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Shining Cuckoo, Pipiwharauroa (Chalcites lucidus)
Photo By Gill Russell, Bay of Islands, New Z

Shining Cuckoo, Pipiwharauroa (Chalcites lucidus)

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‘He wharauroa ngä karere ö mäuru’
‘The shining cockoo is the messenger of the northwest wind’
It is thought that Maori may have found their way to New Zealand by watching the direction of migratory birds.

One of only two species which migrate to and from New Zealand.

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