Your Christmas Shopping for a Song

Date posted: 04-Dec-2017

Aka - The Grand Christmas Shopping Expedition to Tiritiri Matangi Island Shop Dreading..

2018 Photo Comp opens for entries

Date posted: 27-Nov-2017

The 2018 Photo Competition is now open for entries. Click here (/2018-photo-competition-tiritiri-mat..

New reports on ruru nesting and Island conservation

Date posted: 02-Oct-2017

Two new reports have been added to the website. The first gives details of a summer students..

2018 calendars now available

Date posted: 27-Sep-2017

Our latest calendar, beautifully illustrated with images taken on the Island, is now available fo..

Guided walks for photographers

Date posted: 21-Jun-2017

For a wonderful day of wildlife photography please join us on Tiritiri Matangi Island for a Ph..

Ferry discounts for Supporters

Date posted: 18-May-2017

Tiritiri Matangi Island, the perfect winter's day trip. The birds are at their best, warm up w..

More kiwi for the Island

Date posted: 04-Apr-2017

In 1993 and 1995, sixteen little spotted kiwi were released on Tiritiri Matangi Island. The ma..

2017 Photo Competition

Date posted: 22-Mar-2017

It is that time of year again when we are looking for entries for our photo competition (and phot..

The 2017 concert

Date posted: 05-Feb-2017

This year's concert promises to be another wonderful and unique experience. Click here (/concert-..

Shorebird Film Festival at Devonport

Date posted: 26-Oct-2016

Click here (/miscellaneous documents/DevWaderFilms.jpg) for details of a forthcoming film festival c..

Non Native Birds

Various introduced birds have also found their way to the island over the years.  Some are resident , some have appeared and stayed awhile then not been seen again.  Others, like swallows, visit annually.

Click on the common name of any bird in the table below to see additional information.

Photography by Mel Galbraith © (brown quail)





Common Name

Māori Name

Scientific Name

Blackbird

 

Turdus merula

Chaffinch

 

Fringilla coelebs

Dove, spotted

 

Streptopelia chinensis

Dunnock

 

Prunella modularis

Eastern rosella

 

Platycercus eximius

Goldfinch

 

Carduelis carduelis

Greenfinch

 

Carduelis chloris

Magpie, Australian

 

Gymnorhina tibicen

Myna, Common

 

Acridotheres tristis

Quail, Brown 

 

Synoicus ypsilophorus

Skylark

 

Alauda arvensis

Song thrush

 

Turdus philomelos

 Sparrow, house

 

Passer domesticus

Starling

 

Sturnus vulgaris

Yellowhammer

 

Emberiza citrinell