On Saturday 23 February, I was handed a deceased juvenile Long Tailed Cuckoo. It had been found by Anna Cassels-Brown at the foot of the office tower at Greys Avenue within the Auckland CBD. The building is fully clad in mirror glass & I expect that the bird flew straight into it. This juvenile bird was likely on the start of its very first migration north & unfortunately ventured right into the centre of the city. The outcome both highlights the danger of reflective glass & the fact that unusual birds can show up in very unlikely places. A very sad end to an amazing bird; however, I will be taking it to the Auckland Museum for their use as a study specimen.
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