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Index of Water / Wetland Birds found in New Zealand (A - D)
Auckland Islands Teal (A. a. aucklandica) - Range: Auckland Islands off New Zealand
Auckland Shag (Phalacrocorax colensoi)
Australasian Bittern (Botaurus poiciloptilus) aka Brown Bittern
Australasian Darters or Australian Darters (Anhinga novaehollandiae)
Australasian Gannet (Morus serrator)
Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae)
Australasian Shoveler - Ducks (Anas rhynchotis)
Australian Pelican (Pelicanus conspicillatus) aka Goolayyalibee - Range: Vagrant to New Zealand
Bar-tailed Godwit / shorebird (Limosa lapponica) - Range: Winter visitor
Black-bellied Storm-Petrel (Fregetta tropica) - Seabird
Black-fronted Dotterel / Plover (Elseyornis melanops) - Range: Self-introduced in New Zealand
Black-fronted Terns (Chlidonias albostriatus) - Found in or near bodies of fresh water in New Zealand.
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) - Range: Some argue that black swans are natives (self-introduced); others list them as introduced / invasive species. Arguments can be made for both. Black Swans were introduced into New Zealand as ornamental water birds. However, there are some indications that some populations are self-introduced natives. The result of this discussion is of importance in as much being classified as "natives" would offer these swans legal protection; at the moment they are considered invasive species and are commonly hunted / killed for sport or as tourist attractions.
Black Stilt or Kakī (Māori) (Himantopus novaezelandiae) - Range: One of the most threatened shorebirds in the world. The current population is estimated at 22 adult birds. There is a captive population of some 25 adults, annual release in the wild of captive-bred birds and predator control has probably prevented it from becoming extinct in the wild. During the breeding season it is restricted to the upper Waitaki Valley, South Island, New Zealand. Small numbers overwinter in the North Island.
Black Teal aka New Zealand Scaup (Aythya novaeseelandiae)
Black-winged Petrel (Pterodroma nigripennis) - Seabird
Blue Duck (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchus)
Bounty Shag (Phalacrocorax ranfurlyi)
Buller's Albatross (Thalassarche bulleri) - Range: Islands around New Zealand
Buller's Shearwater ("Puffinus" bulleri) aka Grey-backed Shearwater or New Zealand Shearwater - seabird - Range: Breed predominantly on Tawhiti Rahi and Aorangi, the main islands of the Poor Knights group offshore northern New Zealand
Broad-billed Prion (Pachyptila vittata) - Seabird - Range: Found on the sub-antarctic Antipodes Islands and other islands off the coast of New Zealand
Brolga Cranes (Grus rubicunda) - Range: Rare vagrants
Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis)
Campbell Albatross (Thalassarche impavida) - Range: Campbell Island (New Zealand) and the associated islet of Jeanette Marie
Campbell Island Teal (Anas nesiotis) - Range: Campbell Island group off New Zealand
Campbell Shag (Phalacrocorax campbelli)
Canada Geese - Introduced as a game bird into New Zealand
Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae)
Cape Petrel (Daption capense) - Range: Breed in New Zealand
Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia formerly Sterna caspia)
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Chatham Albatross (Thalassarche eremita) - Range: Breeds only on The Pyramid, a large rock stack in the Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
Chatham Island Oystercatcher (Haematopus chathamensis) - Range: Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
Chatham Island Snipe (Coenocorypha pusilla) - Endemic to the Chatham Islands of New Zealand
Chatham Petrel (Pterodroma axillaris)
Cook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii) - Range: Pacific Ocean from New Zealand north to the Aleutian Islands
Double-banded Plover (Charadrius bicinctus) aka the Banded Dotterel
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