Birds of New Zealand

From the hints given, name the following native birds of New Zealand, listed A-Z.
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Last updated: March 21, 2022
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Ocean wandering bird, wingspan 3 metres
Royal Albatross / toroa
Tiny black bird of Chatham Islands brought back from near-extinction when only one breeding female was left in the world (Old Blue)
Chatham Islands Black Robin
Very rare blue duck, inhabits fast flowing streams, on NZ$10 note
Blue Duck / whio
Friendly tiny bush bird with energetic flying antics, unique tail
Fantail / piwakawaka
World's heaviest parrot, critically endangered, flightless, nocturnal, green
Big cheeky parrot of the Southern Alps, green with orange under wings
Unique large nocturnal flightless brown bird, long beak, large egg
Grey forest bird with blue wattle, beautiful loud clear song, on NZ$50 note
New Zealand's only surviving native owl, haunting call at night
Morepork / ruru
Spectacular flier, flies faster than 100km/h, hunts prey larger than itself, on NZ$20 note
New Zealand Falcon / karearea
Small bright green parrot of the forest, nest in holes in trees
New Zealand Parakeet / kakariki
Large bird with noisy beat of wings, green head, white vest, eats berries
New Zealand Pigeon / kereru
Duck has pure white head and brown body, lives on pasture and in wetlands
Paradise Duck / putakitaki
Common blue swamp bird with long red legs and red beak
Vocal bird with chestnut-coloured saddle on its back and bright orange wattle
Saddleback / tieke
Tiny friendly olive-green forest bird with white rings around eyes
Silvereye or Wax-eye
Large flightless critically endangered blue and green bird, red beak and short stout legs
Feeds on nectar of native plants, beautiful melody, white tuft under throat
Large black shorebird with long bright orange beak, wader
Variable Oystercatcher / torea
Large brown flightless bird, curious, attracted to shiny things
White graceful wetlands bird with long neck and legs, revered by Maori and Pakeha
White Heron / kotuku
Rare little penguin with yellow eyes and headband, on NZ$5 note
Yellow-eyed Penguin / hoiho
Small insect-eating forest bird found only in South Island and Stewart Island, bright yellow head and breast, on NZ$100 note
Yellowhead / mohua
Level 68
Aug 14, 2016
Love this quiz!
Level 68
Nov 3, 2016
Level 58
Jul 14, 2020
Umm ok
Level 19
Nov 17, 2016
Would of gotten Yellowhead but I clicked give up
Level 47
Dec 3, 2017
Chatham islands robin and paradise shelduck were the two I got wrong... they're both pretty close!
Level 68
Dec 25, 2017
Very close! I have added those answers. Well done!
Level 50
Oct 15, 2018
Isn't the New Zealand Pigeon called the Mountain Pigeon?
Level 68
Oct 17, 2018
I don't think so. The kereru is also called the wood pigeon, and the native pigeon.
Level 79
Jul 8, 2021
As a West Islander (with family in NZ), I didn't get many of these but pleased that I remembered the Pukeko!
Level 76
Jul 8, 2021
Nice quiz! I tried "robin" for the 2nd answer and didn't think to try again with "black" in front.