Rare NZ Native Birds

Rare New Zealand Native Birds


NZ falcon

North Island brown kiwi

Black teal

White faced heron



NZ falcon are often confused with NZ swamp harrier or introduced hawk & are sparse between Rototua & Taranaki.

Kiwi can sometimes heard at night from behind Sun court – not yet seen. This species is the only kiwi in the wild in the North Island. Widespread in native forest & scrub, pine forests, rough farmland. Male gives a repeated high-pitched ascending whistle, female gives a deeper throaty cry