Birds of Motuhoropapa I, Noises Group, Hauraki Gulf, North Is, New Zealand
|Title||Birds of Motuhoropapa I, Noises Group, Hauraki Gulf, North Is, New Zealand|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Mackay, JWB, Russell, JC, Anderson, SH|
|Type of Article||article|
|Keywords||Hauraki Gulf, Motuhoropapa Island, New Zealand, species lists|
Bird observations made during visits to Motuhoropapa Island between Nov 2004 and Sep 2006 have been compiled and compared to a bird list published in 1985. Variable oystercatcher (Haematopus unicolor) and paradise shelduck (Tadorna variegata) were recorded on the island for the 1st time, and tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) and morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae) were recorded breeding. The island has now been free of introduced rats since 2002; the implications of the absence of rodents for birds on the island are discussed.