Common in broadleaved forest
Female bellbird foraging for insects under kanuka bark
With the harakeke in the garden flowering the korimako are making the most of it.
singing loudly - at least 1 pair dancing around/ courtship
These two were having quite the sing-off.
Like the Tuis, hanging around the various flax plants on the hill.
Female bellbird found a tasty treat!
Heard singing then seen briefly near the playground. Male.
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...