Taylor Swift appeases angry conservationists with bird selfie

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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.

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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DETROIT, MI - MAY 30: Musician Taylor Swift (L) and model Gigi Hadid perform on stage during the 1989 World Tour Live at Ford Field on May 30, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Larry Busacca/LP5/Getty Images for TAS)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez perform onstage during the 'Speak Now World Tour' at Madison Square Garden on November 22, 2011 in New York City. Taylor Swift wrapped up the North American leg of her SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR with two sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden this week. In 2011, the tour played to capacity crowds in stadiums and arenas over 98 shows in 17 countries spanning three continents, and will continue in 2012 with shows Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - MAY 30: (L-R) Model Martha Hunt, musician Taylor Swift, and model Gigi Hadid perform on stage during the 1989 World Tour Live at Ford Field on May 30, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Larry Busacca/LP5/Getty Images for TAS)
NEW YORK - MAY 29: Taylor Swift, Gigi Hadid, and Martha Hunt seen May 29, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Taylor Swift, Martha Hunt and Karlie Kloss attend the after party for the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show at Earls Court on December 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: Model Martha Hunt (L) and recording artist Taylor Swift introduce a performance by Van Halen during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Taylor Swift performs as model Karlie Kloss walks the runway during the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre on December 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Actress Selena Gomez, singer Taylor Swift and model Karlie Kloss attend the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress/director Lena Dunham (L) and singer/songwriter Taylor Swift attend HBO's Official Golden Globe Awards After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Taylor Swift (L) and Nicki Minaj perform onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards held at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 30: (Exclusive Coverage) Martha Hunt, Lily Aldridge, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Hailee Steinfeld and Serayah McNeill attend the Republic Records VMA after party at Ysabel on August 30, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: (L-R) Model Gigi Hadid, model Martha Hunt, actress Hailee Steinfeld, actress Cara Delevingne, actress/singer Selena Gomez, recording artist Taylor Swift, actress Serayah, actress Mariska Hargitay, model Lily Aldridge and model Karlie Kloss attend the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian West attend the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MTV1415/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: (L-R) Recording artist Taylor Swift, models Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss and Lily Aldridge attend the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 22: Singer-songwriters Taylor Swift (L) and Mary J. Blige perform onstage during Taylor Swift The 1989 World Tour Live In Los Angeles at Staples Center on August 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for TAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 22: (L-R) Actor Matt Leblanc, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, comedian Chris Rock and actor Sean O'Pry perform onstage during Taylor Swift The 1989 World Tour Live In Los Angeles at Staples Center on August 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for TAS)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 19: Taylor Swift performs with Andreja Pejic and Lily Donaldson during The 1989 Tour at Soldier Field on July 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/LP5/Getty Images for TAS)
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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.

Making friends on Hamilton Island

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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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