One bellbird singing nearby.
Bellbird sang once in a eucalypt. I could not see any flowers on the eucalypt. Song sounded like that of a first-year bird but I did not sight the bird.
Juvenile bellbird calling (short fledgling-type calls) in tree next to house. Can still clearly see yellow gape flanges. I did not see or hear an adult nearby, and the juvenile departed on its own.
A female bellbird in among the coastal scrub on Ulva Island. Bellbird were heard and seen throughout my trip to Stewart Island but none so obliging as this one for the photographer. As one photo shows, she was singing strongly.
A male bellbird at our sugar water feeder.
One bellbird heard at the bush near Arowhenua
The New Zealand Bellbird (Anthornis melanura), also known by its Māori names Korimako or Makomako, is a passerine bird endemic to New Zealand. It has greenish colouration 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. The explorer Captain Cook wrote of its song "it seemed to be like small bells...