Wrybill - Ngutu pare - Kathy Reid

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Wrybill feeding at Lake Ellesmere, Canterbury

The Wrybill is the only species of bird in the world with a beak that is bent sideways, always curved to the right. It uses it to reach under flat river stones for water insects and larvae.

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