Black Fantail - South Manakau, Lower North Island

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Bellerara
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Black Fantail - South Manakau, Lower North Island

Postby Bellerara » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:36 pm

Hi,
Very new to this forum but we live on 23acres north of Otaki with stand of about an acre of protected undisturbed native bush. There is a lot of native birds here and we particularly enjoy the fantails - and today we spotted a black fantail which upon researching appears to be very rare in the north island, we are reasonably inland towards the tararua ranges.

Just thought I would pop that up here incase it was of any interest to the group.

If I had realised it was so rare we would have taken a pic as being a fantail it was uber curious around us and the horses.

Thanks :D
Beckysue
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Re: Black Fantail - South Manakau, Lower North Island

Postby Beckysue » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:55 pm

We're at Manakau Village, Horowhenua and just spotted a black fantail in our garden! It flitted around the garden and then flew next door. Very exciting! We had no idea black fantails existed. Yay!!
drheine
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Re: Black Fantail - South Manakau, Lower North Island

Postby drheine » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:28 pm

I have seen a black fantail at Greendale reserve, Paraparaumu some months ago. I will look out for them in the area following this discussion.

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