Taylor Swift appeases angry conservationists with bird selfie

Taylor Swift May Have Bad Blood With New Zealand!
Taylor Swift May Have Bad Blood With New Zealand!


After drawing the ire of conservationists by filming her music video on land inhabited by New Zealand's rare dotterel bird, Taylor Swift has begun the appeasement process.

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On Nov. 27, Swift was called out for reportedly endangering the NZ dotterel. The production company working on the video eventually released a statement assuring the public that the shoot took place far from the birds' breeding ground, and that no dotterel were harmed in the making of the clip.

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Since then, Tay has been laying low, performing to tens of thousands of people and vaycaying with the Swift clan. Until now.

By sharing a selfie with a totally non-endangered, not-at-risk sulphur crested cockatoo on Hamilton Island, Taylor is taking step toward proving to the haters that she too can be safe and responsible when interacting with wildlife.

Mashable awaits the announcement of Taylor's wildlife sanctuary and her next tour guest, the unidentified rare bird.

Swift is currently staying on Hamilton Island for an exclusive concert hosted by Nova Network. Many people believe the singer may also be hosting her annual birthday party on the island — Swift turns 26 on Dec. 13 — although Swift denied these rumours in an Instagram post shared earlier today (Dec. 2).

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