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New Zealand: 1/3/2012 - 1/30/2012 (Center on Map)

New Zealand

Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes)



Beached Pilot Whale on Mason Bay Milford Sound Gertrude Valley Lake Ohau Gulls
Variable Oystercatcher (Haematopus unicolor) New Zealand Bellbird (Anthornis melanura) Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) Kea (Nestor notabilis) - In Love Pied Stilt (Himantopus leucocephalus) White-faced Storm-Petrel (Pelagodroma marina)
Dusky Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) South Island Oystercatcher (Haematopus finschi) Whitehead (Mohoua albicilla) Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes) Bullers Albatross (Diomedea bulleri) White-Capped Albatross (Diomedea cauta)
Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) Saddleback (Philesturnus rufusater) - North Island Red-billed Gull (Larus scopulinus) Brown Quail (Synoicus ypsilophorus) Brown Teal (Anas aucklandica) Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio melanotus)
Rough-faced Shag (Phalacrocorax carunculatus) New Zealand Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri) Flesh-footed Shearwater (Ardenna carneipes) Halls Giant-Petrel (Macronectes halli) Weka (Gallirallus australis) Grey Gerygone (Gerygone igata)

Month-long trip to mostly the South Island of New Zealand

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Species Recorded (135)

Birds ( 123 )

Old World Vultures ( Accipitridae )
Swamp Harrier - Circus approximans

( Apterygidae )
Southern Brown Kiwi - Apteryx australis
Little Spotted Kiwi - Apteryx owenii
Okarito Brown Kiwi - Apteryx rowi

Penguins ( Spheniscidae )
Little Penguin - Eudyptula minor
Yellow-eyed Penguin - Megadyptes antipodes

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Great Crested Grebe - Podiceps cristatus
New Zealand Grebe - Poliocephalus rufopectus

Albatrosses ( Diomedeidae )
Cape Petrel - Daption capense
Royal Albatross - Diomedea epomophora
Wandering Albatross - Diomedea exulans
Fairy Prion - Pachyptila turtur
White-faced Storm-Petrel - Pelagodroma marina
Buller's Albatross - Thalassarche bulleri
White-Capped Albatross - Thalassarche cauta
Salvin's Albatross - Thalassarche salvini

Shearwaters and Petrels ( Procellariidae )
Buller's Shearwater - Ardenna bulleri
Flesh-footed Shearwater - Ardenna carneipes
Sooty Shearwater - Ardenna grisea
Southern Giant-Petrel - Macronectes giganteus
Northern Giant-Petrel - Macronectes halli
Common Diving-Petrel - Pelecanoides urinatrix
White-chinned Petrel - Procellaria aequinoctialis
Westland Petrel - Procellaria westlandica
Cook's Petrel - Pterodroma cookii
Mottled Petrel - Pterodroma inexpectata
Pycroft's Petrel - Pterodroma pycrofti
Fluttering Shearwater - Puffinus gavia
Hutton's Shearwater - Puffinus huttoni

Boobies and Gannets ( Sulidae )
Australasian Gannet - Morus serrator

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Little Pied Cormorant - Microcarbo melanoleucos
Great Cormorant - Phalacrocorax carbo
Rough-faced Shag - Phalacrocorax carunculatus
Bronze Shag - Phalacrocorax chalconotus
Spotted Shag - Phalacrocorax punctatus
Little Black Cormorant - Phalacrocorax sulcirostris
Pied Cormorant - Phalacrocorax varius

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
White-faced Heron - Egretta novaehollandiae
Pacific Reef-Heron - Egretta sacra

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
Royal Spoonbill - Platalea regia

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Brown Teal - Anas chlorotis
Gray Teal - Anas gracilis
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Pacific Black Duck - Anas superciliosa
Graylag Goose - Anser anser
New Zealand Scaup - Aythya novaeseelandiae
Canada Goose - Branta canadensis
Black Swan - Cygnus atratus
Blue Duck - Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos
Australian Shoveler - Spatula rhynchotis
Paradise Shelduck - Tadorna variegata

