As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Rare kakī spotted outside of Mackenzie Basin near Timaru

The birds predominantly live in the Mackenzie Basin where the Department of Conservation Kakī Recovery Programme is run to build numbers of the once near extinction species.

Two kakī  that have appeared on a farm near Timaru are the latest of the world's rarest wading bird to be reported outside of the Mackenzie Basin.

South Canterbury farmer, George Steven said he had seen two kakī who had made a home for themselves on his dairy farm in Otipua, near Timaru. 

He first noticed the birds, who had stuck together and made a home for themselves in a wetland paddock on his farm, about a week ago.

South Canterbury farmer George Steven found a couple of the rare black stilt on his property.
The birds predominantly live in the Mackenzie Basin where the Department of Conservation Kakī Recovery Programme is run to build numbers of the once near extinct species.

"The stilts are in the paddock that has pockets filled with water." 


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