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What

Blackbird Turdus merula

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 24, 2014 10:01 AM NZDT

Description

This is the first juvenile blackbird I've seen dead on the road this season.

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What

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 23, 2014 10:12 AM NZDT

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Song Thrush Turdus philomelos

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 23, 2014 10:20 AM NZDT

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Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 24, 2014 10:26 AM NZDT

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What

Blackbird Turdus merula

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 14, 2014 10:41 AM NZDT

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What

Pukeko Porphyrio melanotus

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 14, 2014 02:23 PM NZDT

Description

Yet another pukeko killed along Christchurch's Sparks Road.

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What

Black-backed gull Larus dominicanus ssp. dominicanus

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 12, 2014 02:29 PM NZDT

Description

This black-backed gull was lying dead, intact, in the field about 15 m from Curletts Road. I expect it was hit by a car and managed to get this far before collapsing.

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Song Thrush Turdus philomelos

Observer

m_jon

Date

September 26, 2014 07:14 PM NZST

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What

Pukeko Porphyrio melanotus

Observer

m_jon

Date

September 26, 2014 07:26 PM NZST

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What

Blackbird Turdus merula

Observer

m_jon

Date

September 24, 2014 07:27 PM NZST

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What

Grey warbler (Gerygone igata) Gerygone igata

Observer

m_jon

Date

September 22, 2014 05:25 PM NZST

Description

One bird, well squashed.

Any ideas? The black and white feathers have got me puzzled. Grey warbler?

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What

Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

m_jon

Date

September 19, 2014 06:53 PM NZST

Description

I think this is a female and that's its pouch in the second photo.

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What

Pukeko Porphyrio melanotus

Observer

m_jon

Date

September 19, 2014 06:29 PM NZST

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What

Pukeko Porphyrio melanotus

Observer

m_jon

Date

September 16, 2014 06:27 PM NZST

Description

This is one of a pair of birds that's been hanging out these past few weeks at the corner of McDrurys and Leadleys Roads. The other bird kept within a few metres of its dead family member while I took this photograph. It seemed unsure about what to do.

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What

Pukeko Porphyrio melanotus

Observer

m_jon

Date

September 16, 2014 10:13 AM NZST

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What

Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs

Observer

m_jon

Date

September 11, 2014 10:25 AM NZST

Description

A female chaffinch, killed this morning alongside its mate, by a car.

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What

Mallard Duck Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

m_jon

Date

September 9, 2014 09:39 AM NZST

Description

Christchurch City has restored a wetland either side of the 80 km/hr stretch of Sparks Road, without any roadside barriers. Quite predictably, and regrettably, it has become a duck killing machine.

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What

Mallard Duck Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

m_jon

Date

September 9, 2014 09:59 AM NZST

Description

A young duck, dead on the road. Its speculum was blue.

Photos / Sounds

What

Mallard Duck Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

m_jon

Date

September 9, 2014 10:13 AM NZST

Description

A dead duckling on McDrurys Road.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

m_jon

Date

September 9, 2014 09:40 AM NZST

Description

The remains of a bird squashed on the roadside by a wetland.

There are usually ducks killed here but I'm unsure if this is really a duck. The feathers are very "spotty".

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What

Fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa

Observer

m_jon

Date

September 3, 2014 05:49 PM NZST

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What

Bellbird Anthornis melanura

Observer

m_jon

Date

September 3, 2014 10:27 AM NZST

Description

A female bellbird, dead on the roadside.

This is the first dead bellbird I've seen in 12 years of monitoring road kill between Christchurch and Lincoln. That's not unexpected as they're rare birds in this landscape. It was sad to finally break my long run of no bellbirds killed.

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What

House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Observer

m_jon

Date

August 28, 2014 05:57 PM NZST

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Song Thrush Turdus philomelos

Observer

m_jon

Date

August 27, 2014 09:57 AM NZST

Description

One of a pair of thrushes killed at this spot along Leadleys Road this week.

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What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

m_jon

Date

August 19, 2014 12:07 PM NZST

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What

Blackbird Turdus merula

Observer

m_jon

Date

August 18, 2014 09:33 AM NZST

Description

Adult male dead by Gerald Street.

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What

Australasian harrier hawk Circus approximans

Observer

m_jon

Date

June 16, 2014 04:50 PM NZST

Description

The pen for scale is 144 mm long.

From the dark wing colouration, I suspect that it's a young bird.

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What

Weasel Mustela nivalis

Observer

m_jon

Date

May 21, 2014 10:47 AM NZST

Description

A dead weasel on the road by #6a Edward Street.

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What

Redpoll Acanthis flammea

Observer

m_jon

Date

February 18, 2014 09:22 AM NZDT

Description

A dead redpoll on the side of the road.

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What

House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Observer

m_jon

Date

May 7, 2014 10:02 AM NZST

Description

Road kill along Springs Road.

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Thank you for taking the time to enter a roadkill observation for this Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation and Road Ecology Center, Wildlife Observation Network joint project. With this data, we hope to provide a safer environment for wildlife in relationship with roadways.

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6271-mini gregg created this project on May 02, 2012
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