A bird in the hand

Ash Muralidhar and volunteer Jenny Kerrisk hand-feed meal worms to North Island robins (toutouwai) at Rotokare Sanctuary, 35 kilometres south-east of the mounga.

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

The sanctuary, which once relied on birds being introduced, is so successful that it has begun exporting birds to other conservation projects around the North Island. ‘Training’ the robins in this way makes them easier to capture for translocation, perhaps even to Mt Egmont National Park.

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