Photographer: Vandy Pollard
Kawau tūī/little black shag foraging in the lower lake at Zealandia.
Kawau tūī have a conservation status of naturally uncommon and are endemic to New Zealand. There are 36 species of shag worldwide. Twelve of these are found in NZ, of which eight are endemic.
Four species of shag are found at Zealandia, however the kawau tūī is the only shag species that doesn’t breed there. Up to 60 kawau tūī can be observed roosting in Winter at Zealandia.
Unframed photography print.