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Whitehead Mohoua albicilla

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

June 20, 2020

Description

Two (maybe more) popokātea accompanied by a piwakawaka on the No. 1 Line track.

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Webcaps Genus Cortinarius

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pallantejm

Date

June 18, 2020 01:41 PM NZST

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Flat-backed Millipedes Order Polydesmida

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danilo_hegg

Date

October 24, 2019 11:35 PM NZDT

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Porcupine Fish Allomycterus pilatus

Observer

mattward

Date

April 19, 2020 06:13 PM NZST

Description

I ca not take responsility for the mounting of this tree fish, but it must have been relatively recent as it had its own unique aroma...

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mattward

Date

April 5, 2020 06:13 PM NZST

Description

A solitary specimen at a glance...

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Shore Hebe Veronica elliptica

Observer

mattward

Date

March 29, 2020 03:49 PM NZDT

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tamakraal

Date

February 19, 2020 09:17 PM NZDT

Description

This is the 2nd one we have seen in the last 4 years

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Australasian Bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus

Observer

bellfrogs-1

Date

January 18, 2020 09:30 AM +13

Description

Australasian Bittern, flying from waikanae estuary northward. First sighting of a bittern at waikanae estuary for the last 3 years!

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Elephant Fish Callorhinchus milii

Observer

bugman-nz

Date

June 16, 2019 04:20 PM NZST

Description

egg cases indet

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Draparnaud's Glass Snail Oxychilus draparnaudi

Observer

amelia-geary

Date

May 7, 2019 07:30 PM NZST

Description

Not quite as blue as the photo suggests. Shell roughly 1cm in diameter

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Whitehead Mohoua albicilla

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

April 12, 2019

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Vagrant Spiders Genus Uliodon

Observer

erinaceus

Date

December 17, 2018 10:01 AM NZDT

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Southern Velvet Worms Family Peripatopsidae

Observer

erinaceus

Date

July 13, 2018 01:05 PM NZST

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Kererū Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae

Observer

pete_woods

Date

March 4, 2019 04:13 PM +13

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Karearea Falco novaeseelandiae

Observer

pjd1

Date

April 14, 2017

Description

NOT MY IMAGES - Taken by Geoff de Lisle and Dallas Bishop and used with their permission.

During my botanical survey on Kapiti I noted karearea along the northern coast and at Rangatira - six pairs.

During my stay at Rangatira I witnessed them drive off kahu (Circus approximans) and kill one kereru (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae).

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New Zealand Grass Skink Oligosoma polychroma

Observer

kyleb

Date

January 19, 2019 02:11 PM NZDT

Description

Gravid female, one of at least three such skinks in a 2 metre radius of each other

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New Zealand Pied Shag Phalacrocorax varius ssp. varius

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gus320

Date

August 30, 2017 04:05 PM NZST

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Grey Warbler Gerygone igata

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

December 19, 2018 09:55 PM +13

Description

One of two fledgling riroriro being fed by adults in beech forest on river bank.

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Karearea Falco novaeseelandiae

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karlyager

Date

August 20, 2016 01:32 PM NZST

Description

Just below Field Peak and between Mt Hector.

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Ribbonwood Fungus Weevil Hoherius meinertzhageni

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

December 1, 2018 10:09 AM +13

Description

The Hoherius are still out and about in good numbers on the dying Hoheria. I didn't check thoroughly, but counted 8 males in just a minute or two. (Females and small males without the huge, white head are much harder to spot until they move.)
Note the truncated right antenna on the male; I'm guessing he probably lost it in a fight with another male.

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Blue Green Chiton Chiton glaucus

Observer

emily_r

Date

October 7, 2014

Place

Hawera (Google, OSM)

Description

A green chiton attached to a half crab. We observed this alien looking commensal beast while undertaking an intertidal survey on the reefs off Hawera. It made us jump when we first turned over the rock.

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Australasian Geckos Family Diplodactylidae

Observer

cara-lisa

Date

September 29, 2018 10:19 AM NZST

Description

One gecko under rock on outcrop.

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New Zealand Pied Shag Phalacrocorax varius ssp. varius

Observer

gus320

Date

November 24, 2018 03:20 PM NZDT

Description

One sitting alone by the edge of the lagoon. Large (70+?) population in the surrounding area.