The birds of Dolomite Point.

Sea Birds

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Photo by Richard Arlidge
White-fronted Tern / Tara
Sterna striata

Nest on rock stacks off the Pancake Rocks from October to January.

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Photo by Bernard Spragg CC0
Caspian Tern / Taranui
Hydroprogne caspia

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Photo by Bernard Spragg CC0
Red-billed Gull / Tarapunga
Larus novaehollandiae

Nest on the rock stacks at the Pancake rocks and compete with Tara/white fronted terns for sites during the summer.

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Photo by Bernard Spragg CC0
Southern Black-backed Gull / Karoro
Larus bulleri

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Photo by Bernard Spragg CC0
Spotted Shag / Pārekareka
Stictocarbo punctatus

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Photo by Bernard Spragg CC0
Variable Oystercatcher / Tōrea Pango
Haematopus unicolor

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Photo by Chris Sutton CC-BY-SA
Australasian Gannets / Takapu
Morus serrator

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Photo by Mike Prince CC-BY
Arctic Skua
Stercorarius parasiticus

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Photo by Kelapstick CC-BY
Blue Penguin / Kororā
Eudyptula minor

Land Birds

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Photo by Sid Mosdell CC-BY
Bellbird / Korimako
Anthornis melanura

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Photo by Bernard Spragg CC0
Fantail / Pīwakawaka
Rhipidura fuliginosa

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Photo by Shellie Evans CC-BY-NC-ND
Fernbird / Mātātā
Bowdleria punctata

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Photo by Zkarj CC-BY-NC-ND
Grey Warbler / Riroriro
Gerygone igata

A tiny, slim grey songbird that usually stays among canopy foliage.

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Photo by Ricky Wilson CC-BY
NZ Pigeon / Kererū
Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae

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Photo by Bernard Spragg CC0
Silvereye / Tauhou
Zosterops lateralis

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Photo by Shellie Evans CC-BY-NC-ND
South Island Tomtit / Ngirungiru
Petroica macrocephala macrocephala

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Photo by Auckland Photo News CC-BY
Tūī
Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae

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Photo by Sid Mosdell CC-BY
Weka
Gallirallus australis

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Photo by Shellie Evans CC-BY-NC-ND
Shining Cuckoo / Pīpīwharauroa
Chrysococcyx lucidus

Shinning cuckoo/pīpīwharauroa and long-tailed cuckoo/koekoea spend the winter on the tropical Pacific Islands and return in September to lay their eggs in the nests of the grey warbler/riroriro, or brown creepers/pīpipi, leaving the task of feeding their offspring to the host species.

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Photo by Hedera Baltica CC-BY
Common starling
Sturnus vulgaris