Black Stilt chicks released onto the Tasman River bed in the MacKenzie Country

Juvenile kaki black-stilt
top: Juvenile kaki black-stilt

On 08/08/2016 the Dept. of Conservation released several black stilt kakī chicks that had been raised in their Twizel avery. It is the world’s rarest wading bird!

Photos below courtesy of Rachel Hufton’s FaceBook feed who was at the release



And from a good friend CragRat, more similar photos here >