Birds - Ngā Manu

From the bush-dwelling pipipi to the urban house sparrow... a collection of bird stories and songs.

New Zealand is a land of birds. Many of our birds are endemic  – or found only here  – a testament to the country’s small size and its isolation. New Zealand birds are some of the most unusual and intriguing in the world. They include the largest seabirds, the flightless nocturnal kākāpō and kiwi, globe-trotting shorebirds and many more.


Ngā Manu

Listen to all of the bird calls from Morning Report.

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Birds on Our Changing World

A collection of stories about our native birds.

Shags in a Tree birds on TWU

Birdwatching on This Way Up

Find out about New Zealand's birds with birdwatcher Hugh Robertson.



More About Birds on RNZ

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