New Zealand birds


Cormorants


Heron - white faced (Ardea novaehollandiae):


Kaka (Nestor meridionalis): a forest dwelling parrot that likes hiding in trees:


Kakariki (Antipodean?):


Kea (Nestor notabilis, just call me Notable Nestor): New Zealand's personable alpine parrot.


Kereru (Wood Pigeon) (at Te Anau):


Kiwi at Bushy Park Sanctuary Wanganui:


New Zealand Dotterel, also known as Red Breasted Plover and New Zealand Plover (Maori names Tuturiwhatu, Pukunui, and Kukuruatu) (at Opito Bay):


South Island Robin (Petroica australis australis) (at Ulva Island):


Takahe (Porphyrio hochstetteri) - this one is named 'Greg' (at Tiritiri Matangi):


Weka (Gallirallus australis) (at Ulva Island):


Yellow Eyed Penguins (Megadyptes antipodes) at Curio Bay:


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Kiwi photos kindly supplied by Lesley Dolling at Kiwi Thistle Distributors; other shots by Peter Robinson and Nick Kim