23 May 2015

Birds: wrybill

From This Way Up, 1:30 pm on 23 May 2015
Wrybill sitting on eggs

Wrybill sitting on eggs Photo: John Hill (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Hugh Robertson and Simon go to an estuary to find the wrybill; ngutuparore or anarhynchus frontalis.

It's the only bird in the world whose beak has a sideways kink in it, evolved to help them peck around under stones on riverbeds!