Latin Names of New Zealand Birds (Hard)

Name the native New Zealand birds, given their Latin names.
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Latin Name
Bird
Family
Diomedeidae
Albatross
Species
Botaurus poiciloptilus
Australasian Bittern
Species
Tachybaptus novaehollandiae
Australasian Crested Grebe
Species
Gallirallus philippensis
Banded Rail
Species
Anthornis melanura
Bellbird
Species
Chroicocephalus bulleri
Black-billed Gull
Species
Petroica traversi
Black Robin
Species
Chlidonias albostriatus
Black-fronted Tern
Species
Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos
Blue Duck
Species
Anas chlorotis
Brown Teal
Species
Haematopus chathamensis
Chatham Island Oystercatcher
Species
Hemiphaga chathamensis
Chatham Island Pigeon
Species
Pterodroma magentae
Chatham Island Taiko
Species
Pterodroma axillaris
Chatham Petrel
Species
Poliocephalus rufopectus
Dabchick
Species
Rhipidura fuliginosa
Fantail
Species
Megalurus punctatus
Fernbird
Species
Gerygone igata
Grey Warbler
Species
Puffinus huttoni
Hutton's Shearwater
Species
Nestor meridionalis
Kaka
Species
Strigops habroptilus
Kakapo
Species
Nestor notabilis
Kea
Family
Alcedinidae
Kingfisher
Genus
Apteryx
Kiwi
Species
Apteryx haastii
Great Spotted Kiwi
Species
Apteryx owenii
Little Spotted Kiwi
Species
Apteryx rowi
Okarito Kiwi
Species
Apteryx australis
Southern Brown Kiwi
Species
Apteryx mantelli
North Island Brown Kiwi
Genus
Callaeas
Kokako
Species
Callaeas cinereus
South Island Kokako
 
Latin Name
Bird
Species
Callaeas wilsoni
North Island Kokako
Species
Porzana pusilla affinis
Marsh Crake
Species
Ninox novaeseelandiae
Morepork
Species
Charadrius obscurus
New Zealand Dotterel
Species
Sternula nereis davisae
New Zealand Fairy Tern
Species
Falco novaeseelandiae
New Zealand Falcon
Genus
Cyanoramphus
Kakariki
Species
Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae
Kereru
Species
Petroica australis
South Island Robin
Species
Petroica longipes
North Island Robin
Species
Tadorna variegata
Paradise Duck
Family
Spheniscidae
Penguin
Species
Porphyrio melanotus
Pukeko
Species
Xenicus gilviventris
Rock Wren
Genus
Philesturnus
Saddleback
Species
Thinornis novaeseelandiae
Shore Plover
Species
Zosterops lateralis
Wax-eye
Species
Porzana tabuensis
Spotless Crake
Species
Phalacrocorax punctatus
Spotted Shag
Species
Notiomystis cincta
Stitchbird
Species
Porphyrio hochstetteri
Takahe
Species
Petroica macrocephala
Tomtit
Species
Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae
Tui
Species
Haematopus unicolor
Oystercatcher
Species
Gallirallus australis
Weka
Species
Procellaria westlandica
Westland Petrel
Species
Ardea alba modesta
White Heron
Species
Mohoua albicilla
Whitehead
Species
Anarhynchus frontalis
Wrybill
Species
Mohoua ochrocephala
Yellowhead
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