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@ryancolleywildlife

The Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) has to be one of Australia’s most iconic birds. It is always exciting to see one no matter how many times you see them. This photo was taken at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. It just sat on a green electricity box posing for me and allowing me to get close without a bother. .. .. .. .. #ausgeo #seeaustralia #abcmyphoto #kookaburra #kingfisher #birdsofaustralia #visitcanberra #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #bestbirdshots #bb_of_ig #kingsbirds #bird_brilliance #eye_spy_birds #feather_perfection #birds_adorded #animal_sultans #canberra #canberrawildlife

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@shhhhclick

“Say hello to my little friend”. . My little friend loves to perch on this branch during the winter months. The Camellia Trees are blooming and provide lots of yummy nectar for the Anna Hummingbirds in my hood. But don’t cross this little one... I think they’re working for the Italian mafia. 😳 . . . . #best_birds_of_world #birds_private #birds_adorded #planetbirds #birdfreaks #nuts_about_birds #kings_birds #eye_for_earth #inspirenaturenow #sassy_birds #bns_birds #birds_illife #birds_captures #ip_birds #pocket_birds #thebirdingsquad #nature_worldwide_birds #usa_naturehippys #feather_perfection #eye_spy_birds #wildlife_in_bl #efe_nature_or_nothing #natgeowild #birdsonearth #featured_wildlife #best_birds_of_ig #exclusivewildlife #canonfavpic #ladiesthatshoot #wildlife_inspired

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@shhhhclick

You know who dislikes off leash dogs more than this Northern Harrier?!?! ME!!!! . Public Service Announcement (sorry): Please keep your dogs on leash when signs clearly state to do so. It’s the law and there are a number of reasons this is important. 1) Your dog can disturb or hurt wild animals and their habitat 2) A wild animal could hurt your dog. There were two coyotes walking around before I took this shot, and they do attack dogs. 3) YOU PISS OFF PHOTOGRAPHERS THAT ARE TRYING TO TAKE PICTURES OF WILDLIFE!!! I was slowly and quietly trying to get closer to this Harrier to take a picture of it on its beautiful perch when an off leash dog came running by and scared it. GRUMBLE. . . . . . #birds_private #birds_adorded #planetbirds #birdfreaks #nuts_about_birds #kings_birds #eye_for_earth #sassy_birds #bns_birds #birds_illife #birds_captures #ip_birds #pocket_birds #thebirdingsquad #nature_worldwide_birds #usa_naturehippys #feather_perfection #eye_spy_birds #wildlife_in_bl #efe_nature_or_nothing #ir_animals #animalfanatics #animalelite #picturestokeep_nature #nature_sultans #birdsonearth #featured_wildlife #elite_raptors #exclusivewildlife #only_raptors

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@tawhaimoss

Look familiar? @christinealison.reid is working on a drawing of one of my photos! I'm really looking forward to seeing the final version because it's looking amazing so far! You should go check out her other work too :) #birds_adorded #birds #art #birdsofinstagram #drawing #drawings

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@shhhhclick

As 2018 comes to a close, I think about all the amazing experiences I’ve had out in nature this past year. Being in the dark forest with Northern Spotted Owls is always one of my favorite places to be. I’ve spent countless hours hiking through forests tracking different owl families, and have learned so much about them over the past few years. Some of these owls feel like family to me, and I’m super protective of them. That makes me the crazy auntie I guess! 🤪 . So why don’t you see tons of NSO shots in my feed? Well, they’re a threatened species with numbers shrinking every year. And while I’ve met some very ethical and respectful wildlife photographers along the way, I’ve also met a few that are very unethical, and do not respect these sacred owls in the least bit. They ruin it for all of us that love and respect these guys so so much, and they really only care about getting the best shot that will get them lots of likes on IG or other media outlets. They troll my page and others pages to get locations and see if theirs actively with the owls. I’ve blocked these people from my account, but still rarely post because these owl’s long term survival is most important to me. . So here you go... this was a magical evening with one of the families I follow. This little love was just waking up for the evening, and very interested in a critter rustling in the grass below him. I love this stage of development with the juveniles... so much to learn about the world and so curious on how it all works! . . . . #onlyowls #ethicalowlphoto #elite_owls #best_birds_of_world #naturyst #birds_private #birds_adorded #planetbirds #birdfreaks #nuts_about_birds #kings_birds #bns_birds #birds_illife #birds_captures #pocket_birds #thebirdingsquad #nature_worldwide_birds #usa_naturehippys #feather_perfection #eye_spy_birds #earthcapture #efe_nature_or_nothing #animalfanatics #picturestokeep_nature #bbcearth #natgeowild #birdsonearth #featured_wildlife #best_birds_of_ig #canonfavpic

