Young bellbird taking advantage of the downhill Stitchbird feeder. Lots of bellbirds around both feeders.
Drinking from NZ Flax, yellow pollen all over his forehead.
Observed on Horseshoe Point Track
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...