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Index of Water / Wetland Birds found in New Zealand (P - Z)
Pacific Black Duck aka Grey Duck or Parera (Anas superciliosa)
Paradise Shelduck (Tadorna variegata)
Parkinson's Petrel or Black Petrel (Procellaria parkinsoni) - Range: New Zealand, breeding only on islands off the North Island, on Great Barrier Island and Little Barrier Island.
Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris or Erolia melanotos) - Range: Winter in New Zealand
Pycroft's Petrel (Pterodroma pycrofti) - Seabird
Pied Cormorant aka Pied Shag or Karuhiruhi (Phalacrocorax varius) - Range: Around the coasts of Australasia
Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris)
Pied Stilt or White-headed Stilt (Himantopus leucocephalus or Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus)
Pitt Cormorant or Featherstone's Shag (Phalacrocorax featherstoni)
Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio), also known as the Purple Gallinule
Red-billed Gull (Larus scopulinus) - Range: New Zealand and outlying islands including the Chatham Islands and Sub-antarctic islands
Red-capped Plover (Charadrius ruficapillus) aka Red-capped Dotterel - Range: Straggler to New Zealand
Red-kneed Dotterel (Erythrogonys cinctus) - Range: Vagrant to New Zealand
Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda)
Royal Penguins (Eudyptes schlegeli) - Range: Around the New Zealand coast
Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia) also known as the Black-billed Spoonbill - Range: Fresh and saltwater wetlands in New Zealand
Salvin's Albatrosses (Thalassarche salvini)
Salvin's Prion (Pachyptila salvini) - Seabirds
Shore Plover or Tuturuatu (Thinornis novaeseelandiae) - Range: South Island in New Zealand but became extinct there.
Short-tailed Shearwater or Muttonbird / Moonbird (Puffinus tenuirostris) - Seabirds
Shy Albatross / Shy Mollymawk (Thalassarche cauta) - Range: Breeds off New Zealand's sub-Antarctic islands and ranges extensively across the Southern Ocean
Snares Penguin (Eudyptes robustus) aka Snares Crested Penguin and the Snares Islands Penguin - Range: The Snares, a group of islands off the southern coast of the South Island
Soft-plumaged Petrel (Pterodroma mollis) - Breeds on the Antipodes Islands of New Zealand
Sooty Albatrosses (Phoebetria fusca) - Range: Rare vagrants
Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus) - Seabirds
Southern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialoides - Range: Small numbers are seen off the coasts of New Zealand
Southern Royal Albatross (Diomedea epomophora) - Found in the waters surrounding New Zealand
South Georgia Diving-petrel or Georgian Diving-petrel (Pelecanoides georgicus) - Range: Breeds on Codfish Island and formerly bred on the Auckland Islands. It disperses to surrounding seas.
South Island Oystercatcher (Haematopus finschi) - South Island
Spotless Crake (Porzana tabuensis)
Spur-winged Plover aka Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles novaehollandiae) - Range: Self introduced to Southland, New Zealand
Stewart Island Shag (Phalacrocorax chalconotus) aka Bronzed Shag or Stewart Shag - Range: Southernmost parts of the South Island of New Zealand, from the Otago Peninsula south to the Foveaux Strait, and to Stewart Island
Takah? or South Island Takah? ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) / flightless rail
Variable Oystercatcher (Haematopus unicolor) - Endemic - Range: Breed in North Island, South Island, Stewart Island, and Chatham Islands. They don't breed inland or beside rivers.
Westland Petrel (Procellaria westlandica) is a rare seabird - Range: Confined to a small area of the west coast of New Zealand's South Island in an area protected in Paparoa National Park in dense forested hills.
White-bellied Storm-Petrel (Fregetta grallaria) (seabird)
White-capped Albatross (Thalassarche steadi) - Range: Breeds on the islands off of New Zealand, i.e., Disappointment Island, Auckland Island / Adams Island, Bollons Island (Antipodes Islands)
White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae, formerly Ardea novaehollandiae)
White-faced Storm-petrel (Pelagodroma marina) - Seabird
White-flippered Penguins (Eudyptula albosignata albosignata) - Range: Banks Peninsula and Motunau Island, near Canterbury, New Zealand
White-necked Petrel (Pterodroma cervicalis) - Seabird
Wrybill or Ngutuparore (Anarhynchus frontalis) - Plover
Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Platalea flavipes): - Range: Vagrant
Yellow-eyed Penguins (Megadyptes antipodes) - Range: Southeast New Zealand
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