Story: Introduced land birds

Young skylark

Young skylark

This juvenile skylark tries to stay hidden among stones on the shores of Lake Tekapo. Young birds usually leave the nest at 9–10 days, but it is not until about 20 days old that they are capable of flying.

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Photograph by Rod Morris

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Christina Troup, 'Introduced land birds - Skylarks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015