Rifleman at Eaves Bush, Orewa

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Rifleman at Eaves Bush, Orewa

Postby PaulintheBay » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:03 pm

Just been told of 2 Rifleman spotted and heard at Eaves Bush Orewa today. Will alert Birds Auckland. Paul.
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Re: Rifleman at Eaves Bush, Orewa

Postby Ian McLean » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:12 am

Hello Paul
Thanks for this information.
As there are Rifleman on Tiritiri Matangi Island which is approx 20 km away from Eaves Bush, this is not beyond the realms of possibility ! I am not sure of the overwater flight capabilities of Riflemen, but maybe the gap between Tiri & Shakespear Park is not too great ? Eaves Bush is certainly a great habitat for them & is one of the best coastal broadlieaf forest remnants with kauri, kahikatea, karaka, kōwhai, mataī, puriri, rewarewa, supplejack, taraire and large numbers of nīkau palms.
Paul, please encourage the those whom made the sighting to submit a UBR (Unusual Bird Report). Also, as I am the Birds New Zealand, Auckland RR they can contact me for advice. My details are on the Birds New Zealand website.
Cheers
Ian

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