Bellbird

Bellbird
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Scientific Name:Anthornis melanura
Māori Name:Korimako
Conservation status:Least Concern
Found at The BrookYes

Most New Zealanders can easily recognise the bellbird by its melodious song, which Captain Cook described as sounding 'like small bells exquisitely tuned'.

Well camouflaged, the bellbird is usually heard before it is seen. Females are dull olive-brown, with a slight blue sheen on the head and a pale yellow cheek stripe. Males are olive green, with a purplish head and black outer wing and tail feathers.

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