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New Zealand Birds Online

Discussion in 'Websites about Zoos & Animal Conservation' started by zooboy28, 7 Jun 2013.

  1. zooboy28

    zooboy28 Moderator Staff Member

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    Comprehensive new webpage developed by NZ's Department of Conservation, Te Papa (National Museum) and the Ornithological Society of NZ, which features information (including descriptions, distribution maps, conservation status, photos, etc) of all 457 NZ bird species, as well as sound recordings of many species.

    Looks like it will be a great resource for identifying NZ birds, especially trickier ones like shearwaters and petrels, as you can input where in the country you saw the species, and which habitat type (e.g. forest, wetland, urban), which reduces the number of possible species to search through.

    Website: Home page | New Zealand Birds Online
     
  2. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    it is a very good site and a long time in the making. I especially like how it includes vagrants which aren't in the field guides (because the records are before a certain date, or have occurred since the books were published); examples of the former include corncrake, red wattlebird and white-bellied sea eagle, while examples of the latter include straw-necked ibis and willie wagtail.