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Weka, New Zealand----can you say Guard Bird?  Stay off my property or I'll let this guy scratch your eyes out!  The weka is a flightless bird species of the rail family. It is endemic to New Zealand, where four subspecies are recognized. Weka are sturdy brown birds, about the size of a chicken. As omnivores, they feed mainly on invertebrates and fruit.

Weka, New Zealand----can you say Guard Bird? Stay off my property or I'll let this guy scratch your eyes out!

The New Zealand Kaka, also known as Kākā, (Nestor meridionalis) is a New Zealand parrot endemic to the native forests of New Zealand.

Exotic birds : The New Zealand Kaka, also known as Kākā, (Nestor meridionalis) is a New Zealand parrot endemic to the native forests of New Zealand.

Polynesian Takahe

ENDANGERED: The Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri), is a flightless bird found only in New Zealand

Our whio are nationally vulnerable, with less than 3,000 remaining. Photo: Matt Binns | CC BY 2.0 #nzbirds

The Blue Duck (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos) is a member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae endemic to New Zealand. The Māori name, sometimes used in English, is whio, which is an onomatopoetic rendition of the males' call.

a Kaka Bird, a New Zealand native animal at the Mount Bruce Wildlife Center, Wairarapa.

An endemic bird to New Zealand, the Kaka dwells mostly in the depths of the forest throughout the country.

Huia  Heteralocha acutirostris The huia was probably the greatest loss to New Zealands unique avifauna. It became extinct in 1907 after extensive hunting for collections and its tail feathers, which were in great demand due to an international fashion of wearing them in hats. The male and female were so sexually dimorphic with different straight and curved beak forms, they were at first thought to be separate species.

New Zealand Ecology - Native birds list

Takahē, Porphyrio hochstetteri, is a flightless bird indigenous to New Zealand & belonging to the rail family

Takahē, Porphyrio hochstetteri, is a flightless bird indigenous to New Zealand & belonging to the rail family

New Zealand robin/toutouwai. Photo: Herb Christophers #nzbirds

The New Zealand robin or toutouwai (a. South Island Robin), is a sparrow-sized bird found only in New Zealand, where it has the status of a protected endemic species.

New Zealand falcon or kārearea (Falco novaeseelandiae)

The New Zealand Falcon or Kārearea (Falco novaeseelandiae) is New Zealand's only endemic falcon and the only remaining bird of prey endemic to New Zealand. Other common names for the bird are Bush Hawk and Sparrow Hawk

The Kea (Nestor notabilis) is a large species of parrot found in forested and alpine regions of the South Island of New Zealand.

The Kea (/ˈkiː. Nestor notabilis) is a large species of parrot (superfamily Strigopoidea) found in forested and alpine regions of the South Island of New Zealand.

Stitchbird or Hihi, Notiomystis cincta, is a rare honeyeater-like bird endemic to the N Island & adjacent offshore islands of New Zealand

Rare NZ stichbirds breed chicks

Stitchbird or Hihi (Notiomystis cincta) - a rare honeyeater-like bird endemic to the N Island & adjacent offshore islands of New Zealand

Kiwi, Flightless birds

A brief respite from bloodthirsty historical figures for the holiday.

New+Zealand+Animals | New Zealand Animals are a strange, non-toxic and interesting bunch

New Zealand Woodpigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) endemic to New Zealand

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