Meet the Residents: Kōtare – Kingfisher

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Kōtare, the kingfisher is a regular visitor to our garden. It gets very grumpy in breeding season and it’s strident calls often precede dive bombing. Back in the days when we had cats, they would flee from a kingfisher in full scold. It’s an intimidating noise, more like the call of a bird of prey and quite different to the usual ‘rain, rain, rain’ call.

Find out more here;
https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-animals/birds/birds-a-z/kingfisher-kotare/

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