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Birds of New Zealand

Birds of New Zealand coded for abundance, breeding, migration, wintering, endemic, rare, etc.; 2000 pages on birds, nature, birdwatching, where to go birding, birds and nature pictures, nature conservation, equipment, bird feeding, etc. Welcome to the bird list of New Zealand.

New Zealand is home to an impressive number of species of birds that vary from residents, that stay all year around, to breeding birds, that spend a good part of the growing season in New Zealand to raise their young, migrants who pass through New Zealand with the seasons, to wintering birds who like to spend a good part of the winter in New Zealand to escape colder conditions up north. While many species of birds are relatively common as they are part of the ecosystems of the state, it is always a thrill to stumble upon a rare bird or vagrant, that does not really form part of any the New Zealand ecosystems. Maybe it got lost during its travels between its summer and winter residence or it got displaced by bad weather.

Among the species of the checklist of the birds of New Zealand you can find  waterfowl and wading birds, a large suite of song birds, raptors, game birds, swifts and nighthawks, etc., many of which occupy several ecosystems simultaneously, as they fly to and from forests, meadows, shorelines of waters, cities and and urban green spaces. At Birdlist, we have developed a coding system that can help you predict when you may expect a certain species, with a code for seasonality, such as resident, nesting, wintering, etc. A code for abundance will give you a clue on the likelihood that you may actually see a certain species of bird. As we progressed with the coding, we realized that there should be a differentiation in the coding for "common", such as less common, common and very common birds. However, this would require reliable quantative data, which for most states, are not revealed by the commission of bird records. We hope to provide those in the future. In the meantime, enjoy the current checklist of the birds of New Zealand.

National bird: Kiwi

 

 

BIRDS OF NEW ZEALAND

 

Species full name

Birds

NZ

 

Apteryx australis

Brown Kiwi

P

 

Apteryx haastii

Great Spotted Kiwi

P

 

Apteryx owenii

Little Spotted Kiwi

P

 

Alectoris chukar

Chukar

P

 

Alectoris rufa

Red-legged Partridge

P

 

Coturnix ypsilophora

Brown Quail

P

 

Meleagris gallopavo

Wild Turkey

P

 

Pavo cristatus

Indian Peafowl

P

 

Perdix perdix

Grey Partridge

P

 

Phasianus colchicus

Common Pheasant

P

 

Numida meleagris

Helmeted Guineafowl

P

 

Callipepla californica

California Quail

P

 

Colinus virginianus

Northern Bobwhite

P

 

Anas platyrhynchos

Mallard

P

 

Anas rhynchotis

Australian Shoveler

P

 

Anas superciliosa

Pacific Black Duck

P

 

Anser anser

Greylag Goose

P

 

Aythya novaeseelandiae

New Zealand Scaup

P

 

Branta canadensis

Canada Goose

P

 

Cygnus atratus

Black Swan

P

 

Cygnus olor

Mute Swan

P

 

Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos

Blue Duck

P

 

Tadorna tadornoides

Australian Shelduck

P

 

Tadorna variegata

Paradise Shelduck

P

 

Dacelo novaeguineae

Laughing Kookaburra

P

 

Chrysococcyx lucidus

Shining Bronze-Cuckoo

P

 

Eudynamys taitensis

Long-tailed Koel

P

 

Cacatua galerita

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

P

 

Cyanoramphus auriceps

Yellow-fronted Parakeet

P

 

Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae

Red-fronted Parakeet

P

 

Cyanoramphus unicolor

Antipodes Parakeet

P

 

Nestor meridionalis

New Zealand Kaka

P

 

Nestor notabilis

Kea

P

 

Platycercus eximius

Eastern Rosella

P

 

Strigops habroptilus

Kakapo

P

 

Athene noctua

Little Owl

P

 

Ninox novaeseelandiae

Morepork

P

 

Columba livia

Rock Dove

P

 

Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae

New Zealand Pigeon

P

 

Streptopelia chinensis

Spotted Dove

P

 

Streptopelia roseogrisea

African Collared-Dove

P

 

Fulica atra

Common Coot

P

 

Gallirallus australis

Weka

P

 

Gallirallus philippensis

Buff-banded Rail

P

 

Lewinia muelleri

Auckland Islands Rail

P

 

Porphyrio mantelli

Takahe

P

 

Porphyrio porphyrio

Purple Swamphen

P

 

