28 Apr 2014


From Birds

Kaka Thomas Sobek CC BY“Often in the bright sunshine, scores may be observed, with loud screams and chatter, flying and circling about, and, high above the outskirts of the bush, apparently bent on enjoying some short excursion; now and then an individual more hilarious than his fellows, after a somewhat slow and laboured ascent, will suddenly dart downwards, perpendicularly, with almost closed wings; this feat is doubtless performed to an appreciative and admiring circle, if one may judge from the clamour of the company." - Oliver, W.R.B., New Zealand Birds, 1955. Source: NZ Birds

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Photo by Tomas Sobek (CC BY 2.0)

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