The List!

Someone once said to me that it would be good if we had a list of all the wild things found in Karamea.  I thought that was a good idea, and I have started this list.   This is not everything found in Karamea, but rather everything I have found so far in Karamea, so it is a work in progress and will constantly be updated (I hope!)

our birds

Swans & Geese

Black swan   |  Cygnus atratus  |  Kakianau  |

Greylag goose , Honker  | Anser anser  |  

Canada goose  |  Branta canadensis  |

Ducks

Paradise shelduck  | Tadorna variegata  |  Putangitangi  |

Blue duck  |  Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos  |  Whio  |

Grey teal |   Anas gracilis  |  Titi, Titimoroiti  |

Mallard  |  Anas platyrhynchos  |

Grey duck  |  Anas superciliosa  |

Australasian shoveler  |  Anas rhynchotis  |

New Zealand scaup  |  Aythya novaeseelandiae  |  Papango  |

Sea Birds

Little Blue penguin  |  Eudyptula minor  |  Korora  |

Australasian gannet  |  Morus serrator  |  Takapu  |

Shags/Cormorants

Little shag  |  Phalacrocorax melanoleucos  |  Kawau paka  |

Black shag  |  Phalacrocorax carbo  |  Kawau  |

Pied shag  |  Phalacrocorax varius  |  Kawau  |

Little black shag  |  Phalacrocorax sulcirostris  |   Kawau tui  |

Spotted shag  |  Stictocarbo punctatus  |  Kawau tikitiki  |

Herons/Egrets

White heron  |  Ardea modesta  |  Kotuku  |

Cattle egret  |  Ardea ibis  |

White-faced heron  |  Egretta novaehollandiae  |  Matuku moana  |

Australasian bittern  |  Botaurus poiciloptilus  |  Matuku  |

Royal spoonbill  |  Platalea regia  |  Kotuku ngutupapa  |

Hawks & Falcons

Swamp harrier  |  Circus approximans  |  Kahu  | 

New Zealand falcon  |  Falco novaeseelandiae  |  Karearea  |

Rails

Woodhen  |  Gallirallus australis  |  Weka  | 

Pukeko  |  Porphyrio melanotus  |  Pukeko  |

Gulls & Godwits

Bar-tailed godwit  |  Limosa lapponica  |

Variable oystercatcher  |  Haematopus unicolor  |

South Island pied oystercatcher  |  Haematopus finschi  |

Pied stilt  |  Himantopus himantopus  |

New Zealand dotterel  |  Charadrius obscurus  |

Spur-winged plover  |  Vanellus miles  |

Southern black-backed gull  |  Larus dominicanus  |

Red-billed gull  |  Larus novaehollandiae  |

Black-billed gull  |  Larus bulleri  |

Caspian tern  |  Hydroprogne caspia  |

White-fronted tern  |  Sterna striata  |

Songbirds & others

New Zealand pigeon  |  Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae  |  Kereru  |

Shining cuckoo  |  Chrysococcyx lucidus  |

Sacred kingfisher  |  Todiramphus sanctus  |  Kotare  | 

Grey warbler  |  Gerygone igata  |  Riroriro  |

Bellbird  |  Anthornis melanura  |  Koimako, Makomako  |

Parson bird   |  Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae  |  Tui  |

Australian magpie  |  Gymnorhina tibicen  | 

New Zealand fantail  |  Rhipidura fuliginosa  |  Piwakawaka  | 

Tomtit  |  Petroica macrocephala  |  Miromiro, Piropiro  |

Rifleman  |  Acanthisitta chloris  |  Titipounamu  |

South Island robin  |  Petroica australis  |  Kakaruwai  |

Eurasian skylark  |  Alauda arvensis  |   Kaireka  |

Fernbird  |  Bowdleria punctata  |  Matata, koroatito  |

Silvereye  |  Zosterops lateralis  |

Welcome swallow  |  Hirundo neoxena  |

Eurasian blackbird  |  Turdus merula  |

Song thrush  |  Turdus philomelos  |

Common starling  |  Sturnus vulgaris  |

House sparrow  |  Passer domesticus  |

New Zealand pipit  |  Anthus novaeseelandiae  |

Dunnock  |  Prunella modularis  |

Chaffinch  |  Fringilla coelebs  |

European greenfinch  |  Carduelis chloris  |

European goldfinch  |  Carduelis carduelis  |

Common redpoll  |  Carduelis flammea  |

Yellowhammer  |  Emberiza citrinella  |

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