New Zealand fairy tern

New Zealand fairy tern

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Sternula nereis davisae

The New Zealand fairy tern or tara-iti is a subspecies of the fairy tern endemic to New Zealand. It is New Zealand's rarest native breeding bird, with about 40 individuals left in the wild. It nests at four coastal locations between Whangarei and Auckland in the North Island. It is threatened by introduced predators, extreme storms and tides, beach activity, and waterfront development.

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References

1. New Zealand fairy tern Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_fairy_tern

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