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The royal spoonbill (Platalea regia)

The royal spoonbill (Platalea regia)

The royal spoonbill (Platalea regia) also known as the black-billed spoonbill, occurs in intertidal flats and shallows of fresh and saltwater wetlands in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and... more

White heron,(Egretta alba modesta)

White heron,(Egretta alba modesta)

The white heron or kotuku is well-loved by the New Zealand people, but it is rarely seen except by those who specifically seek it out. Its sole New Zealand breeding site near Okarito Lagoon in Westland is well-... more

Clathrus archeri ( octopus stinkhorn)

Clathrus archeri ( octopus stinkhorn)

Clathrus archeri (synonyms Lysurus archeri, Anthurus archeri, Pseudocolus archeri), commonly known as octopus stinkhorn, or devil's fingers, is a fungus which like most fungi has a global distribution. The youn... more

New Zealand fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa)

New Zealand fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa)

The New Zealand fantail occurs in two colour morphs: pied and black. The adult pied fantail has a greyish head, prominent white eyebrows, brown back and rump, cinnamon breast and belly, white and black bands ac... more

Geastrum saccatum. (earth star)

Geastrum saccatum. (earth star)

Geastrum saccatum, commonly known as the rounded earthstar, is a species of mushroom belonging to the Geastrum genus. It has a worldwide distribution and is found growing on rotting wood..Geastrum saccatum is a... more

New Zealand fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa)

New Zealand fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa)

The fantail is one of the few native bird species in New Zealand that has been able to adapt to an environment greatly altered by humans. Originally a bird of open native forests and scrub, it is now also found... more

Day at the zoo.

Day at the zoo.

Meerkats plan their day depending on the weather – when the sun warms the surface of their burrows they emerge, but if it’s overcast or raining they stay inside.

Fly agaric.

Fly agaric.

Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita, is a basidiomycete mushroom, one of many in the genus Amanita. It is also a muscimol mushroom. Native throughout the temperate and boreal regio... more

Boletus edulis (penny bun, cep, porcino or porcini)

Boletus edulis (penny bun, cep, porcino or porcini)

Boletus edulis (English: penny bun, cep, porcino or porcini) is a basidiomycete fungus, and the type species of the genus Boletus.The fungus grows in deciduous and coniferous forests and tree plantations, formi... more

Laughing Jim (Gymnopilus junonius)

Laughing Jim (Gymnopilus junonius)

Gymnopilus junonius is a species of mushroom in the family Cortinariaceae. Commonly known as Laughing Gym, Laughing Cap, Laughing Jim, or the Spectacular Rustgill, this large orange mushroom is typically found ... more

Psathyrella

Psathyrella

Psathyrella is a large genus of about 400 species, and is similar to the genera Coprinellus, Coprinopsis, Coprinus and Panaeolus, usually with a thin cap and white or yellowish white hollow stem.

New Zealand fantail.  (Rhipidura fuliginosa)

New Zealand fantail. (Rhipidura fuliginosa)

The fantail is one of New Zealand’s best known birds, with its distinctive fanned tail and loud song, and particularly because it often approaches within a metre or two of people. Its wide distribution and habi... more

The Kea ( Nestor notabilis)

The Kea ( Nestor notabilis)

The kea is a large species of parrot of the superfamily Strigopoidea found in forested and alpine regions of the South Island of New Zealand..Above the forest line in the Southern Alps in the South Island of Ne... more

Pied stilt. (himantopus.)

Pied stilt. (himantopus.)

The pied stilt is a dainty wading bird with, as its name suggests, black-and-white coloration and very long legs. It is common at wetlands and coastal areas throughout New Zealand and may be seen feeding alongs... more

Southern New Zealand  fur seal.

Southern New Zealand fur seal.

(Arctocephalus forsteri). the Australasian fur seal, South Australian fur seal, New Zealand fur seal, Antipodean fur seal, or long-nosed fur seal, is a species of fur seal found mainly around the South and West... more

Lycoperdon pyriforme,(Pear shaped puffball)

Lycoperdon pyriforme,(Pear shaped puffball)

Lycoperdon pyriforme, commonly known as the pear-shaped puffball or stump puffball, is a saprobic fungus present throughout much of the world.

Pholiota subflammans.

Pholiota subflammans.