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@shhhhclick

Death smog from horrible wildfires got ya feeling down? Think about being at the beach with adorable Snowy Plovers snuggling in the sand all around you. It really helps lift the spirits. Truth. . This lil’ love was using a tiny little bunch of twigs as a wind break. I was secretly praying she’d come over and use me as a wind break. Maybe next time... . . . . #best_birds_of_world #birds_private #birds_adorded #planetbirds #birdfreaks #nuts_about_birds #kings_birds #eye_for_earth #sassy_birds #bns_birds #birds_illife #birds_captures #ip_birds #pocket_birds #thebirdingsquad #nature_worldwide_birds #usa_naturehippys #feather_perfection #eye_spy_birds #wildlife_in_bl #efe_nature_or_nothing #ir_animals #picturestokeep_nature #bbcearth #natgeowild #birdsonearth #featured_wildlife #best_birds_of_ig #exclusivewildlife #amazing_shots

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@shhhhclick

“Darn it, I know I left my keys somewhere around here!” - What I imagine Harriers say as they comb the grasslands looking for prey... or their lost keys... you decide. . This beautiful lady ended up catching a snake soon after I took this shot. She was farther away when it happened, so unfortunately no awesome action shot, but a good reminder to always stay on the trail. Check my story for the wayyy too far away shot of her flying off with the slithery thing. . . . . #best_birds_of_world #birds_private #birds_adorded #planetbirds #birdfreaks #nuts_about_birds #kings_birds #eye_for_earth #sassy_birds #bns_birds #birds_illife #birds_captures #ip_birds #pocket_birds #thebirdingsquad #nature_worldwide_birds #usa_naturehippys #feather_perfection #eye_spy_birds #wildlife_in_bl #efe_nature_or_nothing #ir_animals #animalfanatics #animalelite #picturestokeep_nature #elite_raptors #birdsonearth #featured_wildlife #exclusivewildlife #only_raptors at Point Reyes National Seashore

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@shhhhclick

Never mind the fact I searched Croatia’s countryside far and wide to find a Eurasian Eagle Owl. Well, really, I only had one day with a local ornithologist to search, and we were unlucky finding one. Can’t win them all as we very well know in the nature photography world! . The good news is, I was able to meet this beauty through the Hungry Owl Project right here in Marin County. I hope to find one in the wild someday, maybe during my next adventure somewhere on the Eurasian continent! . . . . #best_birds_of_world #onlyowls #birds_private #birds_adorded #planetbirds #birdfreaks #nuts_about_birds #elite_owls #eye_for_earth #sassy_birds #bns_birds #birds_illife #birds_captures #ip_birds #pocket_birds #thebirdingsquad #nature_worldwide_birds #usa_naturehippys #feather_perfection #eye_spy_birds #wildlife_in_bl #efe_nature_or_nothing #ir_animals #animalfanatics #picturestokeep_nature #ethicalowlphoto #birdsonearth #featured_wildlife #best_birds_of_ig #exclusivewildlife

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@visit_zealandia

#Repost @tawhaimoss with @get_repost ・・・ Check out this beautiful chocolate brown Pāteke (or Brown Teal - Anas chlorotis). She was chilling out under the Kākā feeder at @visit_zealandia recently. BIRD FACT: The Pāteke is probably the least secure of New Zealand’s three brown-plumaged teals on account of its vulnerability to and exposure to mammalian predators, and to ongoing deterioration of agricultural habitats in which it is forced to reside. They also regularly make poor financial decisions like investing in beanie babies during the early 2000s. #bestbirdshots #wildlife #nature #birdsofinstagram #bestnatureshot #natureshots #wild #kingbirds #newzealand #aotearoa #nz #birds #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #nzbirds #feather_perfection #birdbrilliance #birds_adorded #bird_captures #birdfacts #thebirdingsquad #ig_discover_birdlife #bns_birds #feather #feather_perfection #eye_spy_birds #perfect_birds at Zealandia Ecosanctuary

