13 Dec 2023

Otago Uni zoologist spots rare bird

From Morning Report, 8:54 am on 13 December 2023

An Otago University zoologist has contributed to a new report after spotting an extremely rare half female, half male bird. Hamish Spencer was on holiday in Colombia in May when a wild Green Honeycreeper was pointed out to him. It has distinct half green and half blue plumage, the second spotted of this kind in more than a hundred years. He spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.