Black stilt (1415/2458)

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Black stilts are critically endangered (droping to just 23 birds in 1981) and are now the focus of intensive conservation efforts, including captive rearing and release, and predator control. This bird wears coloured leg bands so it can be identified from a distance.

Common names
black stilt, kaki
Lake McGregor, Mackenzie, New Zealand
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