Story: Wetland birds

Distribution of kingfisher and fernbird

Click on a species name to see its New Zealand distribution in the early 2000s. Kingfishers are found on the Kermadec Islands, in most of the North Island and at low to middle altitudes in the South Island. Fernbirds are present but not widespread on the North, South and Stewart islands as well as the Snares.

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Source: C. J. R. Robertson, P. Hyvönen, M. J. Fraser, and C. R. Pickard, Atlas of bird distribution in New Zealand, 1999–2004. Wellington: Ornithological Society of New Zealand, 2007

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Christina Troup, 'Wetland birds - Kingfishers and fernbirds – wetland margins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/14663/distribution-of-kingfisher-and-fernbird (accessed 7 July 2020)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015