Wrybills

1 March 2018

In the November survey we counted 71 wrybill on the Dart River.

The wrybill is unique in the world for its beak with the twist to the right, used for getting invertebrates from under rocks in the braided rivers. It is a seasonal visitor to the Rees and Dart rivers, flying in from coastal areas mostly in the North Island to breed between October and January.
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