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New Zealand birds

A week's holiday in New Zealand gave enough photos to warrant a new section. I've divided the birds into three categories: native, translocated (native, but moved elsewhere in the country) and introduced. Where applicable, I've included the Maori name for each bird.
 

Tui

Native birds
The native birdlife of New Zealand is a mixture of species unique to NZ, birds that exist in several countries and recently self-introduced Australian species.
Great Egret
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Kelp Gull
 
New Zealand Bellbird
 
New Zealand Fantail
 
Paradise Shelduck
 
Pied Cormorant
 
Purple Swamphen
 
Red-billed Gull
 
Sacred Kingfisher
 
South Island Pied Oystercatcher
 
Tui
 
Variable Oystercatcher
 
Welcome Swallow
 
 
Translocated birds
Unfortunately, many New Zealand species are close to extinction, or have been rescued from the brink. Many species are highly vulnerable to introduced predators such as rats, stoats and possums and their survival depended on the remaining populations being removed to predator-free islands and reserves.
Saddleback
 
Stitchbird
 
Takahe
 
 
Introduced birds
Many species of bird have been introduced to New Zealand from Europe, Australia and elsewhere. In some cases, they compete against native species, whereas others have found empty ecological niches.
Brown Quail
 
Common Blackbird
 
Common Pheasant
 
House Sparrow
 
Song Thrush
 
 

 
References
H. Robertson and B. Heather, Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand, 2007.
L. Svensson, K. Mullarney, D. Zetterström and P. J. Grant, Collins Bird Guide, 1st edition, 1999.
K. Simpson and N. Day, Birds of Australia, 2004.
www.wikipedia.org
NZBirds.com - interesting site on the bird life of New Zealand.
Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi - describes one of New Zealand's most important and most accessible reserves for endangered NZ species.
Miranda Shorebird Reserve - one of the best sites for waders and much more in New Zealand.