Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Fantail

Fantail NZ

Ready for flight
For food, fear or love
But first a song


Known for its friendly ‘cheet cheet’ call and energetic flying antics, the aptly named fantail is one of the most common and widely distributed native birds on the New Zealand mainland.

It is easily recognized by its long tail, which opens to a fan. It has a small head and bill and has two colour forms, pied and melanistic or black. The pied birds are grey-brown with white and black bands. ~ Bernard

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