Te Papa's Te Taiao exhibition features Aotearoa's extinct birds, and imagines what they would have sounded like in the wild. The bird calls were recreated by sound designers in Wellington, and have featured on Morning Report. Click on the links to hear the calls of the Haast's eagle, moa, Finsch's duck, New Zealand goose, and the huia.
Imagine hearing this sound as the Haast's Eagle swooped down onto its Moa prey.— Morning Report (@NZMorningReport) May 6, 2019
The sound of the extinct bird was recreated for @Te_Papa's Te Taiao Nature exhibition by Piers Gilbertson, who joined us in the @radionz studio. pic.twitter.com/NFLEtnkgcc
Yesterday we heard from Haasts' eagle and today it is the moa!— Morning Report (@NZMorningReport) May 7, 2019
All species of moa became extinct within a few centuries of humans arrival to Aotearoa, but we can hear the giant bird's call today thanks to the team at @Te_Papa pic.twitter.com/EUaXg973oj
Here's a bird you've probably not heard of, and won't have heard in the wild.— Morning Report (@NