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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

MALE YELLOWHAMMER, ASHLEY-RAKAHURI RIVER ESTUARY, NORTH CANTERBURY, SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND

   We can ID this bird as a male Yellowhammer by its bright yellow head; dark streaks on crown; two dark smudges on the face, one behind the eye and the other below the eye near the neck and a short conical bill..
   The Yellowhammer is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 750.