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@tawhaimoss

Check out this beautiful chocolate brown Pāteke (or Brown Teal - Anas chlorotis). She was chilling out under the Kākā feeder at @visit_zealandia recently. BIRD FACT: The Pāteke is probably the least secure of New Zealand’s three brown-plumaged teals on account of its vulnerability to and exposure to mammalian predators, and to ongoing deterioration of agricultural habitats in which it is forced to reside. They also regularly make poor financial decisions like investing in beanie babies during the early 2000s. #bestbirdshots #wildlife #nature #birdsofinstagram #bestnatureshot #natureshots #wild #kingbirds #newzealand #aotearoa #nz #birds #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #nzbirds #feather_perfection #birdbrilliance #birds_adorded #bird_captures #birdfacts #thebirdingsquad #ig_discover_birdlife #bns_birds #feather #feather_perfection #eye_spy_birds #perfect_birds at Zealandia Ecosanctuary

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@tawhaimoss

Hey hey there Heihei (or chicken). Isn't this Heihei looking fantastic? It lives on my parents farm as a free range chicken alongside many others, all of different breeds. BIRD FACT: After chickens mate they divorce. There are no changes in the roosters behaviour post-divorce but many chickens will go through a series of changes, adding new feathers to their heads, their feathers become shinier, their beaks become cleaner, and they begin to frequent bars with higher populations of young roosters and are often heard inaccurately describing their age. #bestbirdshots #wildlife #nature #birdsofinstagram #bestnatureshot #natureshots #wild #kingbirds #newzealand #aotearoa #nz #birds #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #bns_birds #feather_perfection #birdbrilliance #birds_adorded #bird_captures #birdfacts #thebirdingsquad #ig_discover_birdlife #bns_birds #feather #feather_perfection #eye_spy_birds #perfect_birds #chicken at Nelson, New Zealand

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@tawhaimoss

I really do love the Toutouwai (or North Island Robin - Petroica longipes). They are always so friendly and inquisitive. BIRD FACT: The Toutouwai are called Robins because the males steal food for their mates when they are nesting or looking after chicks. They steal worms, ripe fruit, gold coins, jewellery, and other high-value items. #bestbirdshots #wildlife #nature #birdsofinstagram #bestnatureshot #natureshots #wild #kingbirds #newzealand #aotearoa #nz #birds #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #bns_birds #feather_perfection #birdbrilliance #birds_adorded #bird_captures #birdfacts #thebirdingsquad #ig_discover_birdlife #bns_birds #feather #feather_perfection #eye_spy_birds #perfect_birds at Zealandia Ecosanctuary

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@shhhhclick

Those legs tho!!! 😍 . This female Black-winged Stilt was keeping her eye on a nearby Hoopoe that was flying around a bit too close to her nest site. She was not happy about it to say the least. I personally think the Hoopoe was just checking out her amazing legs 😂😍 . . . . . #best_birds_of_world #birds_private #birds_adorded #planetbirds #birdfreaks #nuts_about_birds #kings_birds #eye_for_earth #sassy_birds #bns_birds #birds_illife #birds_captures #ip_birds #pocket_birds #thebirdingsquad #nature_worldwide_birds #feather_perfection #eye_spy_birds #wildlife_in_bl #efe_nature_or_nothing #animalelite #picturestokeep_nature #nature_sultans #bbcearth #natgeowild #birdsonearth #featured_wildlife #best_birds_of_ig #exclusivewildlife #amazing_shots at Croatia

