WALT Describe different habitats in New Zealand and species that live in them
- Write an introduction
- Write a paragraph describing each creature and the habitat
- Write a conclusion
- Add detail about the habitat eg
- Plants, landscape, temperature, weather, animals living there
- Add detail about the creatures eg
- Species they belong to
- If endangered
- Use detail and descriptive words
I have created an offshore islands habitat and have included 4 animals that live their, one endemic two introduced and one native.
The New Zealand's offshore islands contain a variety of plants like the NZ Christmas tree(pohutukawa), Rimu and the Miro and they protect the layers underneath. On the floor you might see a forget-me-not and the five finger, fungi and the purple flower the Akeketerehe. The temperature of the offshore islands is 7- 11 degree celsius.
The endemic creature I chose was the Black robin, it is endemic because it was found on the offshore islands and nowhere else to be seen in other countries. It is a small black bird and it is endemic to the offshore islands . They live on the offshore islands for good shelter and they think it is a good place to lay their eggs.These small birds are measured to 10-15 cm. The Black Robin is an omnivore because they eat leaves, cockroaches, grubs, weta and worms.
The native creature I chose was the Duvaucel's gecko, the Duvaucel’s gecko is native to the offshore islands because they were here before human arrival. It is a small grey gecko and it eats leaves and insects they find on the ground. The size of a Duvaucel's gecko is around 300 mm long. They live in the reptile family because they are cold blooded and they have scaly skin. Duvaucel’s geckos live on the offshore islands because they have no pests that can endanger them
The two introduced species that I chose were the redpoll and the rat. The rat and redpoll are introduced species because they came over with humans, knowingly or unknowingly. Rats live in the rodent family because they have long tails, sharp teeth and sharp claws. The rats got here by boats when the humans went over. The rats main diet is eggs and they live on the offshore islands because their are bird eggs to feed them.The Rat is known to be measured 25 cm long. The redpoll is a bird. It has a red patch on its forehead. Redpoll are known to be 11.5 - 14cm long. They eat seeds and insects. They live on the offshore islands because they think it is a good place to lay their eggs and there aren’t very many predators.
The Black Robin, The Duvaucel’s geckos, The Redpoll and the Rat all live in New Zealand offshore islands.