Blue-tailed Bee-eater
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    Name

    Species

    Comment

         

    New Zealand Grebe (Dabchick)

    Poliocephalus rufopectus

    LT

    Yellow-eyed Penguin

    Megadyptes antipodes

    TH

    Little (Blue) Penguin

    Eudyptula minor

    CS, UI

    Wandering Albatross

    Diomedea exulans

    K

    Northern Royal Albatross

    Diomedea sanfordi

    CS, K, TH

    Shy Albatross (Mollymawk)

    Thalassarche cauta

    CS, K

    Buller's Albatross (Mollymawk)

    Thalassarche bulleri

    CS

    Northern Giant Petrel

    Macronectes halli

    CS, K

    Cape Pigeon (Pintado Petrel)

    Daption capense

    K

    Westland Petrel

    Procellaria westlandica

    K

    Flesh-footed Shearwater

    Puffinus carneipes

    CS

    Sooty Shearwater

    Puffinus griseus

    CS, K, B, TH

    Fluttering Shearwater

    Puffinus gavia

    CS, K

    Hutton's Shearwater

    Puffinus huttoni

    CS, K

    Common Diving-petrel

    Pelecanoides urinatrix

    CS

    Australasian Gannet

    Morus serrator

    MB, W, N, K, SI

    Little Pied Cormorant (Shag)

    Phalacrocorax melanoleucos brevirostris

    W, MI, LT, LB, PI, TH

    Pied Cormorant (Shag)

    Phalacrocorax varius

    Common in all suitable habitats

    Little Black Cormorant (Shag)

    Phalacrocorax sulcirostris

    W, LT

    Great Cormorant (Black Shag)

    Phalacrocorax carbo novaehollandiae

    Common in all suitable habitats

    Bronze (Stewart Island) Shag

    Phalacrocorax chalconotus

    SI, UI, TH

    Spotted Shag

    Phalacrocorax punctatus

    CS, K, B, PI, TH

    White-faced Heron

    Egretta novaehollandiae

    Common in all suitable habitats

    Pacific Reef Egret

    Egretta sacra

    K, SI

    Great Egret (White Heron)

    Egretta alba modesta

    G

    Royal Spoonbill

    Platalea regia

    PI, TH

    Black Swan

    Cygnus atratus

    Common in all suitable habitats

    Feral Goose

    Anser anser

    LT, TH

    Canada Goose

    Branta canadensis

    LH, K, HP, TA

    Paradise Shelduck

    Tadorna variegata

    Common in all suitable habitats

    Blue Duck

    Hymenolaimus malacorhynchus

    T

    Grey Teal

    Anas gracilis

    N, K

    Mallard

    Anas platyrhynchos

    Common in all suitable habitats

    Grey (Pacific Black) Duck

    Anas superciliosa

    W, G, LB, F

    Australian Shoveler

    Anas rhynchotis variegata

    LT, N, K, LB

    New Zealand Scaup

    Aythya novaeseelandiae

    MI, LT, K, HP, LB

    Swamp Harrier

    Circus approximans

    Common in all suitable habitats

    Common Pheasant

    Phasianus colchicus

    M

    Common Peafowl

    Pavo cristatus

    W

    Wild Turkey

    Meleagris gallopavo

    N

    California Quail

    Callipepla californica

    LT, PF

    Weka

    Gallirallus australis

    UI

    Eastern Swamphen

    Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus

    Common in all suitable habitats

    Australian Coot

    Fulica atra australis

    LT, LB

    South Island Oystercatcher

    Haematopus finschi

    Common in all suitable habitats

    Variable Oystercatcher

    Haematopus unicolor

    Common in all suitable habitats

    White-headed Stilt

    Himantopus leucocephalus

    Common in all suitable habitats

    Black Stilt

    Himantopus novaezelandiae

    LB

    New Zealand Dotterel (Red-breasted Plover)

    Charadrius obscurus

    W

    Banded Dotterel (Double-banded Plover)

