Every Friday Nicola chats to Jesse Mulligan from Radio New Zealand about the not-so-cuddly critters that need our attention.
Image: Andrew Walmsley ©
13 October 2017
The wrybill/ngutu pare is the only bird in the world with a laterally-curved bill!
It breeds on large braided rivers in central south island, preferring large dynamic rivers that will not become overgrown with weeds.
After breeding, almost the entire population migrates north to winter in the harbours of the northern North Island, notably the Firth of Thames and Manukau Harbour.
Wrybill on Critter of the Week.