Birds and other animals seen on our trip

The following is a list of all the birds, mammals, reptiles and insects seen and identified during our trip. For “birds”, LL indicates a new bird for our Life List. Life List birds seen both on North and South Islands are marked LL in the North Island listing only.

In New Zealand we saw 86 bird species in total, of which 55 were additions to our Life List.

SINGAPORE

Birds

Common Myna
Crimson Sunbird [LL]
Eastern Cattle Egret [LL]
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Green backed Flycatcher [LL]

Others

Gecko
Malayan Water Monitor Lizard
Plantain Squirrel
Red eared Slider
Changeable Lizard
Common Parasol or Grasshawk dragonfly
Giant snail

NEW ZEALAND (NORTH ISLAND)

Birds

Australasian Gannet [LL]
Australian Coot
Australian Magpie
Bellbird
Black Shag [LL]
Black Swan
Canada Goose
Chukkah
Common Myna
Common Pheasant
Eastern Rosella
Eurasian Blackbird
Eurasian Chaffinch
Eurasian House Sparrow
Eurasian Skylark
Eurasian Starling
European Goldfinch
Kereru [LL]
Little Shag [LL]
Mallard
Morepork (heard)
Mute Swan
New Zealand Dabchick [LL]
New Zealand Fantail [LL]
New Zealand Scaup [LL]
New Zealand Shoveller [LL]
North Island Robin [LL]
North Island Saddleback [LL]
Paradise Shelduck [LL]
Pied Oystercatcher
Pied Shag [LL]
Pied Stilt [LL]
Pukeko [LL]
Red Billed Gull [LL]
Rock Pigeon
Royal Spoonbill [LL]
Sacred Kingfisher [LL]
Silvereye
Song Thrush
Southern Black Backed Gull [LL]
Spur Winged Plover or Masked Lapwing
Stitchbird [LL]
Swamp Harrier [LL]
Tui [LL]
Welcome Swallow

Others

Puriri moth
Rabbit

SOUTH ISLAND (including STEWART ISLAND]

Birds

Australasian Crested Grebe [LL]
Australasian Gannet
Australasian Magpie
Banded Dotterell [LL]
Bar Tailed Godwit
Bellbird
Black Billed Gull [LL]
Black fronted Tern [LL]
Black Swan
Brown Creeper [LL]
Canada Goose
Cape Petrel [LL]
Caspian tern
Chukkah
Dunnock
Eurasian Blackbird
Eurasian Chaffinch
Eurasian Skylark
Eurasian Starling
European Goldfinch
European Greenfinch
Fiordland Penguin [LL]
Fluttering Shearwater [LL]
Grey Warbler [LL]
House Sparrow
Hutton’s shearwater [LL]
Kaka [LL]
Kea [LL]
Kereru
Little Blue Penguin aka Fairy Penguin
Little Shag [LL]
Mallard
Morepork [LL]
New Zealand Fantail
New Zealand King Shag [LL]
New Zealand Scaup
Northern Giant Petrel [LL]
Paradise Shelduck
Pied Oystercatcher
Pied Shag
Pied Stilt
Pukeko
Red Billed Gull
Red Fronted Parakeet [LL]
Royal Albatross [LL]
Royal Spoonbill
Sacred Kingfisher
Salvin’s Mollymawk [LL]
Short tailed shearwater [LL]
Silvereye
Song Thrush
South Island Robin [LL]
South Island Saddleback [LL]
Southern Black Backed Gull
Spotted Shag [LL]
Spur Winged Plover
Stewart Island Kiwi [LL]
Stewart Island Shag [LL]
Swamp Harrier
Tomtit [LL]
Tui
Variable Oystercatcher
Wandering Albatross [LL]
Weka [LL]
Welcome Swallow
Westland Petrel [LL]
White capped Mollymawk [LL]
White Faced Heron [LL]
White Fronted Tern [LL]
Yellow Eyed Penguin [LL]
Yellow Fronted Parakeet [LL]
Yellowhammer
Yellowhead [LL]

Others

Blue Cod
Dusky Dolphin
Feral Goat
Glow worm (Arachnocampa luminosa)
Hare
Hector’s Dolphin
Hedgehog
Humpback whale
Leopard Seal
Lions Mane jellyfish
Mouse
New Zealand Crayfish
New Zealand Fur Seal
New Zealand Sealion aka Hooker’s sealion
Rabbit
Ruaparaha’s Copper butterfly
Sail jellyfish
Sperm Whale
Stingray
Stoat