16 July 2019 Birds

Korimako, Bellbird

A protected endemic bird. Became extinct north of Waikato in the 1860s although a few male birds fly north over winter. Maintains the same breeding territory every year. Bellbird numbers have been increasing in the arboretum over the last few years and can be seen and heard most of the year. The Bellbird is more common on the coastal strip of Gisborne at Muriwai etc.