Story: Small forest birds

Bellbirds

It is easy to identify the melodious call of the bellbird (korimako) in the forest. Their dialect or tune varies from one valley to another, but they all have the same rich tones. In this sound clip the bellbird's song can be distinguished from the harsher call of the whitehead.

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Sound file from Birds of New Zealand. Compact disc. © Viking Sevenseas NZ, 1980 (PO Box 152, Paraparaumu). All rights reserved.

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How to cite this page:

Christina Troup, 'Small forest birds - Honeyeaters – bellbirds and tūī', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/natural-sounds/12468/bellbirds (accessed 20 October 2019)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015