Porzana pusilla

Baillon's Crake

P

 

Porzana tabuensis

Spotless Crake

P

 

Arenaria interpres

Ruddy Turnstone

P

 

Calidris canutus

Red Knot

P

 

Calidris ruficollis

Red-necked Stint

P

 

Coenocorypha aucklandica

Subantarctic Snipe

P

 

Coenocorypha pusilla

Chatham Islands Snipe

P

 

Limosa lapponica

Bar-tailed Godwit

P

 

Anarhynchus frontalis

Wrybill

P

 

Charadrius bicinctus

Double-banded Plover

P

 

Charadrius obscurus

Red-breasted Plover

P

 

Elseyornis melanops

Black-fronted Dotterel

P

 

Haematopus ostralegus

Eurasian Oystercatcher

P

 

Haematopus unicolor

Variable Oystercatcher

P

 

Himantopus novaezelandiae

Black Stilt

P

 

Pluvialis fulva

Pacific Golden-Plover

P

 

Thinornis novaeseelandiae

Shore Plover

P

 

Vanellus miles

Masked Lapwing

P

 

Anous stolidus

Brown Noddy

P

 

Anous tenuirostris

Lesser Noddy

P

 

Catharacta skua

Great Skua

P

 

Chlidonias albostriatus

Black-fronted Tern

P

 

Gygis alba

Common White-Tern

P

 

Larus bulleri

Black-billed Gull

P

 

Larus dominicanus

Kelp Gull

P

 

Larus novaehollandiae

Silver Gull

P

 

Procelsterna cerulea

Blue-grey Noddy

P

 

Stercorarius parasiticus

Parasitic Jaeger

P

 

Sterna albifrons

Little Tern

P

 

Sterna caspia

Caspian Tern

P

 

Sterna fuscata

Sooty Tern

P

 

Sterna nereis

Fairy Tern

P

 

Sterna vittata

Antarctic Tern

P

 

Circus approximans

Swamp Harrier

P

 

Falco novaeseelandiae

New Zealand Falcon

P

 

Podiceps cristatus

Great Crested Grebe

P

 

Poliocephalus poliocephalus

Hoary-headed Grebe

P

 

Poliocephalus rufopectus

New Zealand Grebe

P

 

Tachybaptus novaehollandiae

Australasian Grebe

P

 

Phaethon rubricauda

Red-tailed Tropicbird

P

 

Morus serrator

Australasian Gannet

P

 

Sula dactylatra

Masked Booby

P

 

Phalacrocorax campbelli

Campbell Island Shag

P

 

Phalacrocorax carbo

Great Cormorant

P

 

Phalacrocorax carunculatus

Rough-faced Shag

P

 

Phalacrocorax chalconotus

Bronze Shag

P

 

Phalacrocorax colensoi

Auckland Islands Shag

P

 

Phalacrocorax featherstoni

Pitt Island Shag

P

 

Phalacrocorax melanoleucos

Little Pied Cormorant

P

 

Phalacrocorax onslowi

Chatham Islands Shag

P

 

Phalacrocorax punctatus

Spotted Shag

P

 

Phalacrocorax ranfurlyi

Bounty Islands Shag

P

 

Phalacrocorax sulcirostris

Little Black Cormorant

P

 

Phalacrocorax varius

Pied Cormorant

P

 

Botaurus poiciloptilus

Australasian Bittern

P

 

Egretta novaehollandiae

White-faced Heron

P

 

Egretta sacra

Pacific Reef-Egret

P

 

Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-crowned Night-Heron

P

 

Platalea regia

Royal Spoonbill

P

 

Eudyptes chrysocome

Rockhopper Penguin

P

 

Eudyptes robustus

Snares Penguin

P

 

Eudyptes sclateri

Erect-crested Penguin

P

 

Eudyptula minor

Little Penguin

P

 

Megadyptes antipodes

Yellow-eyed Penguin

P

 

Daption capense

Cape Petrel

P

 

Diomedea epomophora

Royal Albatross

P

 

Diomedea exulans

Wandering Albatross

P

 

Fregetta grallaria

White-bellied Storm-Petrel

P

 

Fregetta tropica

Black-bellied Storm-Petrel

P

 

Fulmarus glacialoides

Southern Fulmar

P

 

Garrodia nereis

Grey-backed Storm-Petrel

P

 

Macronectes giganteus

Antarctic Giant-Petrel

P

 

