Thursday, September 29, 2016

Bell Bird

Bell bird.(Anthornis melanura),

Flitting here
Flitting there
Jumping up for joy


Bell Bird (Anthornis melanura),
Most New Zealanders can easily recognise the bellbird by its melodious song, which Captain Cook described as sounding ‘like small bells exquisitely tuned’.

Well camouflaged, the bellbird is usually heard before it is seen. Females are dull olive-brown, with a slight blue sheen on the head and a pale yellow cheek stripe. Males are olive green, with a purplish head and black outer wing and tail feathers. ~ Bernard

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