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Saddleback (Philesturnus carunculatus): Beautiful Wildlife Photography - "beautiful wildlife photography: Saddleback (Philesturnus carunculatus) Image by David Cook Wildlife Photography (kookr) Tiritiri Matangi Island, Auckland Province, North I Bird On Branch, Beautiful Forest, Forest House, Sea Birds, South Island, Flora And Fauna, Wildlife Photography, Conservation, New Zealand

Saddleback (Philesturnus carunculatus)

Tiritiri Matangi Island, Auckland Province, North Island, New Zealand. Endemic, Near-threatened. Another beautiful New Zealand endemic bird, belonging to the same family as the Kokako (see previous photos). It has 2 sub-species: this is the North Island Saddleback, sub-species P.c.rufusater. Both sub-species now only exist on islands where they have been successfully reintroduced following eradication of mammalian predators (New Zealand has a LOT of introduced predators that have devastated…

The New Zealand robin or toutouwai (a. South Island Robin) is a sparrow-sized bird found only in New Zealand where it has the status of a protected endemic species. Cute Birds, Small Birds, Little Birds, Colorful Birds, Animals And Pets, Cute Animals, Little Bird Tattoos, Robin, Reptiles And Amphibians

New Zealand robin/toutouwai

The New Zealand robin or toutouwai is a sparrow-sized bird found only in New Zealand. They are friendly and trusting, often coming to within a couple of metres of people.

 The takahē was once thought to be extinct. Even today, despite years of conservation effort, the takahē remains critically endangered. Chicken Names, Flightless Bird, Kinds Of Birds, Baby Chicks, Circle Of Life, Endangered Species, Bird Feathers, Beautiful Birds, Animal Photography

Birds A - Z

From albatrosses to yellowheads, learn more about some of New Zealand's native birds.

Morepork NZ Owl also called Ruru. What a lovely soothing call this afternoon. Rare for me and usually only sing at night. Owl Pictures, Owl Pics, Animal Crafts For Kids, Kiwiana, Sea Birds, Watercolor Animals, Guinea Pigs, Conservation, New Zealand


The native morepork is known for its haunting, melancholic call. This sound gives it the Māori name 'ruru'.

DOC scientist, Graeme Elliot, explains the impact of a cycle on predators and native species. Sea Birds, Predator, Beautiful Birds, Conservation, Nativity, Battle, Wildlife, The Nativity, Birth

Battle For Our Birds - Predator Plague Threatens our Native Wildlife

DOC Scientist Graeme Elliot talks about beech mast and predator cycles.This autumn (2014) scientists are predicting a predator plague in New Zealand that wil...

There are an estimated pāteke/brown teal in the wild. Brown Teal, Sea Birds, Conservation, New Zealand, Flora, Lion Sculpture, Art, Art Background, Kunst

Rare duck numbers on the rise

It's good news for New Zealand's rarest duck, the pāteke, or brown teal, with recent flock counts in Northland showing the biggest population since surveys began in 1988.

Blue duck/whio family at Tongariro, NZ. They are one of New Zealand's most endangered species. It has no close relative. It has a soft membrane on the tip of its beak to stop it wearing away when gathering its food from the gravel of rivers. Beautiful Birds, Animals Beautiful, Baby Animals, Cute Animals, Baby Elephants, Elephant Baby, Birds Online, New Zealand Art, Cute Birds

Whio partnership off to a flying start

The future of one of New Zealand’s most endangered species is looking brighter, with the latest whio breeding season resulting in 206 new ducklings at one breeding site alone.