ' calendar:

Wonder what the 'mohua' is, some species of New World Tanager?


Close, it’s an icterid blackbird. A yellow-headed blackbird to be exact.
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby SomesBirder » Mon Dec 26, 2022 9:30 am

paradoxdinokipi wrote:
joshbrown wrote:Some interesting looking takahe and mohua on a 2023 'Native Birds of NZ' calendar:

Wonder what the 'mohua' is, some species of New World Tanager?

I think that it is a Yellow-hooded Blackbird (Chrysomus icterocephalus).

I remember that goodnature, the company that makes the A24 rat traps, had either the same or a very similar photo of that species to represent the Mohua on their website a few years ago.
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby andrewcrossland » Mon Jan 02, 2023 10:38 pm

The Christchurch Press's recent travlel supplement has good me pretty excited - I'd be really happy to see these gulls over the summer vacation!!

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