Habitat requirements of wetland birds in the Ahuriri River Catchment, New Zealand
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Habitat requirements of wetland birds in the Ahuriri River Catchment, New Zealand by C. J. R. Robertson

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Published by New Zealand Wildlife Service, Dept. of Internal Affairs in Wellington, N.Z .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • New Zealand,
  • Ahuriri River Watershed.

Subjects:

  • Water birds -- Habitat -- New Zealand -- Ahuriri River Watershed.,
  • Wildlife habitat improvement -- New Zealand -- Ahuriri River Watershed.,
  • Wetlands -- New Zealand -- Ahuriri River Watershed.,
  • Birds -- Habitat -- New Zealand -- Ahuriri River Watershed.,
  • Wetland ecology -- New Zealand -- Ahuriri River Watershed.

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Edition Notes

StatementC.J.R. Robertson, C.F.J. O"Donnell, F.B. Overmars.
SeriesOccasional publication / New Zealand Wildlife Service, Department of Internal Affairs,, no. 3, Occasional publication (New Zealand. Wildlife Service) ;, no. 3.
ContributionsO"Donnell, C. F. J., Overmars, F. B.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQL693.5 .R63 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination455 p. :
Number of Pages455
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3276839M
LC Control Number83200209

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Habitat requirements of wetland birds in the Ahuriri River catchment, New Zealand. Occasional Publication No. 3. (New Zealand Wildlife Service, Department of Internal Affairs: Wellington.) Sanders, M. D., and Maloney, R. F. (). Causes of mortality at nests of ground-nesting birds in the Upper Waitaki Basin, South Island, New Zealand: a 5 Cited by: meandering. The total catchment of the Ahuriri River is km2 with a mean flow of m3sec(ECAN, ).. Figure 1. Braided Rivers of the South Island of New Zealand (DoC, ). There are at least 26 bird species which utilise braided rivers throughout New Zealand for nesting and feeding during the spring and summer months (DoC, ). In the. 4. The Ahuriri Estuary supports 29 species of fish and contains a hectare wildlife sanctuary which provides an important feeding and resting area for over 70 species of water birds, some of which are critically endangered. It is a significant wetland along the east coast of New Zealand . Habitat requirements of wetland birds in the Ahuriri river catchment, New Zealand. NZ Wildlife Service Occasional publication No. 3, Wellington. Technical audit of the black stilt (kaki) recovery.

S.P. Habitat requirements of wetland birds in the lower Waitaki River catchment, New Zealand. NZ Wildlife Service Occasional Publication No. 6. Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington. TUNNICLIFFE, G.A. The avifauna of the Lake Ellesmere area. Mauri Ora 1. Habitat requirements of wetland birds in the Ahuriri River catchment, New Zealand. Technical Report C.C.; MOYNAHIN, K.T. Habitat requirements of wetland birds . In New Zealand they support the greatest concentration of wildlife out of any other habitat. Threats to wetlands. Human activity provides most threats to New Zealand's remaining wetlands. Threats include: sand and gravel extraction causes changes in water levels, damages existing vegetation and provides access for weeds; reclamation of lake and. The abundance of wetland birds is often correlated with the availability of their aquatic invertebrate prey (Goss‐Custard ; Murkin, Restoration of Braided Gravel-Bed River Habitat in New Zealand’s High Country, Environmental Management, /s, 37, 6.

About 30% of New Zealand’s birds are wetland species – but many are under threat because of their dwindling habitat. Wetland birds include the whio (blue duck), adapted to wild mountain streams; the shy New Zealand dabchick, which builds a floating nest and swims with its chicks on its back; and the red-billed pūkeko, a common sight in swampy areas. New Zealand birdwatching directory, listing New Zealand birding sites, a map showing general location of listed birding sites, access to field guides and extensive information about New Zealand's birds. Habitat requirements of wetland birds in the lower Waitaki River catchment, New Zealand. Occasional Publication 6. Wellington, New Zealand Wildlife Service, Depart-ment of Internal Affairs. p. Atlas of bird distribution in New Zealand The Waitaki River marks the southern limit of Canterbury mudfish records in New Zealand. Four or five species of threatened native birds are known to occur at any one time on the Waitaki River mainstem, Lake Benmore, Ahuriri River, and the glacial lakes and their major tributary inflows, outflows and deltas (O'Donnell, ).