The Fantail

Fantail - a small insectivorous birds of Australasia, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

White Island, New Zealand

Largest Island Volcano in New Zealand, Bay of Plenty called "Whakaari" or White Island

The Kea in full flight.  Beautiful feathers under its wings.  NZ parrot.

Kea Conservation in New Zealand: Kea Conservation Trust

Piwakawaka or Pied Fantail.. These lovely wee birds will flit around you and follow you, especially if you make a sort of kissing sound with your lips, or squeek a cork against a glass bottle.

The tiny Fantail eats small insects and can be friendly enough to fly into our…

The little brown Kiwi.  Flightless bird.  Nocturnal.

New Zealand Birds- Kiwi

The Morepork.  Its is the native owl.  The sound it makes is directly as it is named....morepork...

The Morepork. Its is the native owl. The sound it makes is directly as it is…

Fantail

Fantail - Native New Zealand Bird ~

Spotted Kiwi

Little Spotted Kiwi or Little Gray Kiwi (Apteryx owenii) - New Zealand

The Kakapo is the worlds largest parrot.  It is a flightless bird.  They are endangered due to their very slow breeding.  They don't start breeding until they are about 8 or 9 years old, and they aren't the best parents either.  They are very long lived though.  They can live over 80 years.

The Kakapo: the world's rarest parrot. An endangered, flightless bird, aka "parrot of the night".

a video of the Tui.  The sounds you can hear for the first half are not the Tui, but they are other native birds including the Bellbird, and also the Magpie (not native)...the last half is the Tui.  It has a wide vocabulary of sounds, warbling, chuckling, snapping...

a video of the Tui. The sounds you can hear for the first half are not the Tui, but they are other native birds including the Bellbird, and also the Magpie (not native)...the last half is the Tui. It has a wide vocabulary of sounds, warbling, chuckling, snapping...

The little Bellbird.

The little Bellbird.

The Fantail

Fantail

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The Kakapo

The Kakapo Parrot of New Zealand is the heaviest parrot in the world, the only flightless parrot, and the only nocturnal parrot known. The kakapo is critically endangered - in November 2009 only 124 remained in the wild.

click on the play button to hear the sound of the Kea

click on the play button to hear the sound of the Kea

Kea are notorious for pulling things apart, and pulling rubber off cars.  They will get into your back packs and empty them out.  They have incredible beaks!  And highly nosey.

New Zealand: Two Kea birds slowly disassembling a police car

Tui bird song

Tui bird song

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