Black-billed gull, Mallard, Brown teal, at Lake Taupo
Mallard, and Brown teal at Waiteti stream
Photograph of the Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans) below credit to Oscar Thomas, young birder from Auckland.
The bird of prey from the website Young Birders New Zealand, matching the bird that I saw that day..
I got a permission to use the bird photo here, in my not for profit blog from Mr. George Hobson, Coordinator of the Young Birders New Zealand. TQ.
at Auckland park -Southern black-backed gull, Immature (below)
Pukeo - Australasian swamp-hen
Fan-tail and Kiwi birds at Wai-O-Tapu souvenir shop
I bough this metal plaque from a Chinese souvenir shop at the Queen Street, Auckland.
Kiwi, Takahe, Kokako, Kea, Morepork, Fantail
New Zealand is an expensive place to visit. With Malaysia ringgit falling in recent months, the exchange rate last week at 1NZD = 3.1 MYR. Their GST is 15%. The petrol prices vary from place to place.