New Zealand Birds

The New Zealand Forest & Bird campaign for Bird Of The Year 2012 helping species in need and endangered.
The Barn Owl. The New Zealand Forest & Bird campaign for Bird Of The Year 2012 helping species in need and endangered.

The Barn Owl. The New Zealand Forest & Bird campaign for Bird Of The Year 2012 helping species in need and endangered.

The Kea. A bogan of a bird. Their sophisticated mob tactics has won them sandwiches, shoelaces and a good stockpile of hot chips over the years but their criminal tendences has meant they've reaped very few votes.

The Kea. A bogan of a bird. Their sophisticated mob tactics has won them sandwiches, shoelaces and a good stockpile of hot chips over the years but their criminal tendences has meant they've reaped very few votes.

This purple-suited polygamist has almost reached plague proportions. Roadside, swampside, in craft stores and on cards, the pukeko is no doubt our honorary national bird.

This purple-suited polygamist has almost reached plague proportions. Roadside, swampside, in craft stores and on cards, the pukeko is no doubt our honorary national bird.

The Kakapo Once you could shake a tree and a kakapo would fall out. Now, there's fewer than 150 birds. We’re all cheering for this inquisitive flightless parrot as it waddles back from the brink of extinction.

The Kakapo Once you could shake a tree and a kakapo would fall out. Now, there's fewer than 150 birds. We’re all cheering for this inquisitive flightless parrot as it waddles back from the brink of extinction.

You may think that this tribe of birds has been at war given their disfigured state - but on closer inspection you'll realise their broken wing display is a mere ruse to keep predators at bay. Crafty and cerebral to boot!

You may think that this tribe of birds has been at war given their disfigured state - but on closer inspection you'll realise their broken wing display is a mere ruse to keep predators at bay. Crafty and cerebral to boot!

Its almighty wingspan, its bridal dress, its powder pink feet and its bill-clapping courtship rituals are just some of the reasons to vote for this majestic ocean

Its almighty wingspan, its bridal dress, its powder pink feet and its bill-clapping courtship rituals are just some of the reasons to vote for this majestic ocean

The little Blue Penguin...could it be Forest and Bird's Bird Of The Year 2012? So deserving!

The little Blue Penguin...could it be Forest and Bird's Bird Of The Year 2012? So deserving!

The New Zealand Forest & Bird campaign for Bird Of The Year 2012 helping species in need and endangered.

The New Zealand Forest & Bird campaign for Bird Of The Year 2012 helping species in need and endangered.

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