30th Birthday Dinner

Date posted: 06-Sep-2018

Please join us in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the formation of the Suppo..

2019 Calendars now available

Date posted: 05-Sep-2018

The new 2019 calendars are now available and this year's is better than ever! Th..

Winners of kokako photo competition

Date posted: 02-Sep-2018

The stunning winning photographs from those submitted to the competition as part..

Kokako Celebration

Date posted: 21-Jul-2018

(https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-great-kokako-story-celebrating-21-years-..

Kokako Photographic Competition

Date posted: 20-Jul-2018

KŌKAKO PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION Celebrating 21 years on Tiritiri Matangi To ce..

New monitoring reports published

Date posted: 19-Jul-2018

Reports on monitoring studies carried out over the past year have now been poste..

2018 Concert coming up soon

Date posted: 15-Feb-2018

Our 2018 concert will feature an afternoon of light classics and jazz courtesy of the Auckland Ph..

Wetapunga talk coming soon

Date posted: 05-Feb-2018

For the Social on 19 March the speaker will be Ben Goodwin of Auckland Zoo, who will talk about t..

Rat caught and now takahe released from pens

Date posted: 28-Jan-2018

Thankfully DOC staff Andre de Graaf and Polly Hall and their assistants have trapped the rat whic..

Your Christmas Shopping for a Song

Date posted: 04-Dec-2017

Aka - The Grand Christmas Shopping Expedition to Tiritiri Matangi Island Shop Dreading..

Other Native Birds

This page lists birds that are not endemic (i.e. not unique to New Zealand), but which are 'native' in the sense that they arrived in the country under their own steam or by other natural means (e.g. assisted by high winds). 

Click on the Common Name of any of the birds below to see more detail about the bird.

Photography by John Stewart ©


Common Name

Māori Name

Scientific Name

 Australasian harrier kahu  Circus approximans 

Shining cuckoo

pīpīwharauroa

Chrysococcyx lucidus

Kingfisher

kōtare

Todiramphus sanctus

Morepork

ruru

Ninox novaeseelandiae

Pipit

pīhoihoi

Anthus novaeseelandiae

Pukeko

pūkeko  

Porphyrio melanotus

Silvereye

tauhou

Zosterops lateralis

Spotless crake

puweto

Porzana tabuensis plumbea

Welcome swallow

warou

Hirundo tahitica neoxena