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Stewart Island & Ulva Island Bird List

Common Name
Maori Name
Family
Species or Sub Species
Kiwis
Stewart Island Brown Kiwi Tokoeka Apterygidae Apteryx australis lawryi
Albatrosses, Mollymawks
Wandering Albatross - Diomedeidae Diomedea exulans
Southern Royal Albatross Toroa " Diomedea epomophora epomophora
Northern Royal Albatross Toroa " Diomedea epomophora sanfordi
Black-browed Mollymawk - " Diomedea melanophrys
White-capped (Shy) Mollymawk - " Diomedea cauta
Salvin's Mollymawk - " Diomedea cauta salvini
Buller's Mollymawk - " Diomedea bulleri
Light-mantled Sooty Albatross - " Phoebetria palpebrata
Shearwaters and Diving Petrels
Sooty Shearwater Titi Procellariidae Puffinus griseus
Common Diving Petrel - " Pelecanoides urinatrix
South Georgian Diving Petrel - " Pelecanoides georgicus
White-chinned Petrel - " Procellaria aequinoctialis
Fulmars, Prions and Gadfly Petrels
Snares Cape Pigeon - Fulmarinae Daption capense australe
Antarctic Fulmar - " Fulmarus glacialoides
Northern Giant Petrel - " Macronectes halli
Fairy Prion Titi Wainui " Pachyptila turtur
Broad-billed Prion Parara " Pachyptila vittata
Cook's Petrel Titi " Pterodroma cookii
Mottled Petrel Korure " Pterodroma inexpectata
White-headed Petrel - " Petrodroma lessonii
Southern Storm Petrels
Grey-backed Storm Petrel - Oceanitinae Oceanites nereis
White-faced Storm Petrel - " Pelagodroma marina
Black-bellied Storm Petrel - " Fregetta tropica
Penguins
Yellow-eyed Penguin Hoiho Spheniscidae Megadyptes antipodes
Blue Penguin Korora " Eudyptula minor
Rockhopper Penguin - " Eudyptes chrysocome
Fiordland Crested Penguin Pokotiwha " Eudyptes pachyrhynchus
Snares Crested Penguin - " Eudyptes robustus
Gannets
Australasian Gannet Takapu Sulidae Morus serrator
Comorants and Shags
Black Shag Kawau Phalacrocoracidae Phalacrocorax carbo
Pied Shag Karuhiruhi " Phalacrocorax varius
Little Shag Kawaupaka " Phalacrocorax melanoleucos
Stewart Island Shag - " Leucocarbo chalconotus
Spotted Shag Parekareka " Stictocarbo punctatus
Blue Shag - " Stictocarbo punctatus steadi
Herons and Bitterns
White-faced Heron - Ardeidae Ardea novaehollandiae
White Heron Kotuku " Egretta alba modesta
Reef Heron Matuku-moana " Egretta sacra
Cattle Egret - " Bubulcus ibis
Australasian Bittern Matuku " Botaurus poiciloptilus
Swans, Geese and Ducks
Black Swan - Anatidae Cygnus atratus
Paradise Shelduck Putangitangi " Tadorna variegata
Mallard Duck - " Anas platyrhynchos
Grey Duck - " Anas superciliosa
Australasian Shoveler - " Anas rhynchotis
Hawks
Australasian Harrier Kahu Accipitridae Circus approximans
Falcons
New Zealand Falcon Karearea Falconidae Falco novaeseelandiae
Rails and Weka
Banded Rail Moho-pereru Rallidae Rallus philippensis
Stewart Island Weka Weka " Gallirallus australis scotti
Pukeko (Swamphen) Pukeko " Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus
Oystercatchers
South Island Pied Oystercatcher Torea Haematopodidae Haematopus ostralegus finschi
Variable Oystercatcher Torea, Toreapango " Haematopus unicolor
Dotterels and Plovers
Southern New Zealand Dotterel Tuturiwhatu Charadriidae Charadrius obscurus obscurus