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@tawhaimoss

Check out this cute little Riroriro (or Grey Warbler - Gerygone igata) perching above me at @visit_zealandia. First time I've got a photo of one! BIRD FACT: The Riroriro is the only mainland native targeted by the Pīpīwharauroa (or Shining Cuckoo), which replaces one of the Riroriro's eggs with one of its own. Riroriro do not reject any of their offspring, choosing to raise the far larger Pīpīwharauroa as their own despite the Pīpīwharauroa ejecting all the Riroriro chicks from the nest. Riroriro raise this chick as their own because their grief for their own chicks is so profound that they love the only chick they can. #bestbirdshots #wildlife #nature #birdsofinstagram #bestnatureshot #natureshots #wild #kingbirds #newzealand #aotearoa #nz #birds #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #bns_birds #feather_perfection #birdbrilliance #birds_adorded #bird_captures #birdfacts #thebirdingsquad #ig_discover_birdlife #bns_birds #feather #feather_perfection #eye_spy_birds #perfect_birds

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@tawhaimoss

Think you know why the Kererū (or Wood Pigeon – Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) are so big and strong? Guess again! It isn’t because they eat so many of these lovely gold flowers… BIRD FACT: Kererū love to eat flowers and berries in large amounts. Their gluttony and greed knows no bounds, and occasionally sees them devouring Tui whole when they catch them trying to muscle in on their precious gold flowers. #bestbirdshots #wildlife #nature #birdsofinstagram #bestnatureshot #natureshots #wild #kingbirds #newzealand #aotearoa #nz #birds #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #bns_birds #feather_perfection #birdbrilliance #birds_adorded #bird_captures #birdfacts #thebirdingsquad #ig_discover_birdlife #bns_birds #feather #feather_perfection #eye_spy_birds #perfect_birds at Rimutaka Forest Park

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@tawhaimoss

Tūī(or Parson Bird - Prosthemad novaeseelandiae) love Kowhai. This one flew from tree to tree and didn't mind me getting quite close. Bird fact: Tūī love Kowhai because they have an insatiable love for gold. This has led the Tūī down a dark path with some setting up "families" and hiring "protection" (the Kereru in the back ground) to ensure they get access to the most gold possible. There are several street battles between Tūī families every year, causing enormous damage and multiple casualties. Kererū have also been known to turn on their masters and consume them whole. #bestbirdshots #wildlife #nature #birdsofinstagram #bestnatureshot #natureshots #wild #kingbirds #newzealand #aotearoa #nz #birds #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #bns_birds #feather_perfection #birdbrilliance #birds_adorded #bird_captures #birdfacts #thebirdingsquad #ig_discover_birdlife #bns_birds #feather #feather_perfection #eye_spy_birds #perfect_birds at Rimutaka Forest Park

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@tawhaimoss

On a recent trip to Whakatū (Nelson) I went for a haere (walk) with my whanau (family) and was lucky enough to be surrounded by my favourite manu (bird), the Pīwakawaka (or fantail – Rhipidura fuliginosa). Tuhinga o te manu (bird fact): Pīwakawaka are associated with death. This may be because when Māui travelled to the underworld to defeat Hine-nui-te-pō, the goddess of death, it was the laughter of the Pīwakawaka that woke Hine-nui-te-pō leading to Māui’s death. It also may be because of the constant stern look the Pīwakawaka present with their fierce eyebrows, even when attending a tangi. Leading to the belief that they are the bringers of death itself. #bestbirdshots #wildlife #nature #birdsofinstagram #bestnatureshot #natureshots #wild #kingbirds #newzealand #aotearoa #nz #birds #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #bns_birds #feather_perfection #birdbrilliance #birds_adorded #bird_captures #birdfacts #thebirdingsquad #ig_discover_birdlife #bns_birds #feather #feather_perfection #eye_spy_birds #perfect_birds at Nelson, New Zealand

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@tawhaimoss

Ah the Kereru (or Wood Pigeon – Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae). What a thiccboi. BIRD FACT: Kereru have a large amount of white feathers on the lower half of their bodies because they spend too much money on food and routinely run out of feather dye. Legend has it there is a full colour Kereru living north of Otaki, but I doubt that is true. #bestbirdshots #wildlife #nature #birdsofinstagram #bestnatureshot #natureshots #wild #kingbirds #newzealand #aotearoa #nz #birds #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #bns_birds #feather_perfection #birdbrilliance #birds_adorded #bird_captures #birdfacts #thebirdingsquad #ig_discover_birdlife #bns_birds #feather #feather_perfection #eye_spy_birds #perfect_birds at Akaroa

