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  List of New Zealand birds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Toutouwai or New Zealand Robin, Petroica australis - endemic
Tui or Parson Bird, Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae - endemic
Korimako or New Zealand Bellbird, Anthornis melanura - endemic
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_New_Zealand_birds   (921 words)

  
 New Zealand birds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
New Zealand was, until the arrival of the first humans, inhabited by an extraordinarily diverse range of specialised birds.
The ecological niches normally occupied by mammals as different as rodents, kangaroos and moles, were filled by reptiles, insects, or birds.
Consequently New Zealand is today a world leader in the techniques required to bring severely endangered species back from the brink of extinction.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_Zealand_birds   (253 words)

  
 New Zealand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
New Zealand is responsible for the self-governing states of the Cook Islands and Niue and administers Tokelau and the Ross Dependency.
New Zealand was involved in a Constitutional Convention in March 1891 in Sydney, New South Wales, along with the then-Australian Colonies.
New Zealand's most popular sports are rugby (primarily rugby union but also rugby league), soccer (the most popular sport amongst children), cricket, and netball (the sport with the most players); golf, tennis, rowing, cycling and a variety of water sports, particularly sailing.
new-zealand.ask.dyndns.dk   (2717 words)

  
 New Zealand birds
For this reason, New Zealand was home of the largest bird which ever lived, the moa, one species of which stood 11 feet tall and weighed up to 450 pounds, as well as the largest eagle to ever live, Haast's eagle.
Roughly half of the bird species became extinct, but thankfully there are still a number of common birds which New Zealanders all know and think of as part of their cultural inheritance.
New Zealand is one of the few places in the world where road signs warn of penguins crossing the road, and where you can easily visit an albatross colony near a major city, Dunedin.
www.richard-seaman.com /Birds/NewZealand   (415 words)

  
 New Zealand Birds Flightless Birds Kiwi Bird New Zealand Seabirds Albatross
New Zealand Birds Flightless Birds Kiwi Bird New Zealand Seabirds Albatross
New Zealand has 3 endemic families of birds, which are found nowhere else, plus many different unique species.
With the splitting-up of the Gondwana and the isolation of Antarctica, New Zealand was at the heart of penguin evolution.
www.kiwi-wildlife.co.nz /newzealand_birds.php   (488 words)

  
 New Zealand Birds Gift Shop - Freshwater Birds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Distributed throughout New Zealand they are often seen in pairs on farmland, especially in hill country, and on ponds, lakes, coastal flats and high country riverbeds.
Although mainly a bird of the lowland swamps the pukeko has become widespread throughout New Zealand and is commonly seen foraging on urban and rural grasslands.
Though mainly a bird of the lowland swamps the Pukeko has become widespread throughout New Zealand and is often seen grazing in open farmland and foraging on urban and rural grasslands.
www.toysdirect.co.nz /NZB_List.asp?ID=35   (521 words)

  
 New Zealand Birds Gift Shop - Seashore Birds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
New Zealand is a seabird nation; its seas are among the richest in the world, both for variety of species and for sheer number of birds.
The New Zealand species, the Fiordland Crested Penguin, is found on the western coasts of the South and Stewart Islands, but is most common in the isolated fiords.
Birds climb over difficult ground to reach their nesting sites where in September and October they lay eggs in a hollow in the ground.
www.toysdirect.co.nz /NZB_List.asp?ID=36   (1017 words)

  
 New Zealand Birds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
NativeZ provide New Zealand made soft toys and gifts to be enjoyed, and aim to raise awareness of New Zealand's special wildlife and help support conservation projects.
New Zealand's isolation from other land masses resulted in a flora and fauna rich in endemic species.
Despite the extinction of at least 40 species of native bird since people arrived in New Zealand, this country remains remarkable for its huge number of unique birds.
www.toysdirect.co.nz /NZB_Search.asp   (407 words)

  
 Pictures of Kiwi Birds New Zealand
The kiwi is related to the ostrich of Africa, the emu of Australia and the now-extinct moa of New Zealand.
In November 2002, Bank of New Zealand Kiwi Recovery Trust was set up by DOC and the Bank of New Zealand to strengthen the funds and resources available to protect kiwi nationally Pictures of Kiwi Birds New Zealand.
Pictures of Kiwi Birds New Zealand have only remnants of wings, and like the moa to which they are related, lack a keel on the breastbone for attachment of flight muscles.
www.new-zealand-trip-advisor.com /pictures-of-kiwi-birds.html   (1927 words)

  
 New Zealand Birds
A great percentage of the 328 bird species (61 families) recorded within the New Zealand region (including the Antarctic territory) are of Australasian origin.
New Zealand's birds evolved in the absence of mammals (bats were present but not a threat) and took on some unusual roles normally occupied by mammals.
There are many introduced European and Australasian bird species, brought by early settlers in the 1800s for control of agricultural insect pests and for recreational sport shooting, such as, starling, rooks, crows, finches, thrush, myna, pheasant, quail, and waterfowl.
members.fortunecity.com /nzbirding/birds1.htm   (800 words)

