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

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

Postby philbattley » Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:50 pm

Jan, it's only clogging up one thread that is optional to read, not the whole site...
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby andrewcrossland » Wed Aug 25, 2021 11:27 am

Yes, yes I know, we're not supposed to be posting these any more, but its lockdown and we all need amusement, so I'll share this proposed logo for a local wetland trust in CHCH that I help in a professional capacity. They know how the "wrong kingfisher" thing gets under my skin so sent this through to me for approval!!

buggers!

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Yes, it subsequently went through some modifications!
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby SomesBirder » Fri Aug 27, 2021 5:51 am

Here are some interesting kōtare that I have seen recently.
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby andrewcrossland » Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:05 pm

I’m looking forward to some of the lifers expected at a sanctuary proposed for the Chch Avon red zone. Ever since the Ashley River Grey Herons identified (wrongly) by Dr Robert Cushman Murphy back in the 1940s were removed from the NZ list we’ve been hoping for a real one to turn up. Looks like it might be soon?!

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

Postby sav » Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:24 pm

Hey AC,

With that purple neck, and cheeks, I think it's a Great Blue Heron, rather than a Grey ?

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

Postby andrewcrossland » Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:26 pm

my mistake.

I wouldn't say no to a Blue Heron either....
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby SomesBirder » Wed Dec 22, 2021 11:36 pm

No incorrect species per se, but this page from an old booklet about Pāuatahanui has some mistakes that I thought were funny.
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby andrewcrossland » Fri Dec 24, 2021 11:47 pm

Merry Xmas folks from the wrong bird pic club of NZ........

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

Postby andrewcrossland » Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:29 am

I've been looking at property to buy in the Marlborough Sounds and wonder if these signs are "a sign"?!

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

Postby andrewcrossland » Thu Aug 11, 2022 9:59 pm

Not a bird, but still a taonga: A colleague sent me this funny mis-ID from a CHCH earthquake rebuild project sign.......
its infact a Common House Gecko from SE Asia.

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