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The Birds (from Buller's Birds)

The birds are broadcast on Morning Report, each day before the 7 am news.

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The Birds are Tweeting

Today's bird is the Rockhopper penguin.

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English to Māori key

  • Australasian bittern - matuku hūrepo
  • Australasian crested grebe - puteketeke
  • Australasian shoveler - kuruwhengi
  • Banded dotterel - tūturiwhatu
  • Bellbird - korimako
  • Black-backed gull - karoro
  • Black-fronted tern - tarapirohe
  • Black stilt - kāki
  • Blue duck - whio
  • Blue-wattled crow - kōkako
  • Brown teal - pāteke
  • Brown creeper - pipipi
  • Buller's mollymawk - toroa
  • Caspian tern - tarānui
  • Chaffinch - pahirini
  • Chatham Island oystercatcher - tōrea tai
  • Common diving petrel - kūaka
  • Dawn chorus - te ata kōrihi
  • Diving petrel - kūaka
  • Fantail - pīwakawaka
  • Fairy prion - tītī wainui
  • Fiordland crested penguin - tawaki
  • Fluttering shearwater - pakaha
  • Forest parrot - kākā
  • Gannet - takapu

  • Grey duck - pārera
  • Grey petrel - kuia
  • Grey teal - tētē moroiti
  • Grey warbler - riroriro

  • Harrier - kāhu
  • King shag - kawau 

  • Little penguin - kororā
  • Little black shag - kawau tūi
  • Little shag - kawau paka
  • Long-tailed cuckoo - koekoea

  • Marsh crake - koitareke
  • Morepork - ruru
  • Mountain parrot - kea
  • Muttonbird - tītī
  • New Zealand dotterel - tūturiwhatu
  • New Zealand falcon - karearea
  • New Zealand shore plover - tuturuatu
  • Night parrot - kākāpō
  • Northern giant petrel - pāngurunguru
  • North Island robin - toutouwai
  • Oystercatcher (South Island pied) - tōrea
  • Oystercatcher (variable) tōrea pango
  • Paradise shellduck - pūtangitangi
  • Pied shag - karuhiruhi
  • Pied stilt - poaka
  • Red-billed gull - tarāpunga
  • Red-crowned parakeet - kākāriki
  • Reef heron - matuku moana
  • Rifleman - tītipounamu
  • Royal albatross - toroa
  • Royal spoonbill - kotuku ngutupapa
  • Sacred kingfisher - kōtare
  • Saddleback - tīeke
  • Spotted shag - kawau pateketeke
  • Shining cuckoo - pīpīwharauroa
  • Silvereye - tauhou
  • Skua - hākoakoa
  • Skylark - kaireka
  • South Island fernbird - matata
  • South Island robin - kakaruai
  • Spotless crake - pūweto
  • Stewart Island shag - kawau
  • Stitchbird - hihi
  • Parson bird - tui
  • Wandering albatross - toroa
  • Welcome swallow - warou
  • Woodhen - weka
  • Wood pigeon - kereru
  • Whitehead - popokatea
  • White-faced heron - matuku
  • White-faced storm petrel - takahikare-moana
  • White-flippered penguin - kororā
  • White-faced storm petrel - takahikare-moana
  • White-fronted tern - tara
  • White heron - kotuku
  • Wrybill - ngutuparore
  • Yellow-crowned parakeet - kākāriki
  • Yellow-eyed penguin - hōiho
  • Yellowhead - mohua

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