New Zealand

5th November - 4th December 2005

Tiritiri Matangi Island: Part 2

Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) - more Tui photos

Both Tui and Bellbird are naturally occurring on Tiritiri, and since the reforestation of the island their populations have exploded.

Bellbird (Anthornis melanura) - more Bellbird photos

Throughout New Zealand, the Grey Warbler is the most commonly encountered native landbird, but on Tiritiri it seemed quite rare with this juvenile and its parents being the only ones I saw in 3 days on the island.

Juvenile Grey Warbler (Gerygone igata)

Other naturally occurring native birds on the island are...

Sacred Kingfisher (Halcyon sancta)

New Zealand Pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae)

New Zealand Pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae)

Kokako (Callaeas cinerea)

Grey Fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa)

Pukeko (Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus) - more Pukeko photos

Brown Quail are an abundant, non-native, introduced species from Australia that have been present on Tiritiri since before the replanting efforts started. They are easily seen along the Wharf Road.

Brown Quail (Coturnix ypsilophora)- more Brown Quail photos

Cabbage Trees

Fisherman's Bay, Tiritiri Matangi Island

Tiritiri Matangi Island (pt.1) New Zealand map Miranda