fantail

Fantail or Piwakawaka, my absolute favourite native New Zealand bird. So many of these at Wilks.

Pukeko - New Zealand native bird

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

Kokako  - has such a beautiful unique sound,	New Zealand

Kōkako is an endangered forest bird which is endemic to New Zealand. It is slate-grey with wattles & a black mask. It is one of three species of New Zealand Wattlebird, the other two being the near threatened Tieke (saddleback) & the extinct Huia.

Kiwi birds lay the largest egg in proportion to its body. The egg is equivalent to 15-25% of the bird’s body mass. To compare, ostrich’s egg is equivalent to 2% of the mother’s body mass, while a newborn human accounts only for 5% of the mother’s body mass.

Kiwi birds lay the largest egg in proportion to its body. The egg is equivalent to of the bird’s body mass. To compare, ostrich’s egg is equivalent to of the mother’s body mass, while a newborn human accounts only for of the mother’s body mass.

Kereru ....The New Zealand Pigeon or kererū (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) is a bird endemic to New Zealand. Māori call it Kererū in most of the country but kūkupa and kūkū in some parts of the North Island, particularly in Northland. New Zealand pigeons are commonly called wood pigeons but are not the same as the Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus), which is a member of a different genus.

The endemic New Zealand wood pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) or 'kereru' in the Maori language.

Kiwi Bird- rarely seen

Kiwi are flightless birds endemic to New Zealand. At around the size of a domestic chicken, kiwi are by far the smallest living ratites and lay the largest egg in relation to their body size of any species of bird .

The Fantail

Fantail - a small insectivorous birds of Australasia, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

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