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A Tui a native birds of New Zealand feeding on a nectar of flax flower.

Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae)

Tiritiri Matangi Island, Auckland Province, North Island, New Zealand. Endemic.

This dolphin was acting strangely and then divers discovered why

This dolphin was acting strangely and then divers discovered why

This dolphin was acting strangely and then divers discovered why

Tui. A large honeyeater in New Zealand  we have loads of these fellows in our kowhai tree at the moment!

Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) A tui is an endemic bird of New Zealand. | the Internet Bird Collection | HBW Alive

Kakapo (Strigops habroptilus) Commonly known as the owl-parrot, this flightless bird of New Zealand is nocturnal and dwells on the ground. It is the heaviest parrot in the world. It can be identified by the beautiful mossy green feathers mottled with brown and yellow, which serve as a camouflage against the forest floor. The bird also has whisker-like feathers around its beak, which help in navigation on ground.

Kakapo (Strigops habroptilus) Commonly known as the owl-parrot, this flightless bird of New Zealand is nocturnal and dwells on the ground. It is the heaviest parrot in the world. It can be identified by the beautiful mossy green feathers mottled with brown and yellow, which serve as a camouflage against the forest floor. The bird also has whisker-like feathers around its beak, which help in navigation on ground.

The New Zealand Pigeon or kererū (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) is a bird endemic to New Zealand. Māori call it Kererū in most of the country but kūkupa and kūkū in some parts of the North Island, particularly in Northland. New Zealand pigeons are commonly called wood pigeons but are not the same as the Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus), which is a member of a different genus.

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The Black Stilt. Found only in New Zealand. This once widely spread wadding birds number plummeted to just 23 indivuals in 1981. I know.. WTF?! Good news though.. @docgovtnz s intensive breeding program is helping to lift numbers. But it's slow. With so many introduced predators like cats in the wild these wicked birds have no chance and are still faced with extinction. #naturefrother #lakepukaki

Instagram post by Geoff Reid New Zealand • Sep 15, 2015 at 5:54am UTC

496 Likes, 49 Comments - Geoff Reid New Zealand (@geoffreidnz) on Instagram: “The Black Stilt. Found only in New Zealand. This once widely spread wadding birds number plummeted…”

White Faced Heron in Shakespear Park, Auckland New Zealand

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The smallest penguin in the world at just 40cm long and approximately 1kg in weight, the little blue penguin is so common along the coasts that some places have road signs for 'penguin crossings'. New Zealand Wildlife; www.bradtguides.com.

The smallest penguin in the world at just 40cm long and approximately 1kg in weight, the little blue penguin is so common along the coasts that some places have road signs for 'penguin crossings'. New Zealand Wildlife; www.bradtguides.com.