A male and female guarding this little area of bush...
Heard singing, at least 2 individuals at Orana Park. Did not hear them until after 4pm, although we'd been at the park since 2:30.
*Note these weren't captive.
At my friend's place.
Male bellbird chonging and feeding on kowhai flowers in the tree behind the office :-) Cool
Initially feeding from tree lucerne flowers, then it flew about five metres to the fence and inspected several battens before returning to the tree lucerne.
Not the best photos for ID, though the pale cheek stripe suggests this is an adult female Bellbird feeding on a Apricot.
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...