During our Birds New Zealand, Guided Bird Walk at Ambury Park in Mangere today, a Black Stilt (Kaki) was seen at the Radio Mast roost site in the company of Pied Stilts, Bar Tailed Godwits & Wrybills. The bird looks to be a pure bird, it is unbanded & may possibly be the result of a pair breeding outside of the MacKenzie country stronghold of the species ? The bird had some white feathers on the vent area (when seen in flight) & looks to be a juvenile bird that is almost in adult plumage. Thanks to Denise Poyner for the photograph.
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