Tītitipounamu food items - Routeburn

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Colin Miskelly
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Tītitipounamu food items - Routeburn

Postby Colin Miskelly » Wed Apr 12, 2023 9:02 pm

Kia ora

In late March, Glenn Pure encountered numerous groups of tītitipounamu feeding on the ground at the Glenorchy end of the Routeburn Track. He hopes someone can identify what they were feeding on. My guess is tipulid pupae...

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Re: Tītitipounamu food items - Routeburn

Postby Jan » Fri Apr 14, 2023 8:06 am

That's proper investigative ornithology!

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