Medium: mataī (New Zealand Black pine), wood base. Size: 14 x 12 x 5 inches (incl. base). One of the four species of tern breeding in New Zealand, the Tara is by far the most plentiful of the terns to be seen around the coastline. Highly gregarious, usually flying in flocks and nesting in colonies, the Tara is streamlined in appearance with pointed wings and forked tail.