Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Wrybill - Photographic Library - Version 1

Wrybill (Anarhynchus Frontalis) This unique wader with it’s laterally asymmetrical bill is an endemic species to New Zealand where it nests only on the braided rivers of the south island. Big flocks of Wrybill can be seen during the summer months on the estuaries of the north island. Up to 40% of the total population of this species can be seen on the Firth of Thames inter-tidal mudflats especially in the bay and off shore mudflats in and around Miranda.

What Wrybill lacks in colouration and migrations from the arctic breeding Waders it more than makes up for in subtleness, uniqueness and pure character.