    Charadrius bicinctus

    K, HP

    Wrybill

    Anarhynchus frontalis

    M

    Masked Lapwing

    Vanellus miles novaehollandiae

    Common in all suitable habitats

    Bar-tailed Godwit

    Limosa lapponica baueri

    W, M, G, B, PI, TH

    Ruddy Turnstone

    Arenaria interpres

    M, B

    Knot

    Calidris canutus rogersi

    M

    Red-necked Stint

    Calidris ruficollis

    M

    Black-backed Gull

    Larus dominicanus

    Common in all suitable habitats

    Red-billed Gull

    Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae

    Common in all suitable habitats

    Black-billed Gull

    Chroicocephalus bulleri

    Common in all suitable habitats

    Caspian Tern

    Hydroprogne caspia

    W, N, G, B, TH

    White-fronted Tern

    Sterna striata

    Common in all suitable habitats

    Little Tern

    Sterna albifrons placens

    M

    Black-fronted Tern

    Chlidonias albostriatus

    LP, HP, LB, Q, TA

    Rock Dove

    Columba livia "feral"

    M

    Barbary Dove (African Collared Dove)

    Streptopelia roseogrisea

    A

    New Zealand Pigeon

    Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae

    Common in all suitable habitats

    Kea

    Nestor notabilis

    FG

    New Zealand Kaka

    Nestor meridionalis

    SI, UI

    Eastern Rosella

    Platycercus eximius

    W

    Red-crowned (fronted) Parakeet

    Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae

    SI, UI

    Yellow-crowned (fronted) Parakeet

    Cyanoramphus auriceps

    PF

    Shining Bronze-Cuckoo

    Chrysococcyx lucidus

    LT

    Long-tailed Koel (Cuckoo)

    Eudynamys taitensis

    PF

    Morepork

    Ninox novaeseelandiae

    LM (Heard only)

    Sacred (New Zealand) Kingfisher

    Todiramphus sanctus vagans

    W, N, LP, PI

    Rifleman

    Acanthisitta chloris

    LG

    Grey Warbler

    Gerygone igata

    MI, PF, SI

    Stitchbird

    Notiomystis cincta

    MI

    Bellbird

    Anthornis melanura

    LT, LM, SI, UI

    Tui

    Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae

    MI, LT, LP, LM, HP, SI, B

    Saddleback

    Philesturnus carunculatus

    MI

    Tomtit

    Petroica macrocephala

    PF, LM, HP

    New Zealand Robin

    Petroica australis

    MI, PF, LG, TA

    Whitehead

    Mohoua albicilla

    PF

    Skylark

    Alauda arvensis

    Common in all suitable habitats

    Welcome Swallow

    Hirundo neoxena

    Common in all suitable habitats

    New Zealand Pipit

    Anthus novaeseelandiae

    LT, K, LP, TH

    Dunnock

    Prunella modularis

    K, LM, Q, B, TH

    Blackbird

    Turdus merula

    Common in all suitable habitats

    Song Thrush

    Turdus philomelos

    Common in all suitable habitats

    Fernbird

    Megalurus punctata

    PF

    Grey Fantail

    Rhipidura fuliginosa

    Common in all suitable habitats

    Brown Creeper

    Mohoua novaeseelandiae

    LM, UI

    (Grey-breasted) Silvereye

    Zosterops lateralis lateralis

    Common in all suitable habitats

    Rook

    Corvus frugilegus

    LP

    Australian (White-backed) Magpie

    Gymnorhina tibicen hypoleuca

    Common in all suitable habitats

    Common Starling

    Sturnus vulgaris

    Common in all suitable habitats

    Common Myna

    Acridotheres tristis

    A, LT

    House Sparrow

    Passer domesticus

    Common in all suitable habitats

    Chaffinch

    Fringilla coelebs

    Common in all suitable habitats

    European Greenfinch

    Carduelis chloris

    A, LT, HP, LB

    European Goldfinch

    Carduelis carduelis

    A, LT, K, LP, HP, PI, TH

    Lesser Redpoll

    Carduelis cabaret

    T, LM, HP, LB

    Yellowhammer

    Emberiza citrinella

    Common in all suitable habitats

     

    Site

    Key

    Auckland

    A

    Bluff

    B

    Cook Strait

    CS

    Dunedin

    D

    Fox Glacier

    FG

    Greymouth

    G

    Haast Pass

    HP

    Kaikoura

    K

    Lake Benmore

    LB

    Lake Gunn

    LG

    Lower Hutt

    LH

    Lake Moeraki

    LM

    Lewis Pass

    LP

    Lake Taupo

    LT

    Miranda

    M

    Muriwai Beach

    MB

    Mokoia Island

    MI

    Nelson

    N

    Pureora Forest

    P

    Papanui Inlet

    PI

    Queenstown

    Q

    Stewart Island

    SI

    Tongariro National Park

    T

    Te Anau

    TA

    Taiaroa Head

    TH

    Ulva Island

    UI

    Whangaparaoa

    W


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