Kokako in New Zealand, video

This video from New Zealand says about itself:

13 December 2014

This kokako from Tiritiri Matangi was filmed feeding on juicy leaves.

From the Bird Ecology Study Group about this:

North Island Kokako feeding on leaves

03 Jan 2015

The North Island Kokako (Callaeas wilsoni) is of ancient lineage with very few surviving close relatives. Its closest cousin is the saddleback (Philesturnus spp.).

“The video clip below was taken on Tiritiri Matangi Island, New Zealand. The island has been kept free of pests like rats, stoats and possums so that endemic bird species, which are mostly poor flyers, have a chance to re-establish their numbers.

“The tagged bird was seen on a branch at almost eye level, next to a path we took while returning to our waiting ferry.

“The bird can be seen holding down the leaf with one leg while tearing off bite-sized pieces to savour. After devouring the whole leaf, it hopped off to harvest another delectable juicy leaf.

“Its blue wattles and black mask gives away its identity.”

Teo Lee Wei & K

14th December 2014

8 thoughts on “Kokako in New Zealand, video

  1. Pingback: Dutch wildlife camera trap video | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Pingback: New Zealand: singer Kiri Te Kanawa helps protecting native pigeon | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: Bar-tailed godwit, New Zealand’s Bird of the Year | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: Saving Tahiti monarchs | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  5. Pingback: Ten bird species, discovered in 2016 | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  6. Pingback: New Zealand seabird news | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  7. Pingback: Australasian bitterns in New Zealand | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  8. Pingback: New Zealand insects discoveries | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.