Bird man!

Would you scramble into a ‘horrible hole’ to count bird chicks? How about counting the regurgitated remains of a meal? It’s all in a day’s work for Alan Tennyson, a Te Papa scientist studying broad-billed prions (pararā).

Can you mimic a bird as well as Alan can mimic a prion? We dare you to try!

We wish to thank the Department of Conservation, Hokonui Rūnaka, Te Rūnanga o Awarua, Te Rūnanga o Ōraka-Aparima, and Waihōpai Rūnaka.

Filmed in November 2013, as part of Expedition Snares Islands: Science Live @ Te Papa
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