Dense cover near pathway. Wetlands on all sides.
Heard but not seen in beech forest.
saw a few birds using the habitat
could hear a few and saw 2
Bellbirds were heard four times while observing.
One bellbird was seen among the trees in the plot.
Feed on the worm in the dead tree bark
Only able to see one though we heard multiple
long stretch of park with both vegetation areas and grass areas. windy, cold, overcast and damp on the day and there was no other human presence on the day.
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...