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

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

Postby andrewcrossland » Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:04 pm

a non NZ gull on a NZ pest control company's website:

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

Postby Finn Davey » Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:47 pm

[quote="andrewcrossland"]a non NZ gull on a NZ pest control company's website:


I don't like how they're using a gull, even if it's not a NZ species.
Too many people think of gulls as a pest, and that's probably a large reason to why their conservation status here is widely unknown.

Having an image of a gull on your pest control company is not doing our threatened gull species any favors
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby andrewcrossland » Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:58 pm

Some more adverts from the Falcon's Landing subdivision near Christchurch. I'm surprised they got away this this wording....... its a bit crass isn't it? And yes, they've finally worked out what a falcon looks like, but still not the right falcon sp.

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

Postby andrewcrossland » Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:58 pm

NZ King Salmon Ltd have put together a very good and detailed guide to marine mammals and birds found in the Marlborough Sounds. Its worthwhile double-checking every large gull you see if you visit the sounds as option number 2 would be pretty awesome to find!!

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

Postby SomesBirder » Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:35 pm

A northern gannet from a nature story book from 1981:
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Weirdness from Trade Me:
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby andrewcrossland » Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:25 pm

This is a species entry for a bird ID guide for Grovetown Lagoon in Marlborough. I'd be pretty happy to see one of these in the South Island rather than the promised Bittern!

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

Postby Paynterq » Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:56 am

I found this gem of a colouring book while tidying my daughter's bedroom!
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby SomesBirder » Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:55 pm

Not a bird, but look at this design that was used on a Rubik's Cube:
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby andrewcrossland » Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:10 am

the wrong kingfisher strikes again!

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

Postby Cardinal15 » Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:13 pm

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And yet again a wrong kingfisher. It was on a door with other native/endemic birds.

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