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Halloween Fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa

Observer

grahame

Date

September 24, 2014

Description

When I saw this pic I knew it had to be saved for today :)

I think the boring correct name is Tapetum lucidum, the reflective layer on the back of eye.

Me ....
Sometimes we have to let the mystery of life become part of our lives

New Zealand Fantail - Photo (c) Tony Morris, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
m_jon's ID: New Zealand Fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa)
Added on October 31, 2014. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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Observer

alice_shanks

Date

October 14, 2014

Description

There seemed to be two winter-cresses flowering at the same time.

m_jon's ID: Barbarea intermedia, a member of Mustards (Family Brassicaceae)
Added on October 30, 2014. 1 person agrees, 1 disagrees

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Observer

neil_mitchell

Date

October 30, 2014 03:00 PM NZDT

Description

One of several similar skinks on a (sunny) north facing rock wall. about 10cm long

Skinks - Photo (c) Alan Macdougall, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
m_jon's ID: Skinks (Genus Oligosoma)
Added on October 30, 2014.

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Paradise shelduck Tadorna variegata

Observer

parobbert

Date

October 23, 2014

Place

napier (Google, OSM)
Paradise Shelduck - Photo (c) ken, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
m_jon's ID: Paradise Shelduck (Tadorna variegata)
Added on October 30, 2014. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Pied Shag Phalacrocorax varius ssp. varius

Observer

parobbert

Date

the past
New Zealand pied shag - Photo (c) Sid Mosdell, some rights reserved (CC BY)
m_jon's ID: New Zealand pied shag (Phalacrocorax varius ssp. varius)
Added on October 30, 2014. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Rays Order Rajiformes

Observer

parobbert

Date

October 25, 2014
Rays - Photo (c) KAZ2.0, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
m_jon's ID: Rays (Order Rajiformes)
Added on October 30, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Spotted Shag Phalacrocorax punctatus

Observer

parobbert

Date

October 26, 2014
Spotted Shag - Photo (c) pierre_t, all rights reserved, uploaded by Pierre Tellier
m_jon's ID: Spotted Shag (Phalacrocorax punctatus)
Added on October 30, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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South Island Kaka Nestor meridionalis ssp. meridionalis

Observer

parobbert

Date

October 27, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)
m_jon's ID: South Island Kaka (Nestor meridionalis ssp. meridionalis)
Added on October 30, 2014. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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welcome swallow Hirundo neoxena

Observer

parobbert

Date

October 22, 2014

Place

Wai-O-Tapu (Google, OSM)
Welcome Swallow - Photo (c) David Cook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
m_jon's ID: Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena)
Added on October 30, 2014. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Pied Stilt Himantopus leucocephalus

Observer

parobbert

Date

October 22, 2014

Place

Wai-O-Tapu (Google, OSM)
White-headed Stilt - Photo (c) msr, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by msr
m_jon's ID: White-headed Stilt (Himantopus leucocephalus)
Added on October 30, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Australian coot Fulica atra ssp. australis

Observer

parobbert

Date

October 22, 2014
Australian Coot - Photo (c) Steve Attwood, all rights reserved
m_jon's ID: Australian Coot (Fulica atra ssp. australis)
Added on October 30, 2014. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Grey Warbler Gerygone igata

Observer

parobbert

Date

October 22, 2014

Description

Very small bird flying from bush to bush at the tip of the peninsula

Grey Warbler - Photo (c) Michael, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
m_jon's ID: Grey Warbler (Gerygone igata)
Added on October 30, 2014. 3 people agree, 1 disagrees

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Tui Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae

Observer

parobbert

Date

October 22, 2014
Tui - Photo (c) Matt Binns, some rights reserved (CC BY)
m_jon's ID: Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae)
Added on October 30, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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New Zealand Scaup Aythya novaeseelandiae

Observer

parobbert

Date

October 22, 2014
New Zealand Scaup - Photo (c) Michael Rosenberg, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
m_jon's ID: New Zealand Scaup (Aythya novaeseelandiae)
Added on October 30, 2014. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Black Swan Cygnus atratus

Observer

parobbert

Date

October 22, 2014
Black Swan - Photo (c) Dario Sanches, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
m_jon's ID: Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)
Added on October 30, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Yellow Horned Poppy Glaucium flavum

Date

October 11, 2014
sea poppy - Photo (c) Phil Sellens, some rights reserved (CC BY)
m_jon's ID: sea poppy (Glaucium flavum)
Added on October 30, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Shore groundsel Senecio lautus

Date

October 11, 2014
Shore groundsel - Photo (c) Arthur Chapman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
m_jon's ID: Shore groundsel (Senecio lautus)
Added on October 30, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Australian Coot Fulica atra ssp. australis

Observer

steveattwood

Date

October 30, 2014

Description

A lot of coot families at The Groynes at the moment ranging from adults still on eggs (like this one) through to birds with several week old chicks in tow. In the picture the bird had built a nest in the middle of the pond right out in the open, no cover from aerial predators at all.

Australian Coot - Photo (c) Steve Attwood, all rights reserved
m_jon's ID: Australian Coot (Fulica atra ssp. australis)
Added on October 30, 2014. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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What

Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena

Observer

steveattwood

Date

October 30, 2014

Description

A small group of warou (welcome swallow) were hawking over the 'kayak pond' at the groynes and using a harakeke stalk as a resting spot. A lot of busy preening going on. I expected to perhaps see fledged youngsters already but all of the birds seen were mature adults in "fresh" basic plumage for breeding.

Welcome Swallow - Photo (c) David Cook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
m_jon's ID: Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena)
Added on October 30, 2014. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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alice_shanks

Date

October 14, 2014

Description

Wasteland along Hinds river.

m_jon's ID: Barbarea intermedia, a member of Mustards (Family Brassicaceae)
Added on October 30, 2014. 2 people agree, 1 disagrees

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