Close-up of three gannet birds - one of a series
Thousands of gannets nest on the clifftops at Cape Kidnappers, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Mated pairs preen and perform a ritual dance of recognition; growing fledglings exercise their wings.
Adults are mostly white, with pale yellow head; the chicks and juveniles are mostly brown with white spotting. Australasian gannet, (Morus serrator) related to boobies.
© Wes Eggins
Australians Iconic Brolga Crane
A brolga showing how it lives in its environment. There are a number of traditional Aboriginal legends and dances are associated with the bird, and use movements that mimick their graceful performances. The name Brolga is taken from the Aboriginal language Gamilaraay, in which they are called, burralga.
Brolgas are one of Australia's largest flying birds – they stand a metre tall and have a wing span up to 2.4 metres.
Silhouette of Native New Zealand Wood Pigeon/Kerer
A plain black silhouette of the New Zealand native pigeon the Kereru sitting on a pohutukawa tree in flower singing his melody
© Anna Crichton
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