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Old 22nd June 2014
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Fantail (Piwakwaka)

A NZ native bird, a little smaller than a sparrow. The tail fans to allow incredible twists and turns to catch insects in flight. In spite of taking many shots, the tail never fanned at the right time. They are very friendly, cheeky birds, but very hard to photograph in flight.
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Re: Fantail (Piwakwaka)

A great composition Don.

I'd not heard of this species so had to look it up. Cracking little bird , would love to see some pics showing its colouring and with its tail fanned out.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 24th June 2014
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Re: Fantail (Piwakwaka)

Hi Don - I am interested in your fantail too. Looks very similar to ours. The grey fantail is our most common, but there are four other types as well.
Love your shot.
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Re: Fantail (Piwakwaka)

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A great composition Don.

I'd not heard of this species so had to look it up. Cracking little bird , would love to see some pics showing its colouring and with its tail fanned out.

Thanks for sharing.
Glad you like it Peter. They do make your day brighter when you encounter them. And they will stick with you for some time.
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Hi Don - I am interested in your fantail too. Looks very similar to ours. The grey fantail is our most common, but there are four other types as well.
Love your shot.
Hi Lyn, I did not know you had them in Aus. Maybe the first ones blew across the Tasman
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