New Zealand Birds

He hara wa te manu? 
What is this bird? 
It is a wood-robin. 
What is the bird? 
Now, 'tis a sparrow-hawk. 
It jumps hither and thither, chirping “Ti-ti!” 
It jumping there, calling “ke-te!” 
It skips, it flutters from bough to bough. 
This is the bird that is to bring forth men, 
The parent of mankind. 
O wife of mine. 
Come hither! 
Approach and fly to my embrace.
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Kereru. New Zealand native wood pigeon. These birds stuff themselves with berries until they are so heavy that they are almost unable to fly.

New Zealand native wood pigeon. These birds stuff themselves with berries until they are so heavy that they are almost unable to fly. They sound like "whispering death" as they fly through the bush.

Pukeko - New Zealand native bird

Pukeko is a name, derived from the Māori language, for the Purple Swamphen - New Zealand native bird

Here is a wonderful 'crepuscular' (dusky evening light) Renaissance painting effect applied to New Zealand native & endemic birds by Cally Whitham.

Here is a wonderful 'crepuscular' (dusky evening light) Renaissance painting effect applied to New Zealand native endemic birds by Cally Whitham.

South Island Saddleback  Tieke Philesturnus carunculatus carunculatus New Zealand native

South Island Saddleback Tieke Philesturnus carunculatus carunculatus New Zealand native

a Kaka Bird, a New Zealand native animal at the Mount Bruce Wildlife Center, Wairarapa.

An endemic bird to New Zealand, the Kaka dwells mostly in the depths of the forest throughout the country.

New Zealand Native Birds - Lake Brunner Region

New Zealand Native Birds - Birdwatching & Ornithology, Lake Brunner, West Coast New Zealand

Tui  Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae New Zealand native

Tui Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae New Zealand native they are brilliant mimics

New Zealand native bird sounds

This clip was taken at the Zealandia wildlife sanctuary in Wellington NZ. The sounds aren't actually made by "live" birds but are recordings of birds that yo.

New Zealand Kea (native parrot) at Auckland Zoo

New Zealand Kea (native parrot) at Auckland Zoo

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