New Zealand: Feed the birds…

New Zealand is generally quite famous for it’s nature, scenery and wildlife and not least of all due to it’s large number of diverse bird species. We won’t pretend to know what species all of these are but it would be rude to leave any out so maybe you guys might be able to identify one for us! πŸ™‚

New Zealand Fan Tail

These guys were incredibly confident little birds who would happily swoop down the from the trees and fly in circles around us within arms reach!

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The New Zealand Weka

Often mistaken for Kiwis, these are another, more common, heavyweight flightless bird native to New Zealand. The pictures aren’t so good of this one simply because we came across it in the middle of the night and were trying to get a photo of it as it wandered around our camper!

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KingfisherΒ 

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Kea

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New Zealand Oyster Catcher

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Gonna need some help with this one!

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Moments away from making a catch!

Wandering Albatross (assuming we heard the boat driver correctly over the noise of the sea and Ben vomiting into a bucket)

What we did hear though was that it had a wing span of about 3 metres!

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Ben and Jess πŸ™‚

9 thoughts on “New Zealand: Feed the birds…

  1. Lovely post πŸ™‚ I was in NZ a couple of months back and instantly fell in love with the fantails. Your unknown bird is a type of shag. I think a pied or a little – never sure when it comes to the details

    • Thanks so much! πŸ™‚ ah that’s awesome, I hope you had a great time? They are lovely birds aren’t they, we loved how up-close they were happy to get. Thank you for the identification! Did a quick search on google for Pied Shag and it does look like you’re right on that one, or very close certainly. Close enough for us not to be able to tell the difference πŸ˜‰

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