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Royal Spoonbill -- Platalea regia More
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William V Ward
New Zealand National Film Unit
17 Sep 1968 at 10:30

    Geography
  • New Zealand
    Locality
  • 11.3 km N of Okarito; Westland
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -43.15   170.25
    Elevation
  • 5 meters
    Habitats
  • River
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • MAGNEMITE 610E
    Microphones
  • Altec 688A
    Accessories
  • Parabola 101.6cm/25.4cm (40in/10in)
    Equipment Note

About one mile up the Waitangiroto River. Faint cat-like calls can be heard at the beginning, then wingbeats. Birds flew onto the branch of a tall Kahikatea tree where they were recorded. They nest in a colony with about 25 White Herons (Egretta alba). Colony occupies 100 feet along the river, among kowhai, mahoe and tree ferns.

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