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Invasive Species In New Zealand
A number of introduced species, some of which have become invasive species, have been added to New Zealand's native flora and fauna. Both deliberate and accidental introductions have been made from the time of the first human settlement, with several waves of Polynesian[1] people at some time before the year 1300,[2] followed by Europeans after 1769.[3] Almost without exception,[4] the introduced species have been detrimental to the native flora and fauna but some, such as farmed sheep and cows and the clover upon which they feed, now form a large part of the economy of New Zealand
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Introduced Species
An introduced species (alien species, exotic species, non-indigenous species, or non-native species) is a species living outside its native distributional range, which has arrived there by human activity, either deliberate or accidental. Non-native species can have various effects on the local ecosystem. Introduced species
Introduced species
that become established and spread beyond the place of introduction are called invasive species. The impact of introduced species is highly variable. Some have a negative effect on a local ecosystem, while other introduced species may have no negative effect or only minor impact. Some species have been introduced intentionally to combat pests. They are called biocontrols and may be regarded as beneficial as an alternative to pesticides in agriculture for example
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Yellowhammer
The yellowhammer ( Emberiza
Emberiza
citrinella) is a passerine bird in the bunting family that is native to Eurasia and has been introduced to New Zealand
New Zealand
and Australia. Most European birds remain in the breeding range year-round, but the eastern subspecies is partially migratory, with much of the population wintering further south. The male yellowhammer has a bright yellow head, streaked brown back, chestnut rump and yellow underparts. Other plumages are duller versions of the same pattern. The yellowhammer is common in open areas with some shrubs or trees, and forms small flocks in winter. Its song has a rhythm like "A little bit of bread and no cheese". The song is very similar to that of its closest relative, the pine bunting, with which it interbreeds. Breeding commences mainly in April and May, with the female building a lined cup nest in a concealed location on or near the ground
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Kaimanawa Horse
Kaimanawa horses are a population of feral horses in New Zealand that are descended from domestic horses released in the 19th and 20th centuries. They are known for their hardiness and quiet temperament. The New Zealand government strictly controls the population to protect the habitat in which they live, which includes several endangered species of plants. The varying heritage gives the breed a wide range of heights, body patterns and colours. They are usually well-muscled, sure-footed and tough. Horses were first reported in the Kaimanawa Range in 1876, although the first horses had been brought into New Zealand in 1814. The feral herds grew as horses escaped and were released from sheep stations and cavalry bases. Members of the herd were recaptured by locals for use as riding horses, as well as being caught for their meat, hair and hides
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House Mouse
The house mouse (Mus musculus) is a small mammal of the order Rodentia, characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, and a long naked or almost hairless tail. It is one of the most numerous species of the genus Mus. Although a wild animal, the house mouse mainly lives in association with humans. The house mouse has been domesticated as the pet or fancy mouse, and as the laboratory mouse, which is one of the most important model organisms in biology and medicine
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Wallaby
A wallaby is a small- or mid-sized macropod found in Australia
Australia
and New Guinea. They belong to the same taxonomic family as kangaroos and sometimes the same genus, but kangaroos are specifically categorised into the six largest species of the family. The term wallaby is an informal designation generally used for any macropod that is smaller than a kangaroo or wallaroo that has not been designated otherwise.[1] There are 11 species of brush wallabies (g. Macropus, s.g. Protemnodon). Their head and body length is 45 to 105 cm and the tail is 33 to 75 cm long. The six named species of rock-wallabies (g. Petrogale) live among rocks, usually near water; two species are endangered. The two species of hare-wallabies (g
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Lampropholis Delicata
The delicate skink,[1] dark-flecked garden sun skink,[2] garden skink or plague skink[3] ( Lampropholis
Lampropholis
delicata) is a skink of the subfamily Lygosominae, originally from Eastern Australia. In its native range and in New Zealand it is also known as the rainbow skink, a term that usually refers to the African Trachylepis margaritifera, also a member of the Lygosominae. It was accidentally introduced to New Zealand in the early 1960s. It is the only introduced reptile in New Zealand to successfully establish a wild population. It is found in several parts of the North Island, and occupies similar habitats to the native copper skink (Cyclodina aenea).[4] The delicate skink is considered a pest species in New Zealand, as they reproduce much more rapidly than native lizards, and compete with other native lizards and mammals for food and habitat
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Common Myna
Acridotheres
Acridotheres
tristis melanosternus Acridotheres
Acridotheres
tristis naumanni Acridotheres
Acridotheres
tristis tristis Acridotheres
Acridotheres
tristis tristoidesDistribution of the common myna. Native distribution in blue, introduced in red.The common myna/Indian mynah ( Acridotheres
Acridotheres
tristis), sometimes spelled mynah, also sometimes known as "Indian myna",[2] is a member of the family Sturnidae
