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Grey bird of happiness

Uttterly fearless too! Meet¬†Petroica longipesNew Zealand’s North Island robin.


For this bird, my beloved and I presented as no threat whatsoever.

This practical opportunist saw us simply as potential uncoverers/ disturbers of prey, lurking in the leaf litter beside Lake Rotopounamu in Tongariro National Park.

The rainforest-fringed Lake Rotopounamu will be subject of a more substantial post in April.

So will the volcanoes!

Photo is copyright Doug Spencer.

Published in nature and travel New Zealand photographs


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