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lisa_bennett

Date

April 12, 2017 08:58 PM NZST

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robin_booth

Date

March 3, 2017 10:28 AM NZDT

Description

Various shaped nests found in area. I have sent off today 2 adults to be ID

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tangatawhenua

Date

March 3, 2017 05:41 PM NZDT

Description

@jacqui-nz highlighted for me these that were found down on the west coast at Karekare and wondered if they had been spotted at Otaipango - Henderson Bay. Seeing as these were spotted on the west coast I figured that the best place to find these were the Tohe - 90 Mile Beach and as I was going there that day, I kept an eye out for them and found them.

The photos that I have taken are mainly of ones still alive. I choose these photos as they highlight different parts of the animal - although somewhat blurry.

They are under 10mm in diameter, usually around 5 - 7mm. I also observed them swimming by closing the bottom and opening it, similar to how a jellyfish swims.

As we do not have an ID yet for this obs with it being a true jellyfish or maybe a Hydrozoa decided to go with Cnidarians initially as that encompases both Hydrozoa and Scyphozoa.

So here are a few more photos @clinton that may help with an ID or a difinitive class, if these in fact are the same that @jacqui-nz highlighted for me :)

Last photo (have to click the view all) shows them as blobs on the beach.

The location name is not accurate - Reason

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What

Fierce Lancewood (Pseudopanax ferox)

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fluffybabies

Date

February 7, 2017 12:34 PM NZDT

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What

Green and Golden Bell Frog (Ranoidea aurea)

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emma_cassidy

Date

April 2016

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What

New Zealand Pied Shag (Phalacrocorax varius ssp. varius)

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emma_cassidy

Date

January 28, 2017 01:48 PM NZDT

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What

Black-backed Gull (Larus dominicanus ssp. dominicanus)

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emma_cassidy

Date

January 11, 2017 03:49 PM HST

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What

White-fronted Tern (Sterna striata)

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emma_cassidy

Date

February 2017

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What

Paradise Shelduck (Tadorna variegata)

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emma_cassidy

Date

February 1, 2017 07:12 PM NZDT

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What

Variable Oystercatcher (Haematopus unicolor)

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emma_cassidy

Date

January 31, 2017 07:12 PM NZDT

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What

Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)

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emma_cassidy

Date

January 31, 2017 07:13 PM HST

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What

Australasian Harrier (Circus approximans)

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emma_cassidy

Date

January 31, 2017 06:15 PM NZDT

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What

Pūkeko (Porphyrio melanotus ssp. melanotus)

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emma_cassidy

Date

January 31, 2017 06:16 PM NZDT

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What

Paradise Shelduck (Tadorna variegata)

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emma_cassidy

Date

January 31, 2017 07:09 PM NZDT

Description

Male and Female Paradise Shelducks

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What

Kererū (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae)

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emma_cassidy

Date

January 30, 2017 06:18 PM NZDT

Description

Kereru eating Karaka berries

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stephen_thorpe

Date

January 9, 2017

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Auckland 1072, suburb of Saint Johns, University of Auckland Tamaki Campus.

Habitat: Beaten from grasses and weeds at the margin of level 1 unsealed carpark.

Identification: Hemiptarsenus varicornis (Girault, 1913). Female.

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What

Hochstetter's Frog (Leiopelma hochstetteri)

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tony_steer

Date

January 2017

Description

Small and beautiful frog found under rock a few metres above stream.

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What

Gould's Flying Squid (Nototodarus gouldi)

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tangatawhenua

Date

January 1, 2017 06:41 PM NZDT

Description

Not sure what type of squid this is.

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john_barkla

Date

January 6, 2017 11:31 AM NZDT

Description

Occasional on stony areas amongst tussockland

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What

Red Mistletoe (Peraxilla tetrapetala)

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john_barkla

Date

January 2017

Place

Otago, NZ (Google, OSM)

Description

Hemiparasitic on mountain beech

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wiltonjames175

Date

December 24, 2016 06:55 PM NZDT

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What

Mosses (Phylum Bryophyta)

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hughchisholmnz

Date

January 5, 2017 01:31 PM +14

Description

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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What

Broom (Cytisus scoparius)

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tony_wills

Date

January 8, 2017 02:43 PM NZDT

Description

Broom now dominant, pink ragwort occasional, gorse and fennel common.

Oct 2015

Oct 2014

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What

Rawirinui (Kunzea robusta)

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bcal003

Date

January 7, 2017 05:41 PM +14

Description

Kunzea robusta growing with kaikomako and mapou, same as previous obs. labelled kaikomako. On river flats, 5 km inland. The flowers match the Identotron picture of K. robusta.

