Kiwi, New Zealand.

Kiwi are flightless birds endemic to New Zealand. At around the size of a domestic chicken, kiwi are by far the smallest living ratites and lay the largest egg in relation to their body size of any species of bird .

New Zealand's native owl, the Morepork. Named because of it's startlingly human cry - 'More Pork!'

Chouette tachetée de Tasmanie - A Morepork Owl from new Zealand. The sound they make when they call is how they got their name !

Wanganui, New Zealand Pigeon

New Zealand pigeon or Kereru pigeon - (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae)

New Zealand Pigeon or Kererū (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) - a bird endemic to New Zealand. Māori call it kererū in most of the country but kūkupa and kūkū in some parts of the North Island, particularly in Northland. Commonly called wood pigeon, they are distinct from the wood pigeon (Columba palumbus) of the Northern Hemisphere, which is a member of a different genus.

New Zealand Woodpigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) endemic to New Zealand

Morepork | New Zealand Birds Online

Blowhard Bush, Hawke's Bay, December Image © Adam Clarke by Adam Clarke

The Tui is an indigenous New Zealand bird, and a national symbol. It is unique in having two voice boxes, allowing it to mimic many different birdsongs and other sounds (including human); also giving it a distinctive and quirky song. I love listening to these birds at home, when they are in the trees outside!

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Have you heard a tui? The Tui is an indigenous New Zealand bird, and a national symbol. It is unique in having two voice boxes, allowing it to mimic many different birdsongs and other sounds (including human); also giving it a distinctive and quirky song.

The endemic Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) - New Zealand. Note its white fluff at throat. Tui have two voice boxes and are good mimics. They are much more common in the cities and gardens now due to conservation efforts.

The endemic Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) - New Zealand. Note its white fluff at throat. Tui have two voice boxes and are good mimics. They are much more common in the cities adn gardens now due to conservation efforts.

Kereru. New Zealand native wood pigeon. These birds stuff themselves with berries until they are so heavy that they are almost unable to fly.

Kereru - New Zealand native wood pigeon. These birds stuff themselves with berries until they are so heavy that they are almost unable to fly.


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