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
Craig Platt NZ wildlife artist, New Zealand birds artist, Auckland illustrator, NZ birdlife, Kingfisher, Tui oil painting, Pukeko
Art by the Sea art gallery specializes in fine NZ arts and crafts, with a huge range of original, fine New Zealand and Maori arts and crafts.
My First North Island Kokako (Callaeas cinerea)
This was the first bird I saw (apart from a kingfisher on the shoreline) on my first day on Tiritiri Matangi Open Sanctuary, so I was chuffed as this was my target bird on my Auckland trip. However I'm not quite happy with the light on the grey feathers. I didn't use flash for this one as it was near the coastline. I used flash on the two other occasions I saw kokako. For my overseas contacts - this bird is not often seen & this one is in the North Island only. They make the most melodious…