Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Two New Zealand birds in my garden; tui and kererū

I love the fact that I can use my phone to video the birds I see out of the window. We are surrounded by native forest, including plenty of nikau palms, so we have lots of kereru, and we also have flowering trees like puriri, and a one exotic, an Australian frangipani, that tui love! In fact this morning there was quite a fight between two tui for the control of the frangipani, it was like living in a Attemborough's documentary. Here tui and kereru feeding (in peace).

The Tui is an endemic bird of New Zealand that mostly feed on nectar. Here is feeding on an Australia frangipani tree (Hymenosporum flavum).

The New Zealand pigeon or kererū is a bird endemic to New Zealand. The nikau is the only palm native to New Zealand. Filmed in the Waitakere Ranges, Auckland.


  1. nice birds Alessandra!! I only have doves:))

  2. Non posso lamentarmi di quello che vedo in giardino dalle mie finestre, certo, ma trovarsi davanti una natura così selvaggia e dirompente come una foresta è straordinario!!!

  3. Sono proprio nella foresta, infatti :-)


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