What rare Self-introduced birds are still breeding

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What rare Self-introduced birds are still breeding

Postby fras444 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:34 pm

Just curious to know what is the complete list of vagrant birds that have breed here and those of our self-introduced birds that still have slim hold of a breeding population in NZ and what is their future for growth

A couple I can think of

Hoary-headed grebe: A pair bred not to long ago. Are they still a native breeding species? Is there a chance of them becoming established? Any thing holding them back habitat wise from spreading

Barn Owl: Are they established or is it still yet to be decided if they still currently breed? Has their range grown?

Glossy Isbis: Are they an established/breeding each year since their first recorded nest in 2015 or are they just hanging in there
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Re: What rare Self-introduced birds are still breeding

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:16 am

Sounds like barn owls are booming, and increasingly getting hit on roads: https://notornis.osnz.org.nz/node/4369

Glossy Ibis appears to be steadily increasing: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8662&start=10#p41220
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Re: What rare Self-introduced birds are still breeding

Postby bombaydave2 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:03 pm

Galah and Sulphur Crested Cockatoo seem to be increasing in South Auckland/ North Waikato
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Re: What rare Self-introduced birds are still breeding

Postby SomesBirder » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:02 pm

bombaydave2 wrote:Galah and Sulphur Crested Cockatoo seem to be increasing in South Auckland/ North Waikato

Those are introduced species that are the descendants of escaped/released pets.
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