This page is for a collection images of birds taken in and around New Zealand/Aotearoa
Safe landing: Taken at one of the Gannets colonies at Cape Kidnapers.
The matting ritual, seen here as these two birds rub necks.
A friendly embrace?
Do not disturb!!
A proud Mum );-) seen here with an (approx)11 day old chick.
This magnificent bird has a wing span of about 2 meters.
This mature bird has just landed to inspect a possum it has spied in farm paddock, Coast Rd Wainuiomata. NB. the legs have a interesting coverage of feathers that I have not seen in any other pictures or illustrations.
By now it is feeling safe and is about to start feeding
A rather stringee bit
Eyes on the sky as other birds are also looking for food.
This was taken just before a younger Harrier landed featured in the next picture
This young Harrier is notable for its dark brown coloring (body & eyes)
Australasian Harrier garding its food
Here we see two male Harriers fighting over who gets to eat first. This skermish was over very quickly(2 sec).
This is serious!
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