Taken 2-Feb-13
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Keywords:New Zealand, wildlife, native, fauna, southland, awarua, lagoon, wetland, reserve, fernbird, bowdleria, matata, punctata
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Dimensions4851 x 2425
Original file size5.37 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken2-Feb-13 10:08
Date modified5-Feb-13 16:32
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D Mark IV
Focal length400 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/640 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Fernbird 22

Fernbird 22

The Fernbird (Bowdleria punctata), or Mātātā (Maori), is an insectivorous bird endemic to New Zealand. They are secretive birds that live in dense rush-like or scrubby vegetation at the edges of pakihi or swamp, grasslands or in regenerating forest. The Fernbird is a reluctant flier, travelling mainly on foot or in occasional short flights of less than 15 metres and often 'thread' their way through tightly interlocking vegetation.