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

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

Postby Finn Davey » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:37 pm

Not a non NZ bird, but pretty outrageous

https://www.visitzealandia.com/About/Wi ... Black-Shag

On Zealandia's website, they have a page for Black Shag but it has a photo of a Juvenile Little Shag.
I've even contacted them about it... MONTHS AGO!!!
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby andrewcrossland » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:59 am

.....and back to dodgy gulls................. Another one in a CHCH suburban newspaper advert..............

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

Postby Finn Davey » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:30 am

This one's from an old article.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/3 ... land-shoot

From when Taylor Swift was putting NZ Dotterels in danger from a music video shoot.
But the BBC didn't even mention what species of dotterel it was (a NZ Dotterel) they just called it Dotterel and then they've gone and used a picture of a Eurasian Dotterel!

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

Postby RussCannings » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:47 am

Have been meaning to add this one for a while. Not NZ, but from a former protectorate (Samoa). Bought this fridge magnet there while on holiday a few years ago. Not only does it have a creepy smile and beady little rhinestone eyes, but it's clearly a Northern Cardinal (which does not exist in Samoa). In their defense, I'm assuming this is supposed to be a 'Cardinal Myzomela' (Now 'Samoan Myzomela) but someone clearly messed up! (Northern Cardinal is feral on the Hawaiian Islands, but still...)
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby SomesBirder » Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:46 pm

There was a New Zealand waterfowl rescue facility that had a website with a banner at the top which included several photos of waterfowl in it. I remember that one of the photos showed what I now think was a male Tufted Duck. The website seems to have disappeared since; does anyone else here remember it?
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby andrewcrossland » Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:55 pm

Spot that old artists favourite on these 1970s tea towels!

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

Postby andrewcrossland » Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:59 pm

And today a work colleague sent me this one!! I've deleted the artist's name but the painting was for sale for $530 so certainly an artist of some note.......

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

Postby Ian McLean » Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:08 pm

Hello Andrew
Just FYI: I contacted the artist to let her know of the Kingfisher error & she replied that she appreciated the advice & that she is always learning more about New Zealand birds.
Regards
Ian McLean
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Re: non NZ birds mistakenly shown as NZ birds....

Postby andrewcrossland » Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:44 pm

came across two further "kotare" paintings recently. Beautiful paintings both of them...

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

Postby SomesBirder » Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:20 pm

This was posted to the FB page for Predator-free Waiheke Island yesterday, but it was deleted not long afterwards.
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