This cute Pīwakawaka that's been sitting outside our front door and tried to fly into our house - cats were eyeing it up pretty closely...
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Birds Have A Good Sense Of Smell
Sight and hearing are the most important senses for birds -- this is at least the received wisdom. By studying bird DNA, however, researchers have now provided genetic evidence that many bird species have a well-developed sense of smell.
Fantail piwakawaka Photograph at Nga Manu Images
Fantail (piwakawaka) in flight. (Rhipiduridae) Fantails use their broad tails to change direction quickly while hunting for insects, which they do in flight.
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Korimako - bellbird - Anthornis melanura
Photographed at Zealandia. A passerine bird endemic to New Zealand. It has greenish coloration and is the only living member of the genus Anthornis. The bellbird forms a significant component of the famed New Zealand dawn chorus of bird song that was much noted by early European settlers. It has a bell-like song which is sometimes confused with that of the Tui. The species is common across much of New Zealand and its offshore islands as well as the Auckland Islands. The Māori language name…
Tiritiri Matangi Island: How to See Rare Birds in Auckland
See rare and endangered birds living on Tiritiri Matangi Island (including Takahe and Stitchbirds), an open bird sanctuary on New Zealand's North Island.