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.

Wednesday 2 January 2019

Rare koekoeā dies in Wellington, potentially 'harassed' by tūī

Amber-Leigh Woolf15:52, Dec 20 2018
The koekoeā is a migratory species which only comes to New Zealand to breed.
A rare koekoeā, a long-tailed cuckoo, has died in Wellington after hitting a house window in Strathmore.
The rare and large bird appeared to fly in to a window after being harassed by tūī, the population of which is booming in the city.  
Te Motu Kairangi-Miramar Ecological Restoration founder Joakim Liman said a resident alerted him, after seeing tūī "screaming around", potentially scaring the koekoeā and causing it to flee. 
"This is quite a sad story," he said. 
chasing this guy and had he decided to take the window as a reflection of another bush or tree." 

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