These are a few of the pictures -- most are not processed yet -- from a very enjoyable Tropical Birding tour to New Zealand in January 2011 (see full trip report). We had a lot of rainy weather but still managed to see many endemics. New Zealand is a truly magical place.
Many of the pictures are from two excellent pelagics.
The pictures are copyrighted and should not be used without permission.
Parkinson's (Black) petrel
New Zealand storm-petrel
Takahe (This is Greg, a long-time resident of Tiritiri Matangi. He and the other, wilder Takahes were transported here too recently to be "countable", we reluctantly decided. Hint: When around Greg, keep your lunch well out of reach!)
Wrybill (note the bent bill)
New Zealand Kaka
New Zealand bellbird
Saddleback on Tiritiri Matangi
Stitchbird on Tiritiri Matangi (Introduced relatively recently and dependent on people, this bird -- we reluctantly decided -- is not countable. But it was a priviledge to see it!)
Whitehead (not a good picture, but a bona fide wild bird, seen in a remote valley on the North Island.)
New Zealand robin
California quail (one of many introduced species)
Birds from the USA and Canada: our house, Texas, California, Hawaii, Canada,
Neotropic birds from Central America and the Caribbean: Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago
Neotropic birds from South America: Ecuador, Brazil.
Western palearctic birds: Europe: Germany, Finland, Norway, Europe: United Kingdom, Europe: Spain, the Canary Islands, Europe: Lesbos, Greece, Israel
Eastern palearctic birds: China
Birds from Africa: The Gambia, South Africa
Indo-Malayan birds from India: North-west (Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand) India: North-east (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya) India: Central (Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh)
Birds from Australia, New Zealand.
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