New Zealand,

16 November 2011 to 03 December 2011

18 Days 17 Nights.


Fauna of South Island

Domestic Cat, Species: Felis catus Linnaeus, 1758, Family: Felidae
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Loc.: Dunedin, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Charter the Retrever and I, Species: Canis lupus Linnaeus, 1758, Family: Canidae
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Loc.: Kaikoura, New Zealand. Date: 17 November 2011
Photo: ? on Ooi's camera.
Friendly dog at Moeraki Boulder site. Species: Canis lupus Linnaeus, 1758, Family: Canidae
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: ? on Ooi's camera.
Sheep Species: Ovis aries Linnaeus, 1758, Family: Bovidae
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Loc.: Queenstown, New Zealand. Date: 23 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Sheep Species: Ovis aries Linnaeus, 1758, Family: Bovidae
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Loc.: Queenstown, New Zealand. Date: 23 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Cow Species: Bos primigenius Bojanus, 1827. Family: Bovidae.
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Loc.: Kaikoura, New Zealand. Date: 18 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Alpaca, Species: Vicugna pacos, Linnaeus, 1758, Family: Camelidae.
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Loc.: Greymouth, New Zealand. Date: 19 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Alpaca, Species: Vicugna pacos, Linnaeus, 1758, Family: Camelidae.
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Loc.: Greymouth, New Zealand. Date: 19 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Deer, at Moeraki Boulder site.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng
Hedge Hog Species: Erinaceus europaeus Linnaeus, 1758. Famiy: Erinaceidae
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Loc.: Queensland, New Zealand. Date: 23 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Hedge Hog Species: Erinaceus europaeus Linnaeus, 1758. Famiy: Erinaceidae
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Loc.: Queensland, New Zealand. Date: 23 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Kekeno, Fur Seal, Arctocephalus forsteri Lesson, 1828, Family: Otariidae.
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Loc.: Kaikoura, New Zealand. Date: 18 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Kekeno, Fur Seal, colony, Arctocephalus forsteri Lesson, 1828, Family: Otariidae.
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Loc.: Milford Sound, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Red Billed Gull, Species: Chroicocephalus scopulinus, Forster, 1844, Family: Laridae.
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Loc.: BBQ Crayfish Stall, Kaikoura, New Zealand. Date: 18 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Red Billed Gull, Species: Chroicocephalus scopulinus, Forster, 1844, Family: Laridae.
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Loc.: Near Fyffe House, Kaikoura, New Zealand. Date: 18 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Black Billed Gull, Species: Chroicocephalus bulleri, Hutton, 1871, Family: Laridae. (threatened species)
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Loc.: At water front, Queenstown, New Zealand. Date: 23 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
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Loc.: Kaikoura, New Zealand. Date: 17 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Thrush, Species: Turdus philomelos Brehm, 1831, Family: Turdidae
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Loc.: Kaikoura, New Zealand. Date: 17 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
NZ South Island Robin, Toutouwai, female. Species: Petroica australis Sparrman, 1788, Family: Petroicidae
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Loc.: Monford Track Day 2, Invercargill, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
NZ South Island Robin, Toutouwai, juvenile. Species: Petroica australis Sparrman, 1788, Family: Petroicidae
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Loc.: Monford Track Day 2, Invercargill, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Mynah, Species: Acridotheres tristis Linnaeus, 1766. Family: Sturnidae
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Loc.: Dunedin, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Kea, Species: Nestor notabilis, Gould, 1856, Family: Strigopidae
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Loc.: Falls Creek, Milford, Te Papa Atawbat, Te Anau, Fiordland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng, with Yong Lee Ming's Camera.
New Zealand Scaup, Species: Aythya novaeseelandiae, Gmelin, 1789, Family: Anatidae.
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Loc.: Mirror Lakes, Milford, Te Papa Atawbat, Te Anau, Fiordland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng, with Yong Lee Ming's Camera.
New Zealand Scaup, Species: Aythya novaeseelandiae, Gmelin, 1789, Family: Anatidae.
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Loc.: High Mountain Salmon Farm, Twizel Omarama Road, from Omarama to Mt Cook. Lake Tekapo, Otago, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
