Kōrero: Bird migration

White-fronted terns

White-fronted terns

White-fronted terns and gannets are among the seabird species that breed in New Zealand and then migrate. It is mostly juveniles that leave, crossing the Tasman Sea to feed along the Australian coastline. Some banded dotterels also migrate to Australia, particularly those that breed in the South Island high country.

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Department of Conservation
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Photograph by Peter Blok

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Christina Troup, 'Bird migration - New Zealand’s migratory birds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7224/white-fronted-terns (accessed 25 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015