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Sunday, December 17, 2017

TOMTIT, ULVA ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 11/9/2017

   We can ID the bird in the first photo as a male of the South Island Tomtit subspecies of the Tomtit by its small size, location on Ulva Island, all-black head and neck, black upperparts with a white bar on each wing, yellowish underparts, black bill and black legs with orange-brown feet.  The female South Island Tomtit is in the next three photos.
   The Tomtit is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 763.