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@tawhaimoss

Check out this cute California Quail family (Callipepla californica). California Quail can hatch quite large broods, sometimes with as many as eight chicks at once. BIRD FACT: California Quail chicks hatched synchronously, in part because the chicks call to each other while still in the egg and partly because the adult males crack open their eggs when they are tired of the chicks “never lifting a bloody feather around the nest”. Scienticians do not completely understand this sentiment because California Quail have no feathers when they are born, and do not have any feathers until they have mined enough gold to buy some. #bestbirdshots #wildlife #nature #birdsofinstagram #bestnatureshot #natureshots #wild #kingbirds #newzealand #aotearoa #nz #birds #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #bns_birds #feather_perfection #birdbrilliance #birds_adorded #bird_captures #birdfacts #thebirdingsquad #ig_discover_birdlife #bns_birds #feather #feather_perfection #eye_spy_birds #perfect_birds #gold at Zealandia Ecosanctuary

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@tawhaimoss

This is the Tīeke (or North Island Saddleback – Philestrunus rufusater). Taken at the always wonderful Zealandia Eco Sanctuary. BIRD FACT: Tīeke are particularly vulnerable to introduced mammalian pests because they are ground foragers. This has led to the mainland populations being decimated. Intensive breeding efforts and pest eradication and control programmes have helped bring this unique bird back from the brink of extinction. That and the wildly succesful 1997 “Do it for your species” campaign run by the Department of Conservation. #bestbirdshots #wildlife #nature #birdsofinstagram #bestnatureshot #natureshots #wild #kingbirds #newzealand #aotearoa #nz #birds #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #bns_birds #feather_perfection #birdbrilliance #birds_adorded #bird_captures #birdfacts #thebirdingsquad #ig_discover_birdlife #bns_birds #feather #feather_perfection #eye_spy_birds #perfect_birds at Zealandia Ecosanctuary

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@tawhaimoss

Here we have the serene flight of the Kāruhiruhi (or Pied Shag – Phalacrocorax varius) cruising over the Waikanae Estuary shortly before sunset. BIRD FACT: Kāruhiruhi are an unusually silent bird with almost no vocalisation other than during the breeding season. Male Kāruhiruhi make a wide variety of loud repetitive calls and female Kāruhiruhi have a distinctive wheezy call because of high levels of cigar smoking within the population. #bestbirdshots #wildlife #nature #birdsofinstagram #bestnatureshot #natureshots #wild #kingbirds #newzealand #aotearoa #nz #birds #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #bns_birds #feather_perfection #birdbrilliance #birds_adorded #bird_captures #birdfacts #thebirdingsquad #ig_discover_birdlife #bns_birds #feather #feather_perfection #eye_spy_birds #perfect_birds at Waikanae Estuary

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@tawhaimoss

Check out this puffed up female Blackbird (Turdus merula). It was hanging out below a Kaka feeder at @visit_zealandia. BIRD FACT: Blackbirds are small birds generally, with a maximum length of around 21cm and a nominal scale weight of 70gr. In winter however, their scale weight can change by as much as 50gr when they begin to store helium. Changing their composition to over 50% helium is what allows most birds to fly because it makes them lighter than air. Lack of an abundant source of natural helium is one of the main reasons why so many birds in New Zealand lack the ability to fly. #bestbirdshots #wildlife #nature #birdsofinstagram #bestnatureshot #natureshots #wild #kingbirds #newzealand #aotearoa #nz #birds #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #bns_birds #feather_perfection #birdbrilliance #birds_adorded #bird_captures #birdfacts #thebirdingsquad #ig_discover_birdlife #bns_birds #feather #feather_perfection #eye_spy_birds #perfect_birds #song at Zealandia Ecosanctuary

