Erect-crested Penguin

Otto Plantema
Trips around the world

Endemic species of each island :

Antipodes :

Antipodes (Green) Parakeet - Cyanoramphus unicolor -Perruche des Antipodes

Reischek’s Parakeet - Cyanoramphus hochstetteri - Perruche de Reischek

Auckland :

Auckland Island Rail - Lewinia muelleri - Râle des Auckland

Auckland (Islands) Shag - Leucocarbo colensoi - Cormoran des Auckland

Auckland Teal - Anas aucklandica - Sarcelle brune

Bounty :

Bounty Island Shag - Leucocarbo ranfurlyi - Cormoran de Bounty


Campbell (Island) Shag - Leucocarbo campbelli - Cormoran de Campbell

Campbell Teal - Anas nesiotis - Sarcelle de Campbell

Snares :

Snares Penguin - Eudyptes robustus - Gorfou des Snares


New Zealand Subantarctic islands’ endemic species:

Campbell Albatross - Thalassarche impavida - Albatros de l’Ile Campbell

New Zealand Bellbird - Anthornis melanura - Méliphage carillonneur

New Zealand Falcon - Falco novaeseelandiae - Faucon de Nouvelle-Zélande

Subantarctic Snipe or NZ Snipe - Coenocorypha aucklandica - Bécassine des Auckland

Red-billed Gull - Chroicocephalus scopulinus - Mouette scopuline

Tomtit - Petroica macrocephala - Miro mésange

Tui - Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae - Méliphage tui ou Tui cravate-frisée

White-fronted Tern - Sterna striata - Sterne tara

Yellow-fronted (crowned) Parakeet - Cyanoramphus auriceps - Perruche à tête d'or


Photographers for this page :

Otto Plantema
Trips around the world

Simon Tan
PBase Bird galleries

Sources :

A Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife by Hadoram Shirihai and Illustrated by Brett Jarrett - Edited by Guy M. Kirwan - ALUL.A Press Oy, Finland - ISBN 9519894705

Avibase (Lepage Denis)

BirdLife International (BirdLife International)

Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia

New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands

The encyclopedia of New Zealand

Department of Conservation

Sub-Antarctic Science

Subantartctic Islands









The New Zealand Sub Antarctic Islands include five archipelagos located almost at the southernmost edge of the submerged Zealandia continent in the Southern Ocean, SW of New Zealand.
These islands are: Antipodes Islands - Auckland Islands - Bounty Islands - Campbell Island group - The Snares Islands.

Auckland, Campbell and Antipodes islands have recent volcanic origin.
The Snares and Bounty islands are granite outcrops.
About the vegetation, the unique species “megaherbs” has huge leaves and large bright colored flowers. But the introduced sheep and goats have damaged these areas. The forests can be found on the Snares and Auckland Islands.
The weather is wet and cold, with strong winds and little sun.  
There are now uninhabited nature reserves since 2000s.  

They shelter numerous pelagic seabirds and penguins which breed there. The remarkable biodiversity of these regions includes endemic and rare elements with distinctive plants, birds, invertebrates, marine mammals, fish and algae. Some examples of adaptation have been reported from these islands.

Several birds and invertebrates have lost their ability to fly. Except on the Bounty Islands which are covered in guano, the tall grasses display their bright coloured flowers below the cloud cover of the sky of the other islands.     

The tourism increase involves the management of these disturbances, in order to protect the wildlife of this area. They are National Nature Reserves, which is the highest conservation status.   


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Simon Tan
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