Banded Dotterel Tuturiwhatu " Charadrius bicinctus
Spur-winged Plover - " Vanellus miles novaehollandiae
Turnstones
Turnstone - Arenariinae Arenaria Interpres
Godwits
Eastern Bar-tailed Godwit Kuaka Tringinae Limosa lapponica baueri
Skuas
Brown (Subantarctic) Skua Hakoakoa Stercorariidae Catharacta skua lonnbergi
Gulls and Terns
Southern Black-backed Gull Karoro Laridae Larus dominicanus
Red-billed Gull - " Larus novaehollandiae
Black-billed Gull - " Larus bulleri
Black-fronted Tern Tarapiroe " Sterna albostriata
Caspian Tern Taranui " Sterna caspia
White-fronted Tern Tara " Sterna striata
Antarctic Tern - " Sterna vittata
Pigeons
New Zealand Pigeon Kereru Columbidae Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae
Parrots
Kakapo Kakapo Psittacidae Strigops habroptilus
South Island Kaka Kaka " Nestor meridionalis meridionalis
Red-crowned parakeet Kakariki " Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae
Yellow-crowned parakeet Kakariki " Cyanoramphus auriceps
Cuckoos
Shining Cuckoo Pipiwharauroa Cuculidae Chrysococcys lucidus
Long-tailed Cuckoo Koekoea " Eudynamys taitensis
Owls
Morepork Ruru Strigidae Ninox novaeseelandiae
Kingfishers
New Zealand Kingfisher Kotare Alcedinidae Halcyon sancta vagans
New Zealand Wrens
South Island Rifleman Titipounamu Acanthisittidae Acanthisitta chloris chloris
Larks
Skylark - Alaudidae Alauda arvensis
Swallows
Welcome Swallow - Hirundinidae Hirundo tahitica
Pipits
New Zealand Pipit - Motacillidae Anthus novaeseelandiae
Accentors
Hedge Sparrow/Dunnock - Prunellidae Prunella modularis
Thrushes and Allies
Blackbird - Turdinae Turdus merula
Song Thrush - " Turdus philomelos
Old World Warblers
Stewart Island Fernbird Matata Sylviidae Bowdleria punctata stewartiana
Codfish Island Fernbird Matata " Bowdleria punctata wilsoni
Whitehead & Allies
Yellowhead Mohua Mohouinae Mohoua ochrocephala
Brown Creeper Pipipi " Mohoua novaeseelandiae
Australiasian Warblers
Grey Warbler Riroriro Acanthizinae Gerygone igata
Fantails
South Island Fantail Piwakawaka Rhipidurinae Rhipidura fulginosa fuliginosa
Australasian Robins
South Island Tomtit Miromiro Eopsaltriidae Petroica macrocephala macrocephala
Stewart Island Robin Toutouwai " Petroica australis rakiura
White-eyes
Silvereye Tauhou Zosteropidae Zosterops lateralis
Honeyeaters
Bellbird Korimako Meliphagidae Anthornis melanura
Tui Tui " Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae
Buntings
Yellowhammer - Emberizidae Emberiza citrinella
Finches
Chaffinch - Fringillidae Fringilla coelebs
Greenfinch - " Carduelis chloris
Goldfinch - " carduelis carduelis
Redpoll - " carduelis flammea
Sparrows
House Sparrow - Passerinae Passer domesticus
Starlings
Starling - Sturninae Sturnus vulgaris
New Zealand Wattle Birds
South Island Kokako Kokako Callaeidae Callaeas cinerea cinerea
South Island Saddleback Tieke " Phiesturnus carunculatus carunculatus
Bell Magpies
Australian Magpie - Cracticidae Gymnorhina tibicen

Please note: The Kakapo parrot is located on Codfish Island, off the northwest coast of Stewart Island. There is no public entry to Codfish Island. The South Island Kokako has not been seen for over 20 years.

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