12. september 2019

Hallhani, Anser anser

Uus-Meremaal kutsutakse hallhanesid metshanedeks, sest kõigi nende esivanemate hulgas on vähemalt üks lind, kes on kellegi õue pealt plehku pannud ja otsustanud hakata iseseisvaks (ehk metsistunud). Loodusliku migratsiooni (nt Aasiast) sinna saartele toimunud pole. Samas täna on metshaned siiski metsikud linnud, kes saavad ilma inimeseta kenasti hakkama. See ei välista muidugi seda, et parvedega liitub värskeid tulijaid taluhoovidelt. Foto on tehtud Hamurana allikate kaitsealal, Uus-Meremaal.
Greylag geese are known in New Zealand as Feral Geese as at least one of the ancestors of each bird was a domesticated goose. There has been no natural immigration (for example from Asia) to these islands. But today these geese are wild birds that can survive quite well without human interference which of course does not rule out the possibility that there are some fresh newcomers to the flocks from the farmyards. The photo was taken in Hamurana Springs Reserve, Aotearoa, New Zealand.

9. september 2019

Sinikael-part, Anas platyrhynchos

Sinikael-part üleminekusulestikus Pärnumaa rannaniidul.
Mallard in a transitional plumage in Pärnumaa, Estonia.

4. september 2019

Kääbuspingviin, Eudyptula minor

Kääbuspingviin on maailma väikseim pingviin ning leidub neid ligi 35 sentimeetri pikkuseid tiivulisi Austraalias ja Uus-Meremaal. Enamuse päevast veedavad nad merel, kuid pärast päikese loojumist tullakse ikkagi maismaale puhkama. Vastupidiselt kaks korda suuremale erakpingviinile, ei tee need juntsud inimesest üldse välja ning kui kahejalgne liiga närvidele hakkab käima, tullakse seda ka häälekalt ütlema. Maoori keeles on linnu nimi kororā ning foto sai tehtud Otago poolsaarel, Uus-Meremaa Lõunasaarel.
Blue penguin (as it's known in New Zealand) or little penguin is the world's smallest penguin and you can find these 35 cm avians in Australia and New Zealand. They spend most of the day at sea but after the sunset the penguins will come to land to rest. On the contrary to at least twice as big yellow-eyed penguins, these tiny birds do not care about the presence of humans and if the two-footed giants start getting on their nerves, they are not afraid to show it. In maori blue penguin is called kororā and this photo was taken on Otago peninsula, New Zealand South Island.