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    Posted: 22 February 2008 at 11:58
Can I suggest that it is time for the next poster to use the new thread. This has grown too big.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2008 at 09:12
Whatever it was, the little bugger wouldnt stay still.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2008 at 08:44
Can we pick things up now in the new thread here.

Congratulations to those who have posted great shots in this "issue".

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2008 at 08:34
Originally posted by El_Conejo El_Conejo wrote:

FineArt,

Are you sure that is a robin? It looks like some sort of oriole to me.



It's an eastern tohee
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2008 at 07:48
FineArt,

Are you sure that is a robin? It looks like some sort of oriole to me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2008 at 06:25
Good shot chthoniid -- I have never seen one.
 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2008 at 04:43
Very nice shot @mtiller - the background really boosts the impact of the photo.

Okay, I did a very common NZ bird above (so common in fact, it is found in Australia also). Here is one of the rarest birds in the world- the hihi or stitchbird. Or if you prefer, Notiomystis cincta.



This is a male (based on its plummage), and taken with the trusty α100 and 300/4 G. This species had become extinct over most of NZ by the 1880s, surviving largely on Little Barrier Island in a rather small population. Some have since been released on Tiritiri Matangi Island and the Karori Reserve near Wellington. It is a canopy-dwelling species (so good luck on that BIF shot...). This shot was taken at Karori- that it is a released bird is made obvious by the leg-rings .
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 February 2008 at 23:11
A Harris Hawk playing catch at a bird display today.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 February 2008 at 21:58
A robin hopping around in a tree.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 February 2008 at 00:14
Originally posted by polyglot polyglot wrote:

hey, we have hordes of those on the Torrens in Adelaide!


You should do- our populations originally came from Australia [:lol:] The only unique Porphyrio species we have is the takahe (representative of a line that arrived much earlier). It's bigger, with different behaviours and very threatened. It was thought extinct until its rediscovery just after WW2. We have some on an island reserve (Tiritiri Matangi) in the Hauraki Gulf. One of the other kiwis/NZers might have some shots of it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 February 2008 at 23:28
hey, we have hordes of those on the Torrens in Adelaide!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 February 2008 at 22:46
Happyjack prompted me to add a couple of pukeko shots. Scientific name is Porphyrio porphyrio and it is a close relative of the endangered takahe.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 February 2008 at 22:34
Wow, a few days no lurking here and bingo...great shots again.
Thanks all for posting.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 February 2008 at 15:53
Thank you NoJargon, for answering that question so quickly.
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