Birds Associated with Bodies of Water or Wetlands in New Zealand

Information on birds found on New Zealand (listing of birds as well as a basic map)


Below are images of birds found in New Zealand and surrounding islands. Please click on any of the photos to go to the species pages, to learn more about the respective bird species, with lots of information and more photos to view.


Land / Forest Birds ... Parrots of New Zealand



Blue DuckAustralian PelicanAustralasian GannetBlack-fronted DotterelsBar-tailed GodwitBlack-winged PetrelAuckland ShagsBuller’s Shearwater (”Puffinus” bulleri) aka Grey-backed Shearwater or New Zealand ShearwaterBuller's Mollymawk or Buller's Albatross (Diomedea bulleriCattle EgretBroad-billed Prion (Pachyptila vittata)Brolga CraneCampbell Island TealChatham Albatross, Chatham Mollymawk, or Chatham Islands Mollymawk, Thalassarche eremitaCape Barren GooseCape PetrelAustralian DarterCaspian Tern Courtship RitualCampbell Albatross or Campbell Mollymawk, Thalassarche impavidaMallardsCook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii)Eastern Reef EgretEastern Great Egret (Ardea modesta)Northern GannetsErect-crested PenguinsFlesh-footed Shearwater, Puffinus carneipesFar Eastern CurlewPurple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)Fiordland-crested PenguinsGreat-winged PetrelGreat EgretsHardhead, Aythya australisMagenta PetelBlack-bellied PloversHutton’s Shearwater, Puffinus huttonBuff-banded RailVariable Oystercatcher (Haematopus unicolor)Indian Yellow-nosed AlbatrossFluttering Shearwater (Puffinus gavia) - Range: New Zealand and Solomon IslandsLittle Black CormorantsLittle Blue PenguinsOriental Plover

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