Pholiota flammans, commonly known as the yellow pholiota, the flaming Pholiota, or the flame scalecap, is a basidiomycete agaric mushroom of the genus Pholiota. Its fruit body is golden-yellow in color througho... more

Pleurotus ostreatus,

Pleurotus ostreatus,

Pleurotus ostreatus is easily recognized by the way it grows on wood in shelf-like clusters; its relatively large size; its whitish gills that run down a stubby, nearly-absent stem; and its whitish to lilac spore print.

Pholiota.

Pholiota.

Pholiota is a genus of small to medium-sized, fleshy mushrooms in the family Strophariaceae. They are saprobes that typically live on wood. The genus has a widespread distribution, especially in temperate regio... more

Alpine jelly cone. ( Guepiniopsis alpina )

Alpine jelly cone. ( Guepiniopsis alpina )

Guepiniopsis alpina, commonly known as the jelly cup, alpine jelly cone, or poor man's gumdrop, is a species of fungus in the family Dacrymycetaceae. The small, gelatinous Fruit bodies are orange and cone or cup shaped.

Gymnopilus junonius

Gymnopilus junonius

Gymnopilus junonius is a large and colourful wood-rotting species that occurs in small groups at the bases of dead broad-leaf trees and occasionally conifers from spring through to early winter. When seen in fu... more

Ileodictyon cibarium. (basket fungi).

Ileodictyon cibarium. (basket fungi).

Ileodictyon cibarium is a saprobic species of fungus in the family Phallaceae. It is native to New Zealand, where it commonly known as the basket fungus or the white basket fungus, alluding to the fruiting bodi... more

Blue duck/whio. (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos)

Blue duck/whio. (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos)

The blue duck/whio is only found in New Zealand. It is a nationally vulnerable species and faces a risk of becoming extinct...The blue duck is one of a handful of torrent duck species worldwide. It is a river s... more

The black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus)

The black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus)

The black-tailed prairie dog is a member of the squirrel family and is closely related to the ground squirrel. It has yellowish to reddish brown fur on its back and sides and lighter colored fur under its neck ... more

Kōwhai. (Sophora spp)

Kōwhai. (Sophora spp)

Kōwhai are small woody legume trees within the genus Sophora that are native to New Zealand. There are eight species, with Sophora microphylla and S. tetraptera being the most recognised as large trees. Their ... more

Dall Sheep.(Ovis dalli)

Dall Sheep.(Ovis dalli)

Calgary Zoo..The thinhorn sheep is a species of sheep native to northwestern North America, ranging from white to slate brown in colour and having curved, yellowish-brown horns. Wikipedia.Scientific name:

NZ  South Island robin (Petroica australis)

NZ South Island robin (Petroica australis)

The South Island robin is a familiar bird to those who venture into the South Island back-country. It occurs in forest and scrub habitats, where it spends much time foraging on the ground, and can be recognised... more

Amanita muscaria,  Fly agaric.

Amanita muscaria, Fly agaric.

Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita, is a mushroom and psychoactive basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita. Native throughout the temperate and boreal regions of th... more

Spur winged plover.  (Vanellus miles),

Spur winged plover. (Vanellus miles),

The masked lapwing (Vanellus miles), also known as the masked plover and often called the spur-winged plover or just plover in its native range, is a large, common and conspicuous bird native to Australia, part... more

Paradise shelduck. (Tadorna variegata)

Paradise shelduck. (Tadorna variegata)

Female has white head..The paradise shelduck is a large goose-like duck endemic to New Zealand. It is a shelduck, a group of large goose-like birds which are part of the bird family Anatidae. The genus name Tad... more

Lycoperdon pyriforme,(Pear shaped puffball

Lycoperdon pyriforme,(Pear shaped puffball

)..Lycoperdon pyriforme, commonly known as the pear-shaped puffball or stump puffball, is a saprobic fungus present throughout much of the world. Emerging in autumn, this puffball is common and abundant on deca... more

Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis)

Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis)

Silvereyes .. were self introduced in the 1800s and now have a wide distribution throughout New Zealand. They have made the forest their home and are now among the most common bird in suburbia too. .The silvere... more

Sperm Whale.

Sperm Whale.

The sperm whale's unique body is unlikely to be confused with any other species. The sperm whale's distinctive shape comes from its very large, block-shaped head, which can be one-quarter to one-third of the an... more

Pied Stilt.(Himantopus himantopus)

Pied Stilt.(Himantopus himantopus)

The pied stilt is a dainty wading bird with, as its name suggests, black-and-white coloration and very long legs. It is common at wetlands and coastal areas throughout New Zealand and may be seen feeding alongs... more

Clathrus archeri.Devils fingers.

