HomeBird RingingNew Zealand Bird Banding & Banders: Wrybill Banding Down South

New Zealand Bird Banding & Banders: Wrybill Banding Down South

New Zealand Bird Banding & Banders: Wrybill Banding Down South

I have actually been away for a lot of the year until now as well as have actually refrained any kind of banding. Ideally there will certainly be something in the following couple of weeks.

Rachel that educated with me down in the Queenstown location has actually sent me some info as well as images of her Wrybill banding. She currently deals with the Aspiring Biodiversity Count On as well as among various other points keeps track of Wrybill on the Makarora River which is at the head of Lake Wanaka. I believe this should have to do with the furthest Wrybill reproducing location in the nation. As climate as well as flooding associated issues this little group has to compete with not only individuals strolling yet likewise driving as well as riding equines via nesting birds, not just Wrybill yet likewise Black fronted Terns as well as Grouped Dotterels. All these are endangered, native to the island types.

Among the birds she keeps track of was initially grouped up below in Canterbury over 11 years earlier, not the earliest Wrybill on document which is 23 years yet still a great age specifically as it needs to fly significantly better than a lot of on its yearly movement. Its chick is included in a few of the images listed below.

Also as a tiny chick Wrybills have the curved expense of their types.

A little chick obtaining its weight taken.

Chicks have legs huge sufficient to take a band at an extremely young age.

Their eggs are exceptionally well concealed among the river rocks.
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The old, grouped bird. The band gets on the best shin.

All images by Rachel Hufton.



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