Yellowhammer near Cathedral Cove, New Zealand

As mentioned in my previous post, I’m not in Sydney today. I’m travelling in New Zealand, and spotted a couple of pretty little Yellowhammers at the Cathedral Cove carpark. The Yellowhammer is not a native New Zealand bird. It was introduced into New Zealand from Britain in the late 1800s.


Common name: Yellowhammer

Scientific name: Emberiza citrinella

Approximate length: 16 cm

Date spotted: 7 December 2016

Season: Summer

Location: Cathedral Cove car park, Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve, North Island, New Zealand

Latitude/longitude: 36°49’59.0″S 175°48’00.7″E


About Sarah Maddox

Technical writer, author and blogger in Sydney

Posted on 2016/12/09, in Birds and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Pretty bird and interesting facts!

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