New bird species accepted for NZ

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Michael Szabo
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New bird species accepted for NZ

Postby Michael Szabo » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:18 am

I see that Birds New Zealand's Records Appraisal Committee has accepted a record of a new bird species for NZ.

A dead Rose-crowned Fruit Dove was found on 23 August 2019 "at sea, 75 km south-west of Hawera, South Taranaki Bight". Does anyone know about this? If so, I'd be interested to get a photo if possible.

Here's the link to the Unusual Bird Reports database: http://rare.birds.org.nz/

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Michael
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Re: New bird species accepted for NZ

Postby Michael Szabo » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:52 am

I see that the specimen is now with Te Papa: https://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/object/1836342
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