22
taxa
3 insects
2 ray-finned fishes
2 other animals
10 plants
5 birds
1
1 life list first

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What

Climbing Rata Metrosideros perforata

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 14, 2019 09:50 AM NZDT

Description

Large flowering vine on a mature rimu.

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What

Mangemange Lygodium articulatum

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 14, 2019 09:56 AM NZDT

Description

New shoot.

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What

Narrow-waisted Hymenopterans Suborder Apocrita

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 14, 2019 09:58 AM NZDT

Description

Insect on a mangemange frond in native bush.

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What

Scarlet Rātā Vine Metrosideros fulgens

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 14, 2019 10:48 AM NZDT

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What

Kereru Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 14, 2019 10:54 AM NZDT

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What

New Zealand Blue Berry Dianella nigra

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 14, 2019 11:02 AM NZDT

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What

Tank Lily Astelia hastata

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 14, 2019 11:04 AM NZDT

Description

Just finished flowering.

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What

Rimu Dacrydium cupressinum

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 14, 2019 11:06 AM NZDT

Description

Looks like the rimu fruiting mast has started in Auckland! At least five more rimu fruiting like this nearby.

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What

Common Tiger Beetle Neocicindela tuberculata

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 14, 2019 11:31 AM NZDT

Description

On a grassy, open track in native bush.

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Square

What

Tui Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 14, 2019 11:37 AM NZDT

Description

Juvenile.

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What

Miro Prumnopitys ferruginea

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 14, 2019 11:49 AM NZDT

Description

Fruit looked like it had dried up on the tree. Brown tips on the foliage. Tree on the edge of an open access track in native bush. Conditions very hot & dry. No decent rain for almost 2 months.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 14, 2019 12:00 PM NZDT

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What

Pink Pampas Grass Cortaderia jubata

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 14, 2019 12:26 PM NZDT

Description

Growing beside a road layby in native bush.

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What

Galaxias Genus Galaxias

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 14, 2019 01:47 PM NZDT

Description

A few foraging together in Glen Esk stream. Hot conditions, shallow stream water, lots of algae.

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What

Climbing Rata Metrosideros perforata

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 14, 2019 01:51 PM NZDT

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What

Chorus Cicada Amphipsalta zelandica

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 14, 2019 02:06 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 14, 2019 02:09 PM NZDT

Description

Furry leaves underneath. Tree was damaged during a build of a new boardwalk beside the stream. Hopefully it will survive.

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What

Little Shag Microcarbo melanoleucos ssp. brevirostris

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 14, 2019 02:26 PM NZDT

Description

Bird drying its wings on rocks beside Glen Esk stream. Hot conditions. Stream water level low.

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What

Kereru Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 14, 2019 02:27 PM NZDT

Description

Bird was preening and looked a bit bedraggled. May have just had a wee dip in the stream below. Hot conditions.

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What

Northern New Zealand Dotterel Charadrius obscurus ssp. aquilonius

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 14, 2019 04:18 PM NZDT

Description

Another 30C day in Auckland. Black sand hot on the feet of the Piha dotterel adults and three kids resting in the shade of their log and nest site.

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What

Porcupine Fish Allomycterus pilatus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 14, 2019 04:28 PM NZDT

Description

Washed up on the beach.

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What

Salps Order Salpida

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 14, 2019 04:59 PM NZDT

Description

Washing up all along the beach, incoming tide.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 14, 2019 05:06 PM NZDT

Description

Inside a barrel-shaped salp.

Salp obs:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/20340733

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What

Salps Order Salpida

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 14, 2019 05:06 PM NZDT

Description

A few barrel-shaped creatures with a hole through the middle and a pale blue streak, washed up on the tide with thousands of clear salp blobs. Animal seemed to be alive on the inside.

Obs for the animal inside the salp barrel:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/20341167

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What

Pacific Reef-Heron [Sacra] Egretta sacra ssp. sacra

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 14, 2019 05:28 PM NZDT

Description

Rare find at Piha. Reef heron was hanging out by the stream with a flock of Black-backed gulls. Usually only see reef herons in the Manukau Harbour further south. Possibly a juvenile exploring its options? Short video in the video link field.