04 June 2016

Korimako (NZ bellbird)

In the previous post I mentioned how the tree lucerne had begun to attract birds like the korimako. This evening I finally managed to photograph one of these beautiful birds. This is a female, easily identifiable by the white stripe at the corner of her mouth.

[1/160sec at f4, ISO 400]

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Zhoen said...

What a subtle beauty.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, the males are a little more colourful, but still subtle. No one could accuse them of being gaudy.

gz said...

the song makes up for the subtle colouring

pohanginapete said...

gz, right now I can hear one calling close by. It's one of the less melodious calls, but still a joy to listen to.