I mentioned the other day that I’m in the middle of my three-week cooking series at Les Gourmettes. The first week was a Mother’s Day brunch menu and I needed kiwifruit for a fruit sala…
Kokako fly into spotlight
Kokako expert David Bryden is hosting a two-hour walking tour in the ranges this Saturday, when he will explain recent kokako egg-swapping and restoration programmes.
The Eastern Rosella can be found in the northern half of the North Island (north of Taupo), the Wellington region, and in the hills around Dunedin - NZ...I have to say I have never seen one so pretty rare..
Cape Kidnappers Gannet Reserve, Hawke's Bay, near Napier, North Island, New Zealand | Blaine Harrington III
Cape Kidnappers Gannet Reserve, Hawke's Bay, near Napier, North Island, New Zealand
Kakapo by shanskala on DeviantArt
Kakapo - the largest (well, heaviest) parrot in the world! They are also extremely endangered with 126 left in the world. This year they are nesting for... Kakapo
Pūkeko is mentioned in the Māori myth 'How the Kiwi lost her wings' in which several birds of the forest are asked to come down from the trees to eat the bugs on the ground and save the forest, but all give excuses except the Kiwi who is willing to give up his colours and the ability to fly. The Pūkeko's excuse is that it looks too damp down there, and he does not want to get his feet wet. The Pūkeko is punished for his reluctance and told he must now live forever in the swamps...NZ