Story: Wetland birds

Wetland in pre-human times

This artist’s reconstruction of Pāuatahanui Inlet, north of Wellington, shows the diversity of wetland species present before humans reached New Zealand.

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Canterbury University Press
Reference: Kerry-Jayne Wilson, Flight of the huia: ecology and conservation of New Zealand’s frogs, reptiles, birds and mammals. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press, 2004, plate 3
Artwork by Pauline Morse

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Christina Troup, 'Wetland birds - Wetlands and their birds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/14331/wetland-in-pre-human-times (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015