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This is the Australian gannet, or Morus serrator.
Its Maori name is the takapu. It is a relatively large bird, around 1m long from bill to tail as adult.

The species is a very adept flier. It is also not under any extinction threat.

These photos are taken at the colony near Muriwai.

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Keywords:Morus serrator, New Zealand, bird, gannet, muriwai, takapu