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The Saddleback or Tieke (Philesturnus carunculatus) is a previously rare and endangered New Zealand bird of the family Callaeidae. Cute Birds, Pretty Birds, Beautiful Birds, Animals Beautiful, Exotic Birds, Colorful Birds, Exotic Pets, Birds In The Sky, Kinds Of Birds

Saddleback

Philesturnus carunculatus Photo by Paddy Ryan (Ryan Photographic) Common name: saddleback (en); tieque (pt); créadion rounoir (fr); tieke (es); sattelvogel (de) Taxonomy: Order Passeriformes Family Callaeidae Range: The saddleback is endemic to New Zealand, and was once widespread over the North and South Islands, and some offshore islands, but by the early 1900s, was extinct on the mainland. Today it mostly occurs in offshore islands, with several introductions in progress in both the…

Stitchbird or Hihi “Notiomystis cincta” is a rare honeyeater-like bird endemic to the North Island & adjacent offshore islands of New Zealand Small Birds, Little Birds, Colorful Birds, Pet Birds, Rare Birds, Mundo Animal, Reptiles And Amphibians, Wild Nature, Bird Pictures

Rare NZ stichbirds breed chicks

One of New Zealand's rarest birds is now producing chicks in west Auckland.

North Island Saddleback New Zealand Pretty Birds, Beautiful Birds, Nz Art, Kiwiana, Goldfinch, Scenery Wallpaper, New Zealand Travel, Horse Pictures, Aboriginal Art

Some New birds from New Zealand - Birding in BC Community

North Island Saddleback New Zealand

Stitchbird male: a rare Honeyeater-like bird endemic to the North Island and adjacent offshore islands of New Zealand. My favourite at Zealandia! The Beautiful Country, Beautiful Birds, Owl Bird, Pet Birds, Kinds Of Birds, Circle Of Life, Bird Species, Wild Birds, Bird Watching

Stitchbird male: a rare Honeyeater-like bird endemic to the North Island and adjacent offshore islands of New Zealand

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Saddleback

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Stitchbird/hihi

Stitchbird/hihi is a medium-sized forest species that is one of New Zealand’s rarest birds.

A rare North Island saddleback at Tiritiri Matangi Sanctuary - just north of Auckland Marlborough Sounds, Valentines Day Coloring Page, Forest And Wildlife, Australian Birds, All Nature, Animal Coloring Pages, Bird Species, Wild Birds, Bird Watching

Saddleback getting ready to fly.

Saddlebacks, Philesturnus carunculatus, are common on some of New Zealand's offshore islands and they are especially so on Tiritiri Matangi, where this guy was photographed. Noisy, too. This guy is proudly showing off the wattles that give it's family its name, and its specific name, as well as the back plumage that gives it its common name.

Make sure you vote in this years Bird of the Year 2013 for the Saddleback! Every vote counts so click the link and get voting ; Kiwiana, Birds 2, Reptiles And Amphibians, Flora And Fauna, Auckland, Animals Beautiful, New Zealand, Creatures, Tonga

BIRD OF THE YEAR 2013 - VOTE SADDLEBACK!!!

Make sure you vote in this years Bird of the Year 2013 for the Saddleback!!! Every vote counts so click the link and get voting ;-) http://www.birdoftheyear.org.nz/