Friday, June 30, 2017


(*   22)                 PIED STILT                 Himantopus himantopus 

NEW ZEALAND             38

Breeds on riverbeds, lake margins, and damp pastures. 35 cm. An abundant native in New Zealand; most of the 30,000 birds in NZ form flocks at estuaries and lakes outside breeding season; many South Island and southern North Island birds migrate to northern North Island after breeding season.

Photographed at Napier, New Zealand June 2017

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