Heard initially the observed in a blue gum tee
Heard many bellbirds singing to each other in canopy cover.
Seen in a variety of trees for this bird count in neighbours garden. This garden has a variety of sections including exotic and native areas. The bird count was done in the native section of the garden which has a range of NZ plants such as: Rimu, Tree ferns, Cabbage trees, young Red Beech, Five finger and has a radius of approximately 11m.
Minimum of 2 audible in area downhill if the school.
In eucalyptus tree.
Heard near playground, downhill of school. Did not see. Orange flowers that bellbirds were feeding on previously no longer appear to be in bloom.
Heard the distinctive Bellbird call many times while bird-watching, but never saw where it/they were.
Heard 1-2 Bellbirds while bird-watching. I could not see where they were.
A curious young bellbird.
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...