FEATHERY FRIDAY # 59

FEATHERY FRIDAY #59

We’re jumping on a plane and heading to New Zealand to meet a one of kind bird on this fine Feathery Friday! Are you ready for an adventure down under?

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MEET THE WRYBILL!

wrybill   Range/Habitat: New Zealand/rivers-estuaries

   Diet: Carnivore: insects, insect larva

   Length/Weight: 7.9-8.3”/ 1.5-2.5 oz

   Conservation Status: vulnerable

 

 

Fun Facts:

  • Wrybills have grey and white feathers.
  • They have long black bills.
  • Wrybills are curved to the right and sideways. They are the only birds in the world with this type of beak.
  • They perform aerial ballets during mating and migration.
  • Wrybills are a wading bird.

These funny little birds are so neat! You must get up close to see their unusual sideway bent beaks! We sure do love meeting such amazing birds!

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Categories: adventure, Animals, birds, Children, conservation, education, Environment, nature, rivers, science, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “FEATHERY FRIDAY # 59

  1. I love that curvy beak little guy!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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