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
New Zealand Falcon - Falco novaeseelandiae

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Brown Quail - Synoicus ypsilophorus

New World Quail ( Odontophoridae )
California Quail - Callipepla californica

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
Eurasian Coot - Fulica atra
Weka - Gallirallus australis
Buff-banded Rail - Gallirallus philippensis
South Island Takahe - Porphyrio hochstetteri
Australasian Swamphen - Porphyrio melanotus
Baillon's Crake - Zapornia pusilla
Spotless Crake - Zapornia tabuensis

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Wrybill - Anarhynchus frontalis
Double-banded Plover - Charadrius bicinctus
Red-breasted Dotterel - Charadrius obscurus
Pacific Golden-Plover - Pluvialis fulva
Masked Lapwing - Vanellus miles

Oystercatchers ( Haematopodidae )
South Island Oystercatcher - Haematopus finschi
Variable Oystercatcher - Haematopus unicolor

Stilts and Avocets ( Recurvirostridae )
Pied Stilt - Himantopus leucocephalus
Black Stilt - Himantopus novaezelandiae

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Ruddy Turnstone - Arenaria interpres
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper - Calidris acuminata
Red Knot - Calidris canutus
Bar-tailed Godwit - Limosa lapponica

Jaegers and Skuas ( Stercorariidae )
Brown Skua - Stercorarius antarcticus
Parasitic Jaeger - Stercorarius parasiticus

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Black-fronted Tern - Chlidonias albostriatus
Black-billed Gull - Chroicocephalus bulleri
Red-billed Gull - Chroicocephalus scopulinus
Caspian Tern - Hydroprogne caspia
Kelp Gull - Larus dominicanus
White-fronted Tern - Sterna striata

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
New Zealand Pigeon - Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Yellow-fronted Parakeet - Cyanoramphus auriceps
Red-fronted Parakeet - Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae
New Zealand Kaka - Nestor meridionalis
Kea - Nestor notabilis

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Long-tailed Koel - Urodynamis taitensis

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Southern Boobook - Ninox novaeseelandiae

( Dacelonidae )
Sacred Kingfisher - Todiramphus sanctus

Larks ( Alaudidae )
Eurasian Skylark - Alauda arvensis

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Welcome Swallow - Hirundo neoxena

White-eyes ( Zosteropidae )
Silver-Eye - Zosterops lateralis

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Australasian Magpie - Gymnorhina tibicen
Whitehead - Mohoua albicilla
Pipipi - Mohoua novaeseelandiae
Yellowhead - Mohoua ochrocephala

Fantails ( Rhipiduridae )
New Zealand Fantail - Rhipidura fuliginosa

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Fernbird - Megalurus punctatus

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Eurasian Blackbird - Turdus merula
Song Thrush - Turdus philomelos

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
Australasian Pipit - Anthus novaeseelandiae

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Common Myna - Acridotheres tristis

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Yellowhammer - Emberiza citrinella

( Acanthisittidae )
Rifleman - Acanthisitta chloris

( Meliphagidae )
New Zealand Bellbird - Anthornis melanura
Stitchbird - Notiomystis cincta
Tui - Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae

( Pardalotidae )
Gray Gerygone - Gerygone igata

( Eopsaltriidae )
New Zealand Robin - Petroica australis
Tomtit - Petroica macrocephala

( Callaeatidae )
North Island Kokako - Callaeas wilsoni
South Island Saddleback - Philesturnus carunculatus
North Island Saddleback - Philesturnus rufusater

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Lesser Redpoll - Acanthis cabaret
Common Redpoll - Acanthis flammea
European Goldfinch - Carduelis carduelis
European Greenfinch - Chloris chloris
Common Chaffinch - Fringilla coelebs

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus
Dunnock - Prunella modularis

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