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Gray Gerygone -- Gerygone igata

William V Ward
17 Sep 1968 at 10:30

    Geography
  • New Zealand
    Locality
  • Westland; 1mi Up Waitangiroto R; 7mi N Okarito
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -43.15   170.25
    Elevation
  • 5 meters
    Habitats
  • River
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  • Mono
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  • MAGNEMITE 610E
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  • Altec 688A
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  • Parabola 101.6cm/25.4cm (40in/10in)
    Equipment Note

Colony in trees on riverbank. Harsh "quork" calls and wingbeats as birds come in to their nest platforms. Some bill clicks can be heard.

The birds were sitting in trees squabbling over nest sites. Birds are rebuilding old nests and are much quieter than in January when they have young; vocalizations are also different.

This is the only known colony in NZ and has remained about the same size since its discovery in 1865. The colony is about 100 feet long. Other species nesting in the colony are White-fronted Shags and Royal Spoonbills.

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