New Zealand Scaup, Species: Aythya novaeseelandiae, Gmelin, 1789, Family: Anatidae.
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Loc.: High Mountain Salmon Farm, Twizel Omarama Road, from Omarama to Mt Cook. Lake Tekapo, Otago, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Mallard, Species: Anas platyrhynchos Linnaeus, 1758. Family: Anatidae.
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Loc.: Mirror Lakes, Milford, Te Papa Atawbat, Te Anau, Fiordland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng, with Yong Lee Ming's Camera.
Mallard, Male. Species: Anas platyrhynchos Linnaeus, 1758. Family: Anatidae.
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Loc.: Te Anau Lake, Te Wahipounamu, Te Anau, Fiordland, Invercargill, South West New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Paradise Shelduck, Male, Species: Tadorna variegata, Gmelin, 1789 Family: Anatidae.
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Loc.: Monford Track Day 2, Near Dead Lake, Invercargill, South West New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Paradise Shelduck, Male, Species: Tadorna variegata, Gmelin, 1789 Family: Anatidae.
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Loc.: Near Mt. Cook Village, Otago, New Zealand.. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Taxonomy:
Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Chordata, Class: Aves, Order: Anseriformes, Family: Anatidae, Subfamily: Tadorninae, Genus: Tadorna, Species: Tadorna variegata (Gmelin, 1789).
Paradise Shelduck, Female, Species: Tadorna variegata, Gmelin, 1789 Family: Anatidae.
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Loc.: Near Mt. Cook Village, Otago, New Zealand.. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Paradise Shelduck, Female with ducklings, Species: Tadorna variegata, Gmelin, 1789 Family: Anatidae.
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Loc.: Near Mt. Cook Village, Otago, New Zealand.. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Australian Crested Grebe, Species: Podiceps cristatus australis, (Linnaeus, 1758), Family: Podicipedidae.
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Loc.: High Mountain Salmon Farm, Twizel Omarama Road, from Omarama to Mt Cook. Lake Tekapo, Otago, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Taxonomy:
Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Chordata, Class: Aves, Order: Podicipediformes, Family: Podicipedidae, Genus: Podiceps, Species: Podiceps cristatus (Linnaeus, 1758), Subspecies: Podiceps cristatus australis,
Reference: AustralianCrestedGrebe.pdf
Australian Crested Grebe, Species: Podiceps cristatus australis, (Linnaeus, 1758), Family: Podicipedidae.
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Loc.: High Mountain Salmon Farm, Twizel Omarama Road, from Omarama to Mt Cook. Lake Tekapo, Otago, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Weka, Woodhen, Species: Gallirallus australis, Sparrman, 1786 Family: Rallidae.
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Loc.: Monford Track Day 2, Quintin Shelter, Invercargill, South West New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Weka, Woodhen, Species: Gallirallus australis, Sparrman, 1786 Family: Rallidae.
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Loc.: Monford Track Day 2, Near Mintaro Hut, Invercargill, South West New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Blue penquin swimming Species: Eudyptula minor, J.R.Forster, 1781. Family: Spheniscidae.
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Loc.: Antartica Center, Christchurch, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Blue penquin drying itself Species: Eudyptula minor, J.R.Forster, 1781. Family: Spheniscidae.
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Loc.: Antartica Center, Christchurch, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
White Bait, the common galaxias or inanga, Species: Galaxias maculatus, Jenyns, 1842. Family: Galaxiidae.
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Loc.: Kiwi Center, Grey Mouth. Date: 20 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Chinook salmon (also known as "Quinnat" or "King Salmon") Species: Oncorhynchus tschawytscha Family: Salmonidae
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Loc.: High Mountain Salmon Farm, Twizel Omarama Road, from Omarama to Mt Cook. Lake Tekapo, Otago, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Chinook salmon Species: Oncorhynchus tschawytscha Family: Salmonidae
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Loc.: High Mountain Salmon Farm, Twizel Omarama Road, from Omarama to Mt Cook. Lake Tekapo, Otago, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Taxonomy:
Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Chordata, Class: Actinopterygii, Order: Salmoniformes, Family: Salmonidae, Genus: Oncorhynchus Species: Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (Walbaum, 1792)
Beetle, Species: , Family:
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Loc.: Milford Track. Day 2, Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Butterfly, Species: , Family:
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Loc.: Milford Track. Day 2, after Hirere Hut. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.