Kōrero: Wetland birds

Distribution of Australasian bittern and royal spoonbill

Click on a species name to see its New Zealand distribution in the early 2000s.

Australasian bitterns are thinly scattered in the North and South islands, with most birds in the northern North Island. Royal spoonbills only breed at a few sites, but spread out around coastal and some inland sites the rest of the year.

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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 - Bitterns and spoonbills', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/14618/distribution-of-australasian-bittern-and-royal-spoonbill (accessed 17 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015