Clathrus archeri.Devils fingers.

When it come to creepy looking plants, Clathrus archeri has creeps to spare. Commonly known as Devils Fingers (or the rather less scary name of Octopus Stinkhorn), it is a native to Australia and Tasmania, alth... more

King Bolete (Boletus edulis)

King Bolete (Boletus edulis)

Boletus edulis, known as the Cep, Porcino or Penny-bun Bolete, is a most sought-after edible bolete. It is frequently found at the edges of clearings in broad-leaved and coniferous forests.

Bird nest fungi.

Bird nest fungi.

Bird's nest fungi are a small group of saprophytic fungi that have a unique way of reproducing. .As their common name suggests they look like small bird's nests complete with eggs. In fact, the nest is a splash... more

Pied Shag. NZ. (Phalacrocorax varius,)

Pied Shag. NZ. (Phalacrocorax varius,)

The pied shag is found exclusively in Australia and New Zealand, wintering along the whole coast and inland in both countries.Shags are swift underwater swimmers, with a sharp hooked beak to help them catch fis... more

Mycena.

Mycena.

Mycena is a large genus of small saprotrophic mushrooms that are rarely more than a few centimeters in width. They are characterized by a white spore print, a small conical or bell-shaped cap, and a thin fragile stem.

Sulphur tufts (Hypholoma fasciculare)

Sulphur tufts (Hypholoma fasciculare)

This fungus is poisonous..Sulphur Tuft is a pale to bright sulphur yellow mushroom with a orange to brown coloured tip growing in groups or "tufts" on rotting wood in forests and woodlands to a height of about ... more

Fairy Inkcap – Coprinus disseminatus.

Fairy Inkcap – Coprinus disseminatus.

Identification: Cap width 0.5 to 1.5cm. Stem height 1.5 to 4cm. A tiny species which grow in large troops producing bell-like caps. These caps are whitish and deeply pleated when young. As they age the flesh be... more

Armillaria. ?

Armillaria. ?

Honey fungus, or Armillaria is a genus of parasitic fungi that live on trees and woody shrubs. It includes about 10 species formerly lumped together as A. mellea. Armillarias are long lived and form some of the... more

Mycena.

Mycena.

Mycena is a large genus of small saprotrophic mushrooms that are rarely more than a few centimeters in width. They are characterized by a white spore print, a small conical or bell-shaped cap, and a thin fragile stem.

Leratiomyces.

Leratiomyces.

Common name: Redlead Roundhead..Leratiomyces ceres is a poisonous, saprobic mushroom which has a bright red to orange cap and dark purple-brown spore deposit. It is a landscaping "import" usually found growing ... more

Coprinellus disseminatus (Fairies Bonnets)

Coprinellus disseminatus (Fairies Bonnets)

The Coprinus disseminatus (Coprinus disseminatus) fungus is very common that almost always comes after heavy rains and lasts at most a few days. It is saprobic, growing in clusters, often by the hundreds; on de... more

Hypholoma (Genus)

Hypholoma (Genus)

Fungi of the genus Hypholoma are quite well known due to the commonness of sulphur tuft on stumps in temperate woodlands.

Shaggy Parasol. (Chlorophyllum rhacodes)

Shaggy Parasol. (Chlorophyllum rhacodes)

The shaggy parasol is a large and conspicuous agaric, with thick brown scales and protuberances on its fleshy white cap. The gills and spore print are both white in colour. Its stipe is slender, but bulbous at ... more

Fly Agaric. (Amanita muscaria,)

Fly Agaric. (Amanita muscaria,)

Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita, is a mushroom and psychoactive basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita. Native throughout the temperate and boreal regions of th... more

Coprinellus micaceus

Coprinellus micaceus

Coprinellus micaceus is a common species of fungus in the family Psathyrellaceae with a cosmopolitan distribution. The fruit bodies of the saprobe typically grow in clusters on or near rotting hardwood tree stu... more

Gymnopilus junonius.

Gymnopilus junonius.

Gymnopilus junonius is a large and colourful wood-rotting species that occurs in small groups at the bases of dead broad-leaf trees and occasionally conifers from spring through to early winter. When seen in fu... more

Hypholoma fasciculare, (Sulphur tuft,)

Hypholoma fasciculare, (Sulphur tuft,)

Hypholoma fasciculare, (Sulphur tuft,)..Hypholoma fasciculare, commonly known as the sulphur tuft, sulfur tuft or clustered woodlover, is a common woodland mushroom, often in evidence when hardly any other mush... more

Sulphur tuft. (Hypholoma fasciculare) Worms eye view.

