T.E.R:R.A.I.N - Taranaki Educational Resource: Research, Analysis and Information Network


Birds (Shore and Seabirds) Listed by binomial names and photos)

Birds (Shore and Seabirds) Listed by binomial names and photos)

If you spot an unusual bird report it to the 'Birds New Zealand', the popular name for The Ornithological Society of New Zealand Inc!  
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Aptenodytes patagonicus (King penguin)


Ardenna carneipes (Flesh-footed shearwater)

Ardenna bulleri (Buller's Shearwater)


Ardenna grisea (Sooty shearwater) Muttonbird


Ardenna tenuirostris (Short tailed shearwater) 


Calidris acuminata (Sharp-tailed Sandpiper) 


Calidris ferruginea (Curlew sandpiper) 


Calidris melanotos (Pectoral Sandpiper)



Calidris × paramelanotos (Cox's Sandpiper)


Calidris ruficollis (Red-necked stint) 


Catharacta skua lonnbergi (Brown skua)



Charadrius obscurus (New Zealand Dotterel)  


Chroicocephalus bulleri (Black-billed gull)   


Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae scopulinus (Red-billed Gull) 


Diomedea antipodensis (Antipodean albatross)



Diomedea exulans (Wandering albatross


Diomedea sanfordi (Northern royal albatross)     


Eudyptes chrysocome (Rockhopper penguins)


Eudyptes chrysolophus (Royal penguin)


Eudyptes pachyrynchus (Fiordland crested penguin)


Eudyptula minor (Blue Penquin)  


Eudyptula minor albosignata (White-flippered penquin)


Fregetta maorianus (New Zealand storm petrel)


Gygis alba (White tern)


Haematopus ostralegus finschi (South Island Pied Oystercatcher)


Haematopus unicolor (Variable Oystercatcher) 


Hydroprogne caspia (Caspian tern) 


Limosa lapponica baueri (Godwit)


Larus dominicanus dominicanus (Blackback Gull)


Leucophaeus atricilla (Laughing gull) 


Macronectes giganteus (Southern giant petrel) 

Macronectes halli ((Northern giant petrel)


Megadyptes antipodes (Yellow eyed penquin) 


Morus serrator (Gannet) 


Pachyptila desolata (Antartic prion) 


Pachyptila turtur (Fairy prion)


Pachyptila vittata (Broad billed prion) 



Pelecanus conspicillatus (Australian pelican) 


                                                                  Female in breeding plumage.
Phalaropus tricolor (Wilson's phalarope)


Procellaria aequinoctialis (White-chinned petrel) 


Procellaria parkinsoni (Black petrel) 


Procellaria westlandica (Westland petrel) 


Procelsterna albivitta (Grey ternlet)


Puffinus gavia (Fluttering shearwater)


Puffinus huttoni (Hutton's shearwater)


Sterna albifrons (Little tern)


Sterna albifrons ssp. sinensislis (Eastern little tern))


Sternula nereis davisa (Fairy tern)


Sula sula (Red footed booby)



Thalassarche bulleri (Buller's mollymawk)


Thalassarche cauta (Shy mollymawk) 


Thalassarche chrysostoma (Grey-headed mollymawk) 


Thalassarche eremita (Chatham albatross) 



Thalassarche impavida (Campbell mollymawk) 


Thalassarche melanophris (Black-browed mollymawk) 


Thalassarche salvini (Salvins mollymawk) 


Thalassarche steadi (White capped molymawk)



Thalasseus bergii (Crested tern) 


Tringa brevipes (Grey-tailed tattler


Tringa incana (Wandering Tattler)


Xenus cinereus (Terek sandpiper)