One female bellbird fluffed up and singing next to another female.
Singing in pittosporum in backyard
Vocal, active, hopping around in a large tree in Woodhaugh gardens, Dunedin. Seemed to be packing at tree trunk. Alone, but others heard in tree canopy nearby.
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...