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Otago Peninsular, Taiaroa Head (birds found here)

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Yellow-eyed penguin
Photo by Dave Curtis
Birds found in the Otago Peninsular
(Birdlife commonly seen throughout the year includes):—
Little blue penguin Eudyptula minor,
Yellow-eyed penguin Megadyptes antipodes
Royal albatross Diomedea epomophora
Buller's albatross Diomedea bulleri
Shy albatross Diomedea cauta
Giant petrel Macronectes giganteus
Stewart Island ShagLeucocarbo chalconotus
Spotted Shag  Stictocarbo punctatus
Pied shag Phalacrocorax varius
Little black shag Phalacrocorax sulcirostris
Little pied shag Phalacrocorax melanoleucos
Paradise duck Tadorna variegate
Grey duck Anas superciliosa
Royal spoonbill Platalea regia
White-faced heron  Ardea novaehollandiae
Spur-winged plover Vanellus miles
South Island pied oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
Variable Oystercatcher  Haematopus unicolor
Red-billed gull Larus novaehollandiae
White-fronted tern  Sterna striata
Black-fronted tern  Sterna albostriata
Pied stilt Himantopus himantopus
Eastern Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica baueri
Kingfisher Halcyon sancta
(page last updated  12 June 2007)