Sulphur tuft. (Hypholoma fasciculare) Worms eye view.

Hypholoma fasciculare, commonly known as the sulphur tuft, sulfur tuft or clustered woodlover, is a common woodland mushroom, often in evidence when hardly any other mushrooms are to be found. This saprophagic ... more

Smooth Ink Cap (Coprinus atramentarius)

Smooth Ink Cap (Coprinus atramentarius)

Smooth Ink Cap (Coprinus Atramentarius) This common fungus grows on buried wood, and is typically found on the edge of woodlands paths and old treestumps, often found in groups. This type of fungus grows to be ... more

Clathrus archeri.Devils fingers.

Clathrus archeri.Devils fingers.

When it come to creepy looking plants, Clathrus archeri has creeps to spare. Commonly known as Devils Fingers (or the rather less scary name of Octopus Stinkhorn), it is a native to Australia and Tasmania, alth... more

Basket fungi. (Ileodictyon cibarium)

Basket fungi. (Ileodictyon cibarium)

Ileodictyon cibarium is a saprobic species of fungus in the family Phallaceae. It is endemic to New Zealand, where it commonly known as the basket fungus or the white basket fungus, alluding to the fruit bodies... more

Sulphur tuft. (Hypholoma fasciculare)

Sulphur tuft. (Hypholoma fasciculare)

Hypholoma fasciculare, commonly known as the sulphur tuft, sulfur tuft or clustered woodlover, is a common woodland mushroom, often in evidence when hardly any other mushrooms are to be found. This saprophagic ... more

Mycena. sp

Mycena. sp

Mycena is a large genus of small saprotrophic mushrooms that are rarely more than a few centimeters in width. They are characterized by a white spore print, a small conical or bell-shaped cap, and a thin fragile stem

Coprinellus micaceus.

Coprinellus micaceus.

Has a creamy or fawn cap with glistening particles over the surface on young fruit bodies. These disappear or wash off with age. .Common name: Mica ink-cap, Glistening ink-cap.Found: Grasslands.Substrate: Berri... more

Pholiota subflammans.

Pholiota subflammans.

Common name: None.Found: Native forest.Substrate: Wood.Spore: BrownHeight: 70 mm.Width: 30 mm.Season: Autumn.Edible: No

Mycena

Mycena

Mycena is a large genus of small saprotrophic mushrooms that are rarely more than a few centimeters in width. They are characterized by a white spore print, a small conical or bell-shaped cap, and a thin fragile stem.

Campanella species.

Campanella species.

Campanella species 1..These are thin and delicate, maybe 1cm diameter. They are a pale blue-grey colour and were found on rotten twigs.

Mycena parsonsii ?

Mycena parsonsii ?

Common name: None.Found: Native forest.Substrate: Grows on wood..Spore: WhiteHeight: 45 mm.Width: 15 mm.Season: Autumn.Edible: Unknown

Leratiomyces  ( Redlead Roundhead)

Leratiomyces ( Redlead Roundhead)

Leratiomyces ceres,commonly known as the Redlead Roundhead, is mushroom which has a bright red to orange cap and dark purple-brown spore deposit. It is usually found growing gregariously on wood chips and is on... more

Coprinellus micaceus.

Coprinellus micaceus.

Coprinellus micaceus is a common species of fungus in the family Psathyrellaceae with a cosmopolitan distribution. The fruit bodies of the saprobe typically grow in clusters on or near rotting hardwood tree stu... more

Brick Caps mushrooms (Hypholoma lateritium,)

Brick Caps mushrooms (Hypholoma lateritium,)

This widely distributed fall mushroom, sometimes called the "brick cap," can be found growing in tight clusters on hardwood stumps and logs

Orange Pore Fungus (Favolaschia calocera)

Orange Pore Fungus (Favolaschia calocera)

Grows on WOOD.. .Common Name: Orange pore Fungus. .Fruit-body: This little fungus is very bright orange in colour. It is fan shaped like a ping pong bat, with a short stem (up to 20 mm long), attached to the si... more

King Bolete (Boletus edulis)

King Bolete (Boletus edulis)

This mushroom is known world-wide as one of the best edibles. It is called the cep in France, the Steinpilz in Germany, porcini in Italy, and "king bolete" in English speaking countries. It has many close relat... more

Leratiomyces ceres (Redlead Roundhead)

Leratiomyces ceres (Redlead Roundhead)

Redlead roundhead is an attractive fungus easily recognised by its orange, slimy cap and dark gills. It can be found growing in large clusters on woodchip mulch.

