You may see this squat bird hunched on your washing line or on a power line. Or maybe it’ll suddenly dive down to the ground and come back up with a lizard or bug in its large black bill. Green above and creamy-beige below, you’ll know this bird when you see it. He aha tērā? What is that?
This boisterous, medium-sized dark coloured bird chortles and squawks, cough, grunts and wheezes when it’s not singing prettily. Commonly seen feeding on flax flowers, it has an erratic whirring flight. It’s best known though for the white tufts at its throat. He aha tērā? What is that?
Note: the above link gives a full list of vaccination sites for the event, including in Ōtaki.
Note: we were recently (08 October 2021) advised by Deborah Campbell, District Coordinator, Horowhenua Neighbourhood Support that in the Waikawa Beach area 70.5% of people have already had their first shot, and 44.4% have had their second shot.
This medium sized brown bird sings from treetops and forages for snails, worms, spiders and slugs. Its speckled chest is very distinctive. Most people will be familiar with this common bird. He aha tērā? What is that?