In New Zealand and Australia populations have expanded due to the creation of new artificial lakes and ponds. Birds are often seen singly, or in groups of two to three, foraging for food beside motorways or roadside ditches, and collecting grit. A study showed that the preferred grit colour is red (followed by yellow and lastly blue) even though red grit is less common. Roadkill is a cause of mortality.
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Hello, gorgeous colors on this Swamphen. Lovely photo, Nick! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!ReplyDelete
Such wonderful blue tones, I would like to search for lost feathers...ReplyDelete
What a wonderful looking bird, I love the colourReplyDelete
Thank you for linking up
They are gorgeous creatures and there are some that live down my road. Unfortunately, they have become a bit of a pest over here in New Zealand.ReplyDelete