Sturnidae
(starlings and mynas) native to Asia
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Mallard
A. p. platyrhynchos Linnaeus, 1758 A. p. domesticus Linnaeus, 1758 A. p. conboschas C. L. Brehm, 1831 (disputed)Natural Range of Anas
Anas
platyrhynchosSynonyms Anas
Anas
boschas Linnaeus, 1758The mallard (/ˈmælɑːrd/ or /ˈmælərd/) ( Anas
Anas
platyrhynchos) is a dabbling duck that breeds throughout the temperate and subtropical Americas, Eurasia, and North Africa
North Africa
and has been introduced to New Zealand, Australia, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, the Falkland Islands, and South Africa. This duck belongs to the subfamily Anatinae
Anatinae
of the waterfowl family Anatidae
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Rook (bird)
The rook ( Corvus
Corvus
frugilegus) is a member of the family Corvidae
Corvidae
in the passerine order of birds. It was given its binomial name by Carl Linnaeus in 1758,[2] The binomial is from Latin; Corvus
Corvus
is for "raven", and frugilegus is Latin
Latin
for "fruit-gathering", from frux, frugis, "fruit", and legere, "to pick".[3] The English name is ultimately derived from the bird's harsh call.[4]Contents1 Description 2 Distribution and habitat 3 Behaviour and ecology3.1 Diet 3.2 Breeding 3.3 Voice 3.4 Intelligence4 Relationship with humans 5 References 6 External linksDescription[edit]Rook at the Cafe, Marwell ZooThis species, at 45–47 cm in length, is similar in size to or slightly smaller than the carrion crow, with black feathers often showing a blue or bluish-purple sheen in bright sunlight
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Greenfinch
See textSynonymsChloris Cuvier, 1800 (but see text) Chloris C.L.Brehm, 1856 (non Cuvier, 1800: preoccupied) Chloris A.E.Brehm, 1857 (non Cuvier, 1800: preoccupied)Chloris is a genus of small passerine birds, the greenfinches, in the subfamily Carduelinae within the Fringillidae. The species have a Eurasian distribution except for the European greenfinch that also occurs in North Africa. These finches all have large conical bills and yellow patches on the wing feathers. The greenfiches were formerly placed in the genus Carduelis
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Common Redpoll
The common redpoll (Acanthis flammea) is a species of bird in the finch family. It breeds somewhat further south than the Arctic redpoll, also in habitats with thickets or shrubs.Contents1 Taxonomy1.1 Subspecies2 Description 3 Similar species 4 Behaviour 5 References 6 External linksTaxonomy[edit] The common redpoll was listed in 1758 by Linnaeus in the 10th edition of his Systema Naturae under the binomial name Fringilla flammea.[2][3] The current genus name Acanthis is from the Ancient Greek akanthis, a name for a small now-unidentifiable bird, and flammea is the Latin for "flame-coloured".[4] The common redpoll was previously placed in the genus Carduelis. Molecular phylogenetic studies showed that the Arctic and common redpolls formed a distinct lineage, so the two species were grouped together in the resurrected genus Acanthis.[5][6] Subspecies[edit] The nominate subspecies A. f. flammea, the mealy redpoll, breeds across the northern parts of North America and Eurasia
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Cirl Bunting
The cirl bunting (/ˈsɜːrl/ SURL),[2] Emberiza
Emberiza
cirlus, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a group now separated by most modern authors from the finches, Fringillidae. It breeds across southern Europe, on the Mediterranean
Mediterranean
islands and in north Africa. It is a resident of these warmer areas, and does not migrate in winter. It is common in all sorts of open areas with some scrub or trees, but has a preference for sunny slopes. Changes in agricultural practice have affected this species very adversely at the northern fringes of its range, and in England, where it once occurred over much of the south of the country, it is now restricted to south Devon
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Ferret
Mustela
Mustela
furo Linnaeus, 1758The ferret ( Mustela
Mustela
putorius furo) is the domesticated form of the European polecat, a mammal belonging to the same genus as the weasel, Mustela
Mustela
of the family Mustelidae.[1] They typically have brown, black, white, or mixed fur. They have an average length of 51 cm (20 in) including a 13 cm (5.1 in) tail, weigh about 1.5–4 pounds (0.7–2 kg), and have a natural lifespan of 7 to 10 years.[2] Ferrets are sexually dimorphic predators with males being substantially larger than females. Several other Mustelids also have the word ferret in their common names, including an endangered species, the black-footed ferret. The history of the ferret's domestication is uncertain, like that of most other domestic animals, but it is likely that ferrets have been domesticated for at least 2,500 years
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European Goldfinch
The European goldfinch
European goldfinch
or goldfinch ( Carduelis
Carduelis
carduelis), is a small passerine bird in the finch family that is native to Europe, North Africa and western Asia. It has been introduced to other areas including Australia, New Zealand
New Zealand
and Uruguay. The goldfinch has a red face and a black-and-white head. The back and flanks are buff or chestnut brown. The black wings have a broad yellow bar. The tail is black and the rump is white
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Common Starling
The common starling ( Sturnus
Sturnus
vulgaris), also known as the European starling, or in the British Isles just the starling, is a medium-sized passerine bird in the starling family, Sturnidae. It is about 20 cm (8 in) long and has glossy black plumage with a metallic sheen, which is speckled with white at some times of year. The legs are pink and the bill is black in winter and yellow in summer; young birds have browner plumage than the adults. It is a noisy bird, especially in communal roosts and other gregarious situations, with an unmusical but varied song
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