  
 New Zealand travel tips, visitor information and Kiwi News.
During New Zealand's early time of isolation, birds continued to arrive and develop without large predators, making them vulnerable to foreign and more recent arrivals.
New Zealand has the worlds largest (and probably only flightless) parrot (the Kakapo), the only truly alpine parrot (kea), the oldest reptile (tuatara), the biggest earthworms, the heaviest insect (also the largest weta), the smallest bats, some of the oldest trees, and many of the rarest birds, insects, and plants in the world....
Far too many species of bird have become extinct since humans arrived on NZ including the various species of Dinornis (moa) the largest of which stood up to 2.5 metres high.
www.kiwinewz.com /html/birdofnz.htm   (435 words)

  
 ★ New Zealand Information. Information about NZ
New Zealand is a country in the Southwest Pacific.
Today, New Zealand local government is divided into 16 regional Territorial Authorities that encompass 57 districts and 16 cities of which four are unitary authorities, with combined regional and district administrative roles:
New Zealand schools have a four term year, of about 10 weeks each, and two or three weeks holidays between terms.
www.mkiwi.com /New+Zealand+information   (2474 words)

  
 Where do you want to go birding in New Zealand today?
Biodiversity on the Chatham Islands of New Zealand - by Bruce Marcot.
New Zealand is gorgeous: a combination of the rolling hills and sheep of Scotland, the snow-capped craggy mountains of Switzerland, and the fiords of Norway.
Birding New Zealand requires long treks between places, and often we would drive much of a day (through scenery that ranged from pleasant to downright spectacular) to a location that would add one or a few species to the trip list.
www.camacdonald.com /birding/panewzealand.htm   (2710 words)

  
 Extinct Birds of New Zealand
When Europeans arrived in New Zealand there were only a handful of recorded sightings in the North Island, but the laughing owl was frequently seen in the South Island.
The wren was a very tiny bird, about the size of a silvereye – a native species often seen in New Zealand gardens.
There are two wren species still found in New Zealand, the Rock Wren (found in the South Island, in alpine and sub-alpine areas) and the Rifleman (found throughout New Zealand).
www.kcc.org.nz /birds/extinct.asp   (1256 words)

  
 New Zealand Birds and How to Photograph Them on CD-ROM from CDAccess.com
New Zealand has always been synonymous with interesting and unusual species of birds, many of which are found only on these islands.
New Zealand has a wide variety of native, introduced and oceanic species.
It also covers species not seen alive in New Zealand, such as dead sea birds, like the North Atlantic shearwater and Christmas Island Shearwater, that have washed ashore after storms.
www.cdaccess.com /html/pc/nzbirds.htm   (548 words)

  
 common New Zealand forest birds
The wax-eye is a very recent arrival in New Zealand, in fact it's thought that it was self-introduced in the mid 1800s from Australia, perhaps when a flock of them was blown across the Tasman Sea by a storm.
This little sweetie is a New Zealand robin or, more accurately, a South Island robin, since this sub-species is noticeably different than the variety that lives in the North Island of New Zealand, or the separate Stewart Island version.
Like the fantail, the wax-eye and quite a few other New Zealand birds, the robin is very tame and unafraid of people, which is the natural result of evolving in a country with no mammalian predators.
www.richard-seaman.com /Birds/NewZealand/CommonForest   (1498 words)

  
 Backcountry New Zealand Native Birds - Kiwi, Kakapo,Robins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
New Zealand has an exceptional collection of New Zealand native birds for you to enjoy whilst exploring exceptional spectacular scenery hikes,in our New Zealand backpacking back country trails.
New Zealand, I enjoy hearing the dawn chorus, the distant call of the kiwi as dusk falls, the cry of the kea as it flies above, the chirp of the South Island fl robin, the cry of the kaka in the trees, the call of blue ducks by a mountain stream.
Birds commonly seen: Wading birds are there all year round, but the main flocks of godwit and knot are on location between September and March.
www.backcountrynz.com /new-zealand-native-birds.htm   (808 words)

  
 Birdwatching Eco Tours New Zealand South Pacific Australia Kiwi Wildlife Tours
New Zealand, the South Pacific Islands and Australia are very popular and safe destinations, and as birding and wildlife specialists we aim to ensure your visit to this beautiful part of the world is an experience of a lifetime.
Scheduled tour departures for New Zealand, NZ's Subantarctic Islands, North Queensland and the South Pacific (Fiji, New Caledonia and Solomon Islands).
We can arrange accommodation close to Auckland which lets you start a NZ birding holiday with a mix of a relaxed atmosphere (a chance to unwind from the international flight), a kauri forest setting with native owls at night, fine food and plenty of local birding hotspots for guided or self-drive excursions.
www.kiwi-wildlife.co.nz   (773 words)

  
 The Ornithological Society of New Zealand Rare Birds Committee
Records of species new to New Zealand will not be included in the Checklist until they have been accepted by the Committee.
An Unusual Bird Report form, which may undergo some revision, is to be used wherever possible in the interests of uniformity when reporting sightings to the Committee for its consideration.
In cases where there is no doubt about the identity of the bird involved, and this can be the case even with some rarely sighted birds, the Convenor can confirm the record on behalf of the Committee without needing to circulate the report among members for their consideration.
osnz.org.nz /rarebirds.htm   (1118 words)

