An endangered native bird has been spotted returning to its native country of New Zealand, a rare occurrence in the New Zealand bush.
A rare native bird is being tracked on its native range.
The bird is called the jagger, and is a rare bird in New Zealand.
It is known to live on its own in the dense forests of the southern New Zealand forest.
Its arrival has prompted concern over the future of the New Zealander’s species, which has lost much of its natural range in recent years.
A group of scientists led by University of Canterbury ecologist Mark Hynes have been tracking the bird’s movements, including at night, to see if they could tell whether it is a resident or a visitor.
“The most obvious sign that the jagged bird is not a resident is its lack of a normal migration route, so we’re working with the Department of Conservation and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to work out what’s the best way to get a better picture of the bird,” Dr Hynes said.
Dr Hynes says the bird is unique in its migration patterns and how it lives in New York state.
“It has only been sighted a couple of times since its reintroduction in New England, so it’s only been up here a couple months,” Dr. Hynes explained.
The birds, which can be seen in the trees of the eastern New Zealand coast, were discovered in 2014.
It was found that the birds, whose only other known location is in the South Island, are unique in that they can be found in a broad range of forests, from the rugged hillsides of the western New Zealand forests to the rocky outcroppings of the Great Barrier Reef.
It has been tracked for more than two years, and was last sighted on a remote road in the bush in March.
It is the first time this species has been seen in New Plymouth since the early 1990s, Dr Hisons said.
“They are the first to migrate in this way.
We know that they have a fairly low population, but it was probably in the 70s,” he said.
The jagged jaggers were originally introduced from New Zealand to the United States as a pest control tool.
“We think that because of the popularity of these birds in New Orleans, New Zealanders have become so used to seeing them in New Jersey, so the people have been attracted to the area.”
And we have also noticed that in New Hampshire, where New Zealand is located, the people seem to be very attached to the jags,” Dr Wysocki said.
But Dr Hynson said they may be an exception.”
A few of them may have been introduced from a place where they would be a nuisance to New Plymouth residents,” he explained.”
But we don’t know what happens if they become established in New New York, so they are not a permanent resident.
“The New Zealand Department of Environment and Conservation (DOC) is working with a number of groups including the New England Wildlife Trust, to determine if they are likely to be able to provide support and advice for the species in New South Wales.