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What

Forest Gecko (Mokopirirakau granulatus)

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mike68lusk

Date

January 2017

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What

Monkey Apple (Syzygium smithii)

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emmarowell_214

Date

January 6, 2017 01:34 PM NZDT

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What

Purple Pouch Fungus (Cortinarius porphyroideus)

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nickgastrell

Date

January 5, 2017 09:57 AM NZDT

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stephen_thorpe

Date

January 5, 2017

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Auckland 0612, suburb of Henderson, 41 Rhinevale Close.

Habitat: In the back garden, at dusk, near some cultivated bromeliads.

Identification: PSYCHODIDAE sp. ST1. Female.

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What

Knobby Clubrush (Ficinia nodosa)

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arnim

Date

January 6, 2017 05:51 AM NZDT

Description

This is the only place I've seen Wiwi growing out of a tree stump, about 4km east of the dunefront.

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What

Shiny Filmy-Fern (Hymenophyllum flabellatum)

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jefffryett

Date

January 6, 2017 12:44 PM NZDT

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jefffryett

Date

January 6, 2017 11:13 AM NZDT

Description

10-15mm across cap.

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jefffryett

Date

January 6, 2017 11:33 AM NZDT

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What

Tree Trapdoor Spider (Genus Migas)

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jefffryett

Date

January 6, 2017 11:39 AM NZDT

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What

Wiwi (Juncus edgariae)

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mike68lusk

Date

January 5, 2017 11:54 PM NZDT

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What

Salps (Order Salpida)

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crispychipp

Date

January 5, 2017 10:20 AM NZDT

Description

Many of these arrived with the strong North Easterly wind. About 1cm long. floating on or just below the surface of the water. Some where attached together in a string of 5-6 'eggs'.

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What

Small Decorator Crab (Notomithrax minor)

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mike68lusk

Date

January 5, 2017 08:46 PM NZDT

Description

Carapace of a camouflage crab

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Thrips (Order Thysanoptera)

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adrianne_jerrett

Date

January 2017

Place

Nelson, NZ (Google, OSM)

Description

I was taking macro photographs of the various insects landing on the daisies in the garden. When editing them I found that this tiny little guy has the most beautiful feathery wings. I thought I would add photos here.
I have estimated that this little thrip is <2mm long from the tip of the antennae to the end of the abdomen as the flowers are about 60mm diameter with a petal width of 6mm at the widest point. There were lots of them crawling around the daisies. I will try get some more photos but I fear this is probably the best I can do with my current lens set up as they are so small.

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Mosses (Phylum Bryophyta)

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swampmonster7

Date

December 28, 2013 12:24 PM EST

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david_lyttle

Date

December 10, 2016 10:53 AM NZDT

Description

Bunodophoron australe, epiphytic on beech trunk

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What

Rotifers (Phylum Rotifera)

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anmar2015

Date

January 3, 2017 10:51 PM +14

Description

Dead rotifer likely Brachionus spp. being scavenged by smaller microorganisms.
Image also showing a heliozoan.
Video link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuCZpGViT2E

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What

Red-billed Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae ssp. scopulinus)

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johnb-nz

Date

January 5, 2017 06:32 AM NZDT

Description

Young bird

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Patē (Schefflera digitata)

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tbay

Date

January 3, 2017 05:36 PM NZDT

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What

Fern Mirid (Felisacus elegantulus)

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stephen_thorpe

Date

January 4, 2017

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Auckland 1010, suburb of Grafton, Symonds St Cemetery/Grafton Gully.

Habitat: On vegetation.

Identification: Felisacus elegantulus (Reuter, 1904). Female.

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john_barkla

Date

January 4, 2017 03:08 PM NZDT

Description

Fallen branchlets of Kunzea robusta with hemiparasitic dwarf mistletoe. I commonly encounter this here after strong wind. More discussion about this phenomenon at http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/2571983

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Soft Rush (Juncus effusus)

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jeremy_rolfe

Date

January 2, 2017 02:12 PM NZDT

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New Zealand Blue (Zizina oxleyi)

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mariana-nz

Date

December 14, 2016

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Parachutes (Genus Collybiopsis)

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epitree

Date

April 27, 2015

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stephen_thorpe

Date

May 1, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, University of Auckland Tamaki Campus.

Habitat: Swards of long grass.

Identification: Mymar schwanni Girault, 1912. Female.

