This is a companion to my Bird of the Day blog, which focuses on birds I have seen in Victoria, Canada.

When my husband and I started planning a trip to New Zealand, I was delighted to read about the large number of unique birds that reside there. Having exhausted the supply of new birds at home, this was a welcome opportunity to continue my birding education. This blog will cover the various birding sites on the North and South Islands and (hopefully) the multitude of birds we encounter there.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


While out and about around the downtown area and in Devonport, I saw lots of Rock Pigeons, Starlings and House Sparrows, which were familiar to me.  However, I also saw many birds that I couldn't identify on sight. Such was the case with the Common Myna. which is as prevalent here as crows are in Victoria.

More often, the bird's genus was apparent to me but I did not recognize its species. This was the case with the following birds.

Song Thrush

Spotted Dove

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