Macronectes halli

Hall's Giant-Petrel

P

 

Pachyptila belcheri

Slender-billed Prion

P

 

Pachyptila crassirostris

Fulmar Prion

P

 

Pachyptila desolata

Antarctic Prion

P

 

Pachyptila salvini

Medium-billed Prion

P

 

Pachyptila turtur

Fairy Prion

P

 

Pachyptila vittata

Broad-billed Prion

P

 

Pagodroma nivea

Snow Petrel

P

 

Pelagodroma marina

White-faced Storm-Petrel

P

 

Phoebetria palpebrata

Light-mantled Albatross

P

 

Procellaria aequinoctialis

White-chinned Petrel

P

 

Procellaria cinerea

Grey Petrel

P

 

Procellaria parkinsoni

Parkinson's Petrel

P

 

Procellaria westlandica

Westland Petrel

P

 

Pterodroma axillaris

Chatham Islands Petrel

P

 

Pterodroma cervicalis

White-necked Petrel

P

 

Pterodroma cookii

Cook's Petrel

P

 

Pterodroma inexpectata

Mottled Petrel

P

 

Pterodroma lessonii

White-headed Petrel

P

 

Pterodroma macroptera

Great-winged Petrel

P

 

Pterodroma magentae

Magenta Petrel

P

 

Pterodroma mollis

Soft-plumaged Petrel

P

 

Pterodroma neglecta

Kermadec Petrel

P

 

Pterodroma pycrofti

Pycroft's Petrel

P

 

Puffinus assimilis

Little Shearwater

P

 

Puffinus bulleri

Buller's Shearwater

P

 

Puffinus carneipes @586

Flesh-footed Shearwater

P

 

Puffinus creatopus

Pink-footed Shearwater

P

 

Puffinus gavia

Fluttering Shearwater

P

 

Puffinus griseus

Sooty Shearwater

P

 

Puffinus huttoni

Hutton's Shearwater

P

 

Puffinus pacificus

Wedge-tailed Shearwater

P

 

Puffinus tenuirostris

Short-tailed Shearwater

P

 

Thalassarche bulleri

Buller's Albatross

P

 

Thalassarche cauta

Shy Albatross

P

 

Thalassarche chrysostoma

Grey-headed Albatross

P

 

Thalassarche melanophris

Black-browed Albatross

P

 

Acanthisitta chloris

Rifleman

P

 

Xenicus gilviventris

South Island Wren

P

 

Anthochaera paradoxa

Yellow Wattlebird

P

 

Manorina flavigula

Yellow-throated Miner

P

 

Melithreptus brevirostris

Brown-headed Honeyeater

P

 

Gerygone igata

Grey Gerygone

P

 

Gerygone modesta

Norfolk Island Gerygone

P

 

Petroica australis

New Zealand Robin

P

 

Petroica multicolor

Scarlet Robin

P

 

Petroica rodinogaster

Pink Robin

P

 

Corvus capensis

Cape Crow

P

 

Cracticus quoyi

Black Butcherbird

P

 

Daphoenositta miranda

Black Sittella

P

 

Hypositta corallirostris

Coral-billed Nuthatch

P

 

Mohoua albicilla

Whitehead

P

 

Mohoua ochrocephala

Yellowhead

P

 

Rhipidura phasiana

Mangrove Fantail

P

 

Turdus boulboul

Grey-winged Blackbird

P

 

Turdus iliacus

Redwing

P

 

Leucopsar rothschildi

Bali Myna

P

 

Sturnus roseus

Rosy Starling

P

 

Hirundo domicola

Hill Swallow

P

 

Zosterops sanctaecrucis

Santa Cruz White-eye

P

 

Megalurus gramineus

Little Grassbird

P

 

Lullula arborea

Wood Lark

P

 

Anthus rufulus

Paddyfield Pipit

P

 

Passer ammodendri

Saxaul Sparrow

P

 

Prunella koslowi

Mongolian Accentor

P

 

Carduelis dominicensis

Antillean Siskin

P

 

Carduelis hornemanni

Hoary Redpoll

P

 

Emberiza stewarti

Chestnut-breasted Bunting

P

 

Latoucheornis siemsseni

Slaty Bunting

P

 

Peucedramus taeniatus

Olive Warbler

P

 

Rhynchostruthus socotranus

Golden-winged Grosbeak

P

 

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