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The Tōrea Pango is endemic to Aotearoa with all-black birds increasing from north to south. This is a gorgeous, all-black bird with a bright orange bill, pink legs, and bright red eyes.
Cruising around looking for a feed with its mate on the sand at Victory Beach, the ocean-side boundary of Okia Reserve (https://www.yellow-eyedpenguin.org.nz/ou... )
Further reading from Department of Conservation: (https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-an... )
Spotted on Dec 29, 2021
Submitted on Dec 30, 2021