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Wrybills (Anarhynchus frontalis) at the Manawatu River Estuary, North Island, New Zealand

TitleWrybills (Anarhynchus frontalis) at the Manawatu River Estuary, North Island, New Zealand
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsArmitage, I
JournalNotornis
Volume54
Issue4
Pagination118-119
Type of Articleshort note
Abstract

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The ‘sandspit’ on the True Right bank of the Manawatu River, in Foxton Beach Village, (175°14’E 40°30’S) is a significant roosting site for migratory and resident waders, gulls, terns, pied stilts (Himantopus himantopus), royal spoonbills (Platalea regia), shags, ducks, and other birds. The ‘sandspit’ is 2-5 ha, depending on the state of the tide, c.1 km from the Tasman Sea, It is surrounded on 3 sides by the main course of the river and by tidal flats, and as well as this natural isolation, it is protected as a “bird sanctuary” by local bye-laws.

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