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…
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.
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...
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.