  
 New Zealand Flora & Fauna Mount Aspiring National Park New Zealand Birds
The park, Lake Wanaka and the surrounding areas are pristine environments encompassing a diverse range of habitats and wilderness areas.
A myriad of native New Zealand and introduced birds and animals grace this exquisite terrain.
Ten of the fifty one species of native birds that inhabit the areas around Lake Wanaka are classified as rare.
www.edgewater.co.nz /resort/florafauna   (169 words)

  
 TKI - Identifying New Zealand Birds - ICT Learning Experience
After observing and identifying a range of New Zealand birds, students use a Microsoft Word template to consolidate and recall the information on one particular bird.
After studying a variety of birds and their features, the students selected one bird to study in depth.
Included on this poster was a title, four bulleted clues, and a picture of their bird hidden by a lift up flap.
www.tki.org.nz /r/ict/ictpd/identify_nz_birds_e.php   (305 words)

  
 BUBL LINK: New zealand
Forum devoted to exploring how historians of Australia and New Zealand might employ new technologies in research and teaching, and also concerned with ways interactive multimedia can be most effectively used to represent the past.
Information for bird watchers such as sanctuary details, an alphabetical checklist of Latin and common names, and a gallery of endemic, native, introduced, and extinct birds comprise this resource.
News, events, publications, and other documentation that reflect the input of the Society into education, policy advice to government, and involvement with NZ science and technology organisations.
bubl.ac.uk /link/n/newzealand.htm   (902 words)

  
 New Zealand Native Birds - Birdwatching & Ornithology, Lake Brunner, West Coast New Zealand
New Zealand has a variety of native birds, and in this alpine environment, a number of species which may be seen.
The Pukeko is a swamp bird that has thrived with the advent of civilisation.
A cheeky, inquisitive bird, they will flit along with you as you walk, keeping a careful watch on your invasion of their territory.
www.fly-fishing-guides-new-zealand.co.nz /bird_watching.htm   (357 words)

  
 Threatened Birds of New Zealand
Birds are animals but the list of threatened New Zealand birds has been separated from the 'Threatened!
Animals' page because New Zealand has a lot of native birds in danger of becoming extinct.
The list is divided into three groups, A, B and C. The birds listed in the ‘A’ group are the most threatened.
www.kcc.org.nz /species/threatened/birds.asp   (174 words)

  
 New Zealand Birds Gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Native — birds that are naturally found in the country or are self-introduced.
There will be 4 New Zealand Bird bird song CDs given every month for a correct answer.
Many of the columns used in the gallery are revised editions of columns written for the Bay of Plenty Times and the Opotiki News.
www.nzbirds.com /birds/gallery.html   (167 words)

  
 Links to other information about New Zealand birds
The Ornithological Society of New Zealand - fostering the study, knowledge and enjoyment of birds.
Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust - Wingspan has been established for the research, captive management, rehabilitation and public awareness of New Zealand birds of prey.
Wrybill Birding Tours - Apart from containing information on the tours, there is a lot of non-commercial content in the form of birding information, trip reports from various birding sites, photos of rarities, rediscovery of the New Zealand storm-petrel, etc.
www.kiwihouse.org.nz /links.htm   (384 words)

  
 Nature & Co New Zealand - Native Wildlife - Birds - Selected Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Kea, Bird of Paradox (the Evolution and Behaviour of a NZ Parrot)
Preliminary modelling of impact of logging on forest birds in south Westland
Children of Tane: New Zealand birds of the forest
www.natureandco.com /land_and_wildlife/wildlife/biblio-for-birds.php3   (212 words)

  
 Hiking New Zealand, Backpackers, Backpacking, Travel, Photos ...
Perhaps its the location, perhaps its because New Zealand rarely finds its way into the international media but with its green lands, blue seas, snow capped mountains, pristine lakes and singing birds it remains an idyllic holiday destination.
With the arrival of the pioneers and the gold rush comes the next exciting era of New Zealand history and glory.
Situated just five minutes walk from Russell Wharf in New Zealand's beautiful Bay of Islands, Pukeko Cottage is definitely not your average Backpackers.
www.backpack-newzealand.com   (350 words)

  
 Preen - New Zealand birds & prestigious Victorian books - Auckland Museum New Zealand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In the nineteenth century, new printing methods, a thirst for knowledge, a craving for the exotic and growing wealth in Britain converged to create a desire for deluxe natural history books.
Now these prestigious bird books are not only striking with their artistic qualities but are also scientifically important as they bear witness to the grace, mystique and passing of vanished species.
Counterpointing the splendour of hand-coloured lithographs are handsome bird specimens and striking photo reproductions of the open pages of key works; the descriptions, both scientific and artistic, portrayed New Zealand birds to a Victorian world.
www.aucklandmuseum.com /?t=622   (232 words)

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