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cooperj

Date

December 24, 2009

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What

Waxcaps (Genus Hygrocybe)

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elmoz343

Date

May 22, 2015 11:42 AM NZST

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What

Mosses (Phylum Bryophyta)

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steve_kerr

Date

July 31, 2014

Description

Twice I've seen this growing on the underside of the same old log.
Shots 3 and 4 from September last year.

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zanejg

Date

March 15, 2014

Description

Photo by Ash Iro

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What

Bacteria (Kingdom Bacteria)

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grahame

Date

July 6, 2015

Description

This is in the Y of a branch and trunk on a 5 finger tree.
In the field I thought it was some sort of blue Lichen.
Now I'm not sure, it seems to have something to do with sap as well.
There was a patch on both sides of the Y.
The blue bit in pic 1 & 2 is 10mm long max.

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Bushy Lichens (Genus Ramalina)

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robcruickshank

Date

September 27, 2015 10:18 AM +13

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number8dave

Date

September 30, 2015

Place

Hamilton (Google, OSM)

Description

A friend in Hamilton just sent this photo through of a moth on her window.

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What

Translucent Cicadas (Subfamily Cicadinae)

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danilo_hegg

Date

January 21, 2014 10:54 PM NZDT

Description

Just hatched

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grahame

Date

November 29, 2015

Description

Only a guess on my behalf, some for of Wasp mimic Hover Fly ???
Found dead on the windowsill.

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What

Sac Fungi (Phylum Ascomycota)

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grahame

Date

March 12, 2016

Description

Have just started playing with coffee grounds to use as potting mix.
Had read on overseas sites that they were getting some colored moulds growing on the grounds.
I hoped to get some.
I'm not disappointed.

This ties up with observation
http://naturewatch.org.nz/identifications/5384707

One of the overseas sites said that the orange ones only grow on espresso grounds.
I don't know what these come from.

Fungi

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Fungi Including Lichens (Kingdom Fungi)

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belstudholme

Date

July 1, 2016 10:41 AM NZST

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What

Common Gilled Mushrooms and Allies (Order Agaricales)

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dougalt

Date

August 9, 2016 04:09 PM NZST

Description

Cluster of scaly brown mushrooms growing from old cut stump beside track, probably Mahoe. About 1.5 cm across caps.

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What

Dicots [Paraphyletic] (Class Magnoliopsida)

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adonis_wei

Date

September 19, 2016 04:14 PM NZST

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What

Verdigris Waxcap (Gliophorus viridis)

Date

April 21, 2016

Description

Found growing in thick bracken patch. Fluoro green colour.

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jeremy_rolfe

Date

October 9, 2016 01:52 PM NZDT

Description

On dead mingimingi (Leucopogon fasciculatus).

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jussiep

Date

October 24, 2016 06:39 PM NZDT

Description

I found this 4mm high fungi in the Pureora Forest Park during Labour Weekend. I have attached a series of photographs as I do wonder if they are all the same fungi at different stages of development. The tan coloured fungi is exactly the same as the white one after it has been exposed to light for a day or so.

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What

Sapphire Tower (Puya alpestris)

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robin_booth

Date

December 30, 2016 03:29 PM NZDT

Description

Flowering for the first time after 22 years.
Not sure if P. venusta.

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bbi2

Date

October 26, 2013 04:56 PM NZDT

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robin_booth

Date

January 2, 2017 11:25 AM NZDT

Description

Wasp drinking with Backswimmer.

Birds

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What

Birds (Class Aves)

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fionamccrimmon

Date

December 30, 2016 09:51 PM +14

Description

Found these 4 chicks in their elaborately constructed nest (with moss?) in an hydrangea hedge . So not high up.. Less than 1m off the ground. Are they ?blackbirds? Tuis ? (We have a lot of tuis that feed in our garden).

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What

Red Mistletoe (Peraxilla tetrapetala)

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leonperrie

Date

December 2016

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What

Snowdrop Woodsorrel (Oxalis magellanica)

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leonperrie

Date

December 28, 2016 01:18 PM NZDT

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leonperrie

Date

December 28, 2016 01:20 PM NZDT

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What

Feathery Tutu (Coriaria plumosa)

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leonperrie

Date

December 28, 2016 01:53 PM NZDT

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What

Whistling Tree Frog (Litoria ewingii)

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maartje

Date

December 29, 2016 05:46 PM NZDT

Description

tiny - about 3cm long -yellow frog with a dark band going under its eyes back towards back
.

