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Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 5th March 2024. Part 2 of 2.   Explains difference between endemic, native, introduced and vagrant birds. Endemic bird population is reducing because of loss of habitat caused by humans. Efforts are being made to develop reserves and eliminate predators. Tuis have adapted to urban environment because of planting of nectar trees. Tuis move out of town to bush areas such as Turitea Valley and lower Ruahines at night. He talks about migratory birds. Manawatu Estuary a world heritage site.  Photography useful to help with identification. New Zealand considered seabird capital of the world. Blue duck (Whio) is rare (endemic) and found nowhere else in the world   


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March 5, 2024


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