King Boletes. (Boletus edulis)

King Boletes. (Boletus edulis)

The King Bolete is a very popular, delicious, meaty mushroom that grows all over the world. It has many names such as king, cep, porcini, steinpilz, penny bun and many others. It is apparently a complex of clos... more

White heron,(Egretta alba modesta)

White heron,(Egretta alba modesta)

A rare bird.Rare in New Zealand, with a population of just 100–120 birds, the elegant white heron or kōtuku (Ardea modesta) is nevertheless common in India, Japan, China and Australia, where it is known as the ... more

South Island robin (Petroica australis australis)

South Island robin (Petroica australis australis)

The New Zealand robin/toutouwai is a sparrow-sized bird found only in New Zealand...They are friendly and trusting, often coming to within a couple of metres of people. The people themselves are not always the ... more

Panaeolus sphinctrinus - (Hoop petticoat)

Panaeolus sphinctrinus - (Hoop petticoat)

Panaeolus sphinctrinus - Hoop Petticoat .FAMILY: Coprinaceae.GENUS: Panaeolus.SPECIES: Sphinctrinus.COMMON NAMES: Ink Caps, Hoop-Petticoat, ..Panaeolus sphinctrinus features a cap of 1-5 cm across that is conic... more

Schizophyllum commune (Split gill)

Schizophyllum commune (Split gill)

Schizophyllum commune is a common species of fungus in the genus Schizophyllum. It was initially described as a morphological species of global distribution and then revealed to be a species complex encompassin... more

Cladonia asahinae. (pixie cup lichen)

Cladonia asahinae. (pixie cup lichen)

Cladonia asahinae (commonly known as the pixie cup lichen)..A club lichen, this species is typically found on acidic soil on rotting wood, moss or humus that covers tree bases. Its definitive feature is that it... more

Spotted shag. (Stictocarbo punctatus)

Spotted shag. (Stictocarbo punctatus)

The spotted shag/parekareka is a medium-sized, grey-blue marine shag with a long, slender bill and yellow-orange feet. Adult breeding birds have small black spots on their back and wings...Spotted shags/parekar... more

Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis)

Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis)

Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis) were self introduced in the 1800s and now have a wide distribution throughout New Zealand. They have made the forest their home and are now among the most common bird in suburbia... more

Crepidotus versutus. ( evasive agaric)

Crepidotus versutus. ( evasive agaric)

Crepidotus versutus, commonly known as the evasive agaric, is a species of fungi in the family Crepidotaceae. It is saprobic on wood, like other Crepidotus species, but it can also decompose herbaceous forest l... more

Blue duck/whio. NZ

Blue duck/whio. NZ

The blue duck/whio is only found in New Zealand. It is a nationally vulnerable species and faces a risk of becoming extinct..The blue duck is one of a handful of torrent duck species worldwide. It is a river sp... more

Wolf's milk slime.  (Lycogala epidendrum,)

Wolf's milk slime. (Lycogala epidendrum,)

Wolf's milk slime is a slime mould with a small (diameter to 1.5 cm) ball- or cushion-shaped fruiting body. It varies greatly in colour depending on age, from the greyish-pink colour of the immature specimens ... more

Basket Fungi.

Basket Fungi.

Ileodictyon cibarium is a saprobic species of fungus in the family Phallaceae. It is endemic to New Zealand, where it commonly known as the basket fungus or the white basket fungus, alluding to the fruiting bod... more

Stinkhorn (Phallaceae)

Stinkhorn (Phallaceae)

The fruiting body of a stinkhorn fungus emerges from the ground as an egg-like structure. It then splits open, revealing a stalk with a number of coloured arms. . Stinkhorn fungi produce a smelly mucus mass ful... more

Amanita muscaria.

Amanita muscaria.

Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita, is a mushroom and psychoactive basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita.

The pied shag,(Phalacrocorax varius,)

The pied shag,(Phalacrocorax varius,)

Pied shags mainly inhabit coastal habitats about much of New Zealand. Adults have the crown, back of the neck, mantle, rump, wings, thighs and tail black, although on close inspection the upper wing coverts are... more

The white-faced heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)

The white-faced heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)

The white-faced heron is New Zealand's most common heron, despite being a relatively new arrival to this country. It is a tall, elegant, blue-grey bird that can be seen stalking its prey in almost any aquatic h... more

Stinkhorn Fungus.

