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Birds in New Zealand.
Torea-pango - Variable Oyster Catcher
A species of wader in the family Haematopodidae. It is endemic to New Zealand. The Maori name is torea-pango. They are also known as 'red bills'. "Variable" refers to the frontal plumage, which ranges from pied through mottled to all black. 23 January 2019. 20:59hrs Canon EOS 80D, f/6.3, 1/125sec, 600mm, ISO-400
25 January 2019, 19:44hrs Canon EOS 80D, f/6.3, 1/800sec, 600mm, ISO-800
Tara - White Fronted Tern
23 January 2019. 20:59hrs Canon EOS 80D, f/6.3, 1/125sec, 600mm, ISO-400
Known for its friendly 'cheet cheet' call and energetic flying antics, the aptly named fantail is one of the most common and widely distributed native birds on the New Zealand mainland.
Tui - sing yelling
Tarapunga - Red Bill Gull
Matuku - White Faced Heron
Kakariwai - South Island Robin
White Fronted Tern Flight
Tui - Juvenile
The New Zealand kaka, also known as kākā, (Nestor meridionalis) is a large species of parrot of the family Nestoridae found in native forests of New Zealand.
Kotuku ngutupapa - Royal Spoon Bill
The Roseate Spoonbill is an omnivorous animal that uses its spoon-like beak to catch small animals in the water. ... Although they will eat a number of both plant and animal species, small Fish such as Minnows are the primarily source of food for the Roseate Spoonbill, comprising roughly 85% of its diet.
Pahirini - Chafinch
Their name arose because they fed on the split chaff from working horse nosebags. Likewise, the flocking behaviour of the male birds (coelebs = bachelor) is reflected in their Latin name (Fringilla coelebs).
Tara - White Fronted Tern
White-fronted terns. The white-fronted tern or tara (Sterna striata) is the most common tern living along New Zealand coasts, and on the Chatham and Auckland islands. Their name refers to the narrow white band between their black cap and bill.
The NZ Mountain Parrot - Kea. If you look carefully you can see Muller Hut reflected in this Keas' eye. The worlds only Alpine Parrot! and voted bird of the year. This amazing iconic animal of our mountains is now on the endangered list. They once numbered in the hundreds of thousands but are now classified as nationally endangered with between 3,000 and 7,000 birds remaining. One of my favourite birds and encompasses my tattoo wedding ring on my back now. More information can be found at https://www.theguardian.com/…/playful-alpine-parrot-kea-soa….
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