A'Deane's Bush in the Central Hawkes Bay is now home to a population of the threatened native species titipounamu (rifleman).

A'Deane's Bush in the Central Hawkes Bay is now home to a population of the threatened native species titipounamu (rifleman).

Ruru / morepork is New Zealand's only surviving native owl. Photo: Temiko Jager #nzbirds

Ruru / morepork is New Zealand's only surviving native owl. Photo: Temiko Jager #nzbirds

Twelve kākāriki or yellow-crowned parakeet released into the Abel Tasman National Park are the first captive raised kākāriki to ever be released onto the New Zealand mainland. #nzbirds

Twelve kākāriki or yellow-crowned parakeet released into the Abel Tasman National Park are the first captive raised kākāriki to ever be released onto the New Zealand mainland. #nzbirds

Pāteke / brown teal are a small dabbling duck found only in New Zealand. They are one of our rarests ducks. Photo: Sabine Bernert ©

Pāteke / brown teal are a small dabbling duck found only in New Zealand. They are one of our rarests ducks. Photo: Sabine Bernert ©

Walking on water! Gibson’s wandering albatross.

Walking on water! Gibson’s wandering albatross.

It's the International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22) and we're celebrating island biodiversity with a gorgeous photo of New Zealand's rare Chatham Islands black robin. Photo: Leon Berard | CC BY 2.0

It's the International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22) and we're celebrating island biodiversity with a gorgeous photo of New Zealand's rare Chatham Islands black robin. Photo: Leon Berard | CC BY 2.0

New Zealand falcon/kārearea. Photo: Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre.

New Zealand falcon/kārearea. Photo: Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre.

Titi, or sooty shearwaters, have one of the longest migrations of any bird on the planet. DOC sea bird scientist, Graeme Taylor is on Rangatira Island, in the Chatham Islands, to find out where they go. The team employ a novel approach to try to retrieve 16 geolocators in 10 days. #nzbirds

Titi, or sooty shearwaters, have one of the longest migrations of any bird on the planet. DOC sea bird scientist, Graeme Taylor is on Rangatira Island, in the Chatham Islands, to find out where they go. The team employ a novel approach to try to retrieve 16 geolocators in 10 days. #nzbirds

The new Bounty Islands/Moutere Hauriri Marine Reserve: Home to around 30,000 breeding pairs of Salvin’s mollymawks. Photo: Tui De Roy. DOC use only.

The new Bounty Islands/Moutere Hauriri Marine Reserve: Home to around 30,000 breeding pairs of Salvin’s mollymawks. Photo: Tui De Roy. DOC use only.

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