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Black Robin, the sweetest little endemic bird from New Zealand

Black Robin, the sweetest little endemic bird from the Chatham Islands. The species also has an amazing survival story- in 1980 there were only five black robins known to be alive. Now there are over but still critically endangered.

Kiwi from New Zealand Luxury Travel (@antipodeanluxurytravel) on Instagram: “This little guy is so cute, so lucky to have such a special bird be our national identity. #kiwi #NZ_birds

Kiwi from New Zealand Luxury Travel (@antipodeanluxurytravel) on Instagram: “This little guy is so cute, so lucky to have such a special bird be our national identity. #kiwi #NZ_birds

kokako by blowback, via Flickr The Blue Wattled Crow. Almost became extinct  and is still in danger. Greatest threat are Possums eating their eggs.

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.

Feasting in nectar the Tui. Birds of New Zealand.

Tui bird, New Zealand.The tui is an endemic passerine bird of New Zealand. It is one of the largest members of the diverse honeyeater family. The name tui is from the Maori language name tūī and is the species' formal common name.