Stinkhorn Fungus.

The fruiting body of a stinkhorn fungus emerges from the ground as an egg-like structure. It then splits open, revealing a stalk with a number of coloured arms. This species, Anthurus archeri, is growing in a c... more

Gymnopilus junonius

Gymnopilus junonius

Gymnopilus junonius is a species of mushroom in the family Cortinariaceae. Commonly known as Laughing Gym, Laughing Cap, Laughing Jim, or the Spectacular Rustgill, this large orange mushroom is typically found ... more

PUKEKO     (Porphyrio porphyrio).

PUKEKO (Porphyrio porphyrio).

Also known as the swamp hen, this is the most commonly encountered of the five living species of the rail family native to New Zealand, the others being the closely related takahe or Notornis, weka, banded rail... more

Black back gulls.(Larus dominicanus)

Black back gulls.(Larus dominicanus)

Black-backed gulls. ..Black-backed gulls or karoro (Larus dominicanus) can be found in the southern hemisphere from Antarctica to the subtropics. Elsewhere they are known as Dominican or kelp gulls. The subspec... more

Spotted Shag. NZ (Phalacrocorax punctatus).

Spotted Shag. NZ (Phalacrocorax punctatus).

The spotted shag or parekareka (Phalacrocorax punctatus) is a species of cormorant endemic to New Zealand. Originally classified as Phalacrocorax punctatus, it is sufficiently different in appearance from typic... more

Yellow-eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes)

Yellow-eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes)

It is found only in New Zealand. They are found mostly on the southeast coast of the South Island, Stewart Island and on the subantarctic Campbell and Auckland Islands. Their numbers on the mainland have declin... more

Hypholoma brunneum.

Hypholoma brunneum.

Hypholoma brunneum is a wood-rotting fungus grows on decaying wood usually in dense clumps, possibly only in Australia-NZ. It has a brown to dark brown cap, to 60 mm, with whitish scales towards the margin. The... more

Idea leuconoe - Paper Kite

Idea leuconoe - Paper Kite

Idea leuconoe - Paper Kite.Commonly known as the Paper Kite, Idea leuconoe are native to densely forested regions in South China, South Japan, Malaya, Java, Borneo, and the Philippines. These butterflies have w... more

White heron,( Egretta alba modesta),NZ.

White heron,( Egretta alba modesta),NZ.

A large white heron with a long yellow bill, long dark legs and a very long neck. When breeding, the bill becomes grey-black and long filamentous plumes develop, mainly on the back. In flight, the white heron t... more

Starling (Sternus vulgaris)

Starling (Sternus vulgaris)

The Starling was introduced to New Zealand between the 1860’s and 80’s. It was brought in for practical reasons rather than sentimental reasons, as it was judged to be a bird well-suited to a drastically change... more

Australian Pelican. (Pelecanus conspicillatus)

Australian Pelican. (Pelecanus conspicillatus)

The Australian Pelican is a gregarious species often seen feeding, roosting and breeding in large flocks...The adult has black and white plumage. The upperparts are white with conspicuous black V ending on the ... more

Canada geese (Branta canadensis) NZ

Canada geese (Branta canadensis) NZ

Canada geese (Branta canadensis) are a problematic introduced bird in New Zealand because of the damage caused to pastures and crops...History.Canada geese were introduced as a game bird into New Zealand in 190... more

The Australian coot.  (Fulica prisca)

The Australian coot. (Fulica prisca)

The Australian coot is a smart, dark-grey, duck-like waterbird, instantly recognisable from its bright white bill and frontal shield. Coots are related to gallinules – the branch of the rail family that include... more

White faced heron. (Egretta novaehollandiae)

White faced heron. (Egretta novaehollandiae)

The white-faced heron is New Zealand's most common heron, despite being a relatively new arrival to this country. It is a tall, elegant, blue-grey bird that can be seen stalking its prey in almost any aquatic h... more

Hypholoma brunneum.

Hypholoma brunneum.

Grows on wood in small clusters during autumn - winter..Common name: None..Found: Native forest..Substrate: Found on wood in small groups or singly..Spore: BrownHeight: 60 mm..Width: 40 mm..Season: Early autumn... more

White faced Heron.(Egretta novaehollandiae)

White faced Heron.(Egretta novaehollandiae)

The white-faced heron (Egretta novaehollandiae) also known as the white-fronted heron,[2] and incorrectly as the grey heron,[3] or blue crane,[2] is a common bird throughout most of Australasia, including New G... more