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Zealandia Saddleback Nest on Mainland!

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by zooboy28, 26 Oct 2014.

  1. zooboy28

    zooboy28 Moderator Staff Member

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    A saddleback (endangered endemic bird) nest has been found on the New Zealand mainland for the first time in over 100 years (excluding within fenced sanctuaries), in the capital city, Wellington. These birds are likely from Zealandia, a mainland sanctuary that is open to the paying public and displays a range of native wildlife. This is one of several success stories from the park, which has seen the return of several native bird species to the city.

    Full story & photos here: Saddleback find a 100-year record - environment | Stuff.co.nz