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Black Stilt  (1983)

Wildscreen Film Entry, 1984

Time is running out for the Black stilt (Himantopus novaezelandiae)  - New Zealands rarest wading bird. These birds are superbly suited to living high up in the Mackenzie country but predators and competitors are ensuring that their days are numbered. This documentary looks at what happens each year at nesting time when the stilts are beseiged by unwantd guests.

Film credits

Camera: Paul Donovan
Camera: Mike Lemmon
Camera: Swami Hansa
Director: Rod Morris
Editor: David Watts
Music: Terry Gray
Narrator: Donald Hope Evans
Producer: Rod Morris
Production Organisation: Television New Zealand - Natural History Unit (TVNZ)
Script: Hal Smith
Sound: Merv Aitcheson
Wildscreen Film Entry, 1984
Wildscreen Film Entry, 1984