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Taken 4-Jul-06
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Keywords:new zealand, wildlife, bird, endangered, stilt, black stilt, kaki, conseervation, threatened
Photo Info

Dimensions3504 x 2336
Original file size6.1 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken4-Jul-06 17:30
Date modified17-Oct-11 09:40
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 20D
Focal length400 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.6
Exposure1/100 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Black Stilt 3

Black Stilt 3

The Black Stilt (Himantopus novaezelandiae),or Kakī (Māori), is one of the world’s rarest and most endangered birds. Once widespread and common in many parts of New Zealand, Kakï are now essentially restricted to the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island. Adult Kakï look quite distinctive with their completely black plumage, long red legs and fine black bill. Young Kakï are sometimes confused with pied stilts, as they do not attain their fully black plumage until 15–18 months of age. Kakï live in braided rivers and associated wetland habitats, feeding mainly on aquatic invertebrates, small fish and molluscs.