The birds of the temperate seashores of Australasia...
Tadorna tadornoides, 'Australian Shelduck'. Female has white on face, male just has black.
Cereopsis novaehollandiae, 'Cape Barren Goose'. A bird of uncertain taxonomy, is it a duck or a goose. This is one of the rarest geese in the world. They can drink brackish water, so it they can survive on islands. They have been introduced to Maria Island off Tasmania.
Recurvirostra novaehollandiae, 'Red-necked Avocet'. Endemic to Australia. Can turn up anywhere there is open areas of shallow fresh or salt water.
Haematopus longirostris, 'Pied Oystercatcher'.
The egg of the Pied Oystercatcher is laid in a simple scrape in the sand on the open beach.
Charadrius ruficapillus, 'Red-capped Plover'.
Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae, 'Silver Gull'.
Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae scopulinus, 'Red-biiled Gull'. The New Zealand form of the Silver Gull.
Thalasseus bergii, 'Greater Crested Tern'
Contrary to many people's expectations, there are just as many, if not more, penguin species along the cool temperate seashores of Australia and New Zealand than there are along the Antarctic continent.
Eudyptes robustus, 'Snares (Crested) Penguin'.
Eudyptes pachyrhynchus, 'Fiordland (Crested) Penguin'.
Megadyptes antipodes, 'Yellow-eyed Penguin', 'Hoiho', 'Tarakaka'.
Morus serrator, 'Australasian Gannet'.