Kupu o te wiki 15/5/17

May 15, 2017

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The kupu this week is: kotare (core-tar-rare, another one for practicing the rolling of the r’s) NZ kingfisher

The kotare is a sharp sighted bird who excels at diving. They literally dive-bomb a hole in a clay bank or rotten log to start a nest. They then perch in the hollow to dig a tunnel in which to lay their eggs. Anything that has the audacity to fly, crawl, walk or swim past their watchful eyes, could become dinner. A stunning plumage befits this regal bird.

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