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@tawhaimoss

Here we have a Kakīānau (or Black Swan – Cygnus atratus) leisurely swimming through the Waikanae Estuary. BIRD FACT: Kakīānau are a common sight throughout Aotearoa. They can be found in lakes, rivers, estuaries, and even in the sea. They are easy to spot because of their long necks, distinctive red bills, black feathers, and habit of loudly reading dark, moody, and often depressing slam poetry. #bestbirdshots #wildlife #nature #birdsofinstagram #bestnatureshot #natureshots #wild #kingbirds #newzealand #aotearoa #nz #birds #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #bns_birds #feather_perfection #birdbrilliance #birds_adorded #bird_captures #birdfacts #thebirdingsquad #ig_discover_birdlife #bns_birds #feather #feather_perfection #eye_spy_birds #perfect_birds at Waikanae Estuary

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@tawhaimoss

These little Pōpokatea (or Whitehead – Mohoua albicilla) followed us around Blowhard Bush and made for very obliging little models! BIRD FACT: Pōpokatea egg clutches typically have three eggs in them and the female is the sole carer of the chicks. Since 2014 a group of female Pōpokatea have been progressing a class action suit against male Pōpokatea for failing to care for their chicks. Female Pōpokatea assert that they are expected to hunt for insects, participate in flock flights, and care for their young, all without the assistance of the males who spend the majority of their time eating and lounging in trees. A judgement is expected soon with commentators predicting a significant victory for the female Pōpokatea. This would be the first verdict of this kind in the bird world. #bestbirdshots #wildlife #nature #birdsofinstagram #bestnatureshot #natureshots #wild #kingbirds #newzealand #aotearoa #nz #birds #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #bns_birds #feather_perfection #birdbrilliance #birds_adorded #bird_captures #birdfacts #thebirdingsquad #ig_discover_birdlife #bns_birds #feather #feather_perfection #eye_spy_birds #perfect_birds at Kaweka Forest Park

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@tawhaimoss

The first two photos are of a male Miromiro (or North Island Tomtit – Petroica macrocephala) taken during a trip to Blowhard Bush, a small pocket of restored native bush in the Kaweka Forest park between Napier and Taihape. The third photo was taken at the Pukaha Mt Bruce Wildlife centre. BIRD FACT: The name Petroica is a genus of Australasian Robin and Macrocephala means large head. The Miromiro acquired this name because Miromiro do not have the traditional body structure of most birds (head, neck, body, wings, legs). Instead they consist of wings and legs attached to an overly large head. Because of their strange anatomy, Miromiro need to feed extremely regularly – like Hummingbirds – because they lack a stomach to hold and process their food. Instead, they only have a small intestine to process the insects they eat. #bestbirdshots #wildlife #nature #birdsofinstagram #bestnatureshot #natureshots #wild #kingbirds #newzealand #aotearoa #nz #birds #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #bns_birds #feather_perfection #birdbrilliance #birds_adorded #bird_captures #birdfacts #thebirdingsquad #ig_discover_birdlife #bns_birds #feather #feather_perfection #eye_spy_birds #perfect_birds #tomtit at Pūkaha, National Wildlife Centre

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@tawhaimoss

Today’s final bird is the Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles). Also taken at the Waikanae Estuary (it was a productive and highly enjoyable trip). This group of four were making a lot of chattering noise, flying in a group together, landing, and chattering some more. BIRD FACT: Masked Lapwing’s are a highly secretive bird preferring to live in small isolated groups. They are best known for using their immense political nous to influence global geopolitics in their favour. Speculation abounds as to what their motives are and what objectives they are working towards. To date Masked Lapwing’s are known to have deposed four Popes, dethroned two emperors, and are thought to be behind the recent political upheaval in Australia. #bestbirdshots #wildlife #nature #birdsofinstagram #bestnatureshot #natureshots #wild #kingbirds #newzealand #aotearoa #nzbirds #nz #birds #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #bns_birds #feather_perfection #birdbrilliance #birds_adorded #bird_captures #birdfacts #thebirdingsquad #ig_discover_birdlife #bns_birds #feather #feather_perfection #eye_spy_birds #perfect_birds #australia at Waikanae Estuary

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