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spotless crake (Porzana tabuensis)  
   

spotless crake (Porzana tabuensis)

photo taken at the museum, because I didn't see a live one....
GOING TO SAMOA, PART TWO: AUCKLAND

May 7th 2013
I landed in Auckland in the late morning to a perfectly fine sunny day. Hot even. If I could get to the harbour in time I was going to try for another whale trip because the one last year (in September) yielded precisely zero cetaceans. There was a bus outside the airport waiting to go, and handily enough it stopped in town directly across the road from the place I was staying, Princeton Apartment ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland

New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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