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What

Complex Thalloid Liverworts (Class Marchantiopsida)

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leonperrie

Date

December 23, 2016 10:14 AM NZDT

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arnim

Date

December 10, 2016 09:48 AM NZDT

Description

I don't recall seeing these beetles anywhere else than at Tangimoana. 7-8mm long, living in a very sandy environment, no vegetation within 10s of meters.

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leonperrie

Date

December 22, 2016 03:05 PM NZDT

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What

Snow Fungus (Tremella fuciformis)

Observer

grey

Date

December 24, 2016 02:04 PM NZDT

Description

Translucent fruiting bodies growing on a fallen log in native bush. About 70 mm across.

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What

Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)

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erictheskinks

Date

December 2016

Place

Private

Description

Indian Myna found in a hollow rotting fence post, sitting on two blue eggs.

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What

Common Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)

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erictheskinks

Date

December 2016

Place

Private

Description

One of five Hedgehogs found in a garden. All about 14cm long. This one was walking around with it's nose to the ground, most of the time.

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What

Roses (Genus Rosa)

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bylsand

Date

December 27, 2016 07:17 PM NZDT

Description

Van broke down at Broken River so time to do some observing

Ray-finned Fishes

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What

Ray-finned Fishes (Class Actinopterygii)

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kotuku

Date

December 23, 2016 08:58 AM NZDT

Description

bottom jaw of some shark species with very strange teeth each 3-4 mm diameter with tiny spines on the edge

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What

Waewae Kotuku (Gleichenia dicarpa)

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nicholasmaynenz

Date

December 28, 2016 11:08 AM NZDT

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alan1000

Date

December 27, 2016 03:10 PM NZDT

Description

Growing beside a main walking track in light shade. 5 stems. Suspect Gastrodia sesamoides. It was as green as shown in the photo no sign of the typical dark brown/purple colouring.

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tangatawhenua

Date

December 22, 2016 10:19 AM NZDT

Description

This lichen (if it is indeed one) caught our eye as instead of growing flat against the trunk, it gorws out from the trunk on a kauri trunk.

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What

Spineless Acaena (Acaena inermis)

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david_lyttle

Date

December 10, 2016 01:03 PM NZDT

Description

Acaena inermis, growing on consolidated shingle in stream bed

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What

Sea Potato (Echinocardium cordatum)

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pjd1

Date

December 21, 2016 10:35 AM NZDT

Description

Single specimen lying on strandline.

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What

Pelt Lichens (Genus Peltigera)

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stephen_thorpe

Date

December 23, 2016

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Warkworth, Pohuehue Falls.

Habitat: Waterfall splash zone.

Identification: Peltigera sp.

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mark2-nz

Date

December 20, 2016 05:30 PM NZDT

Description

found on five finger trunk

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lisa_bennett

Date

November 9, 2016 03:10 PM NZDT

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No photos or sounds

What

Long-tailed Cuckoo (Urodynamis taitensis)

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mike68lusk

Date

December 2016

Description

several calls heard over the last few days. First time in 30 yr I've heard one in this semi-rural area

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What

Dark-banded Carpet Moth (Hydriomena deltoidata)

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steve_kerr

Date

December 21, 2016 02:05 PM NZDT

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caqalai

Date

December 14, 2016 02:05 PM NZDT

Description

A couple of plants growing with Myosotis discolor in the carpark at the old St. James homestead complex

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What

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

Date

December 20, 2016 09:18 AM NZDT

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stephen_thorpe

Date

December 20, 2016

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Auckland 1072, suburb of Saint Johns, Ngahue Reserve.

Habitat: Eucalyptus sp. On leaves.

One female, four males. First photo shows males. Photos 2 and 3 show female.

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What

Mountain Caps Orchid (Caladenia lyallii)

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katiew

Date

December 15, 2016 02:42 PM NZDT

Description

Not your typical Caladenia lyalii, this one does not have yellow calli, instead red calli . I located 8 plants in all the same within 100m in about half an hour of looking.

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shaun-lee

Date

December 19, 2016 01:55 AM NZDT

Place

Tawharanui (Google, OSM)

Description

What is it doing?

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john_barkla

Date

December 2016

Description

In damp open streamside habitats beneath swampy scrub and low forest

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john_barkla

Date

December 2016

Description

On side of grassy stream bank beneath manuka scrub

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What

Black Cockroach-hunter Wasp (Tachysphex nigerrimus)

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robin_booth

Date

December 18, 2016 10:59 AM NZDT

Description

Seemed to be busily meeting on the ground.

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What

Kererū (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae)

Date

December 16, 2016 08:30 PM NZDT

Description

Multiple angles plus preening behaviour.