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Native Birds of NZ

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 Parrot found only in the South Island of New Zealand and the only alpine pa… Kea. Parrot found only in the South Island of New Zealand and the only alpine parrot in the world! Pretty Birds, Beautiful Birds, Animals Beautiful, Beautiful Butterflies, Beautiful Pictures, Animals Amazing, Beautiful Gorgeous, Amazing Photos, Simply Beautiful

Kea. Parrot found only in the South Island of New Zealand and the only alpine parrot in the world!

Kakapo: rare bird of NZ. There are only 62 left in existence. The name comes from the native Maori language, meaning “night parrot.” night parrot Kakapo (Strigops habroptila) - The world's heaviest parrot~ Rare Birds, Exotic Birds, Colorful Birds, Colorful Parrots, Pretty Birds, Beautiful Birds, Animals Beautiful, Especie Animal, Mundo Animal

The Kakapo is one of the rarest animals on earth. This bird is flightless and ground dwelling, the only parrot of its kind. Its unique ecology has hastened its demise: introduced animals such as cats, rats and dogs decimated the Kakapo population so that by 1995 only 50 remained in isolated pockets on small islands surrounding New Zealand.

Tui bird, New Zealand.The tui is an endemic passerine bird of New Zealand. It is one of the largest members of the diverse honeyeater family. The name tui is from the Maori language name tūī and is the species' formal common name. Pretty Birds, Love Birds, Beautiful Birds, Animals Beautiful, Cute Animals, Tui Bird, Flax Flowers, Kiwiana, Mundo Animal

Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae)

Tiritiri Matangi Island, Auckland Province, North Island, New Zealand. Endemic.

 Photo by Richard Ashurst The Tui is an endemic passerine bird of New Zealand. It is one of the largest members of the diverse honeyeater family. The name tui is from the Maori language name tūī and is the species' formal common name. Pretty Birds, Love Birds, Beautiful Birds, Animals Beautiful, Exotic Birds, Colorful Birds, Tui Bird, Kinds Of Birds, Bird Pictures

The iconic Tui, a member of the Honeyeater family. New Zealand. Photo by Richard Ashurst

South Island Takahē, flightless bird indigenous to New Zealand Kinds Of Birds, All Birds, Love Birds, Pretty Birds, Beautiful Birds, Ostriches, Flightless Bird, Unusual Animals, All Gods Creatures

South Island Takahē is a flightless bird indigenous to New Zealand. Image via Bird's Eye View at www.Facebook.com/aBirdsEyeViewForYou

Pukeko is a name, derived from the Māori language, for the Purple Swamphen - New Zealand native bird Kinds Of Birds, Love Birds, Beautiful Birds, Nature Sauvage, Kiwiana, Thinking Day, Mundo Animal, Wild Birds, Bird Watching

Pukeko (NZ)

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Previous Pinner: Morepork, the NZ native owl with a distinctive cry after which it is named. I have been lucky enough to look one of these right in the eye as it perched in a tree. We had a stare off to see who would blink first. Beautiful Owl, Animals Beautiful, Owl Bird, Pet Birds, New Zealand Wildlife, Animals And Pets, Cute Animals, Spotted Owl, Kiwiana

Morepork, the NZ native owl with a distinctive cry after which it is named. I have been lucky enough to look one of these right in the eye as it perched in a tree. We had a stare off to see who would blink first. He won...

Takahē - New Zealand, critically endangered. The takahē, notornis, or South Island takahē is a flightless bird indigenous to New Zealand and belonging to the rail family. Kinds Of Birds, All Birds, Love Birds, Beautiful Birds, Animals Beautiful, Cute Animals, Exotic Birds, Colorful Birds, Ostriches

Takahē | The Plight of the Takahē. Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri), a flightless bird found only in New Zealand

The weka is a flightless bird species of the Rail family. It is endemic to New Zealand, where four subspecies are recognized. Weka are sturdy brown birds, about the size of a chicken. As omnivores, they feed mainly on invertebrates and fruit. Big Bird, Small Birds, Colorful Birds, Love Birds, Beautiful Birds, Pet Birds, Reptiles And Amphibians, Mammals, New Zealand Wildlife

Gallirallus Australis - Weka is one of New Zealand’s iconic large flightless birds

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Weka, New Zealand----can you say Guard Bird? Stay off my property or I'll let this guy scratch your eyes out! The weka is a flightless bird species of the rail family. It is endemic to New Zealand, where four subspecies are recognized. Weka are sturdy brown birds, about the size of a chicken. As omnivores, they feed mainly on invertebrates and fruit.