This weeks bird for WBW is wild, but not native where I found it.
This is a family of Brown Quail (Coturnix ypsilophora
) on top of the highest point of Rangitoto Island is a volcanic island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland, New Zealand.
I was rather pleased to find these birds as this was one of the hottest walks I have done in a very long time - at time I thought I was going to melt out of the bottom of my shoes.
These birds are not native to New Zealand, they have been introduced from Australia. I would suspect that apple cores are not the natural food - but who can tell.
This family of birds was taking shelter from the sun under some rather dense bushes - so in the end I'm pleased with these pictures.
By the time this post goes live I will be in the middle of an adventure, so I'm not sure what my connectivity will be like - so, please be patient!
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