Story: Tītī − muttonbirding

Plucking a chick

Plucking a chick

A muttonbirder prepares to hand-pluck a tītī chick. Strong hands and patience are needed for this job.

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Photograph by Phil Lyver

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Philip Lyver, Jamie Newman and the Rakiura Tītī Islands Administering Body, 'Tītī − muttonbirding - Processing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/9368/plucking-a-chick (accessed 2 June 2020)

Story by Philip Lyver, Jamie Newman and the Rakiura Tītī Islands Administering Body, published 12 Jun 2006