docgovtnzHappy Easter! Not your traditional easter egg for Easter Sunday, this is a takahē nest, it contains a real takahē egg and a dummy egg which logs data.
Did you know young birds often stay with their parents for up to 18 months helping to rear the next year's chick?
Photo: Jane Maxwell
- docgovtnz#Easter #eggs #nzbirds #nzwildlife #nest #takahe #conservation
- collinsmagsDo you think it is ok to take pictures of these nests and eggs is there not a risk of disturbing the nest and scaring the birds away ?
- docgovtnz@collinsmags This photo was taken when the bird was off the nest and the dummy egg was placed to record nest humidity from afar. Our staff/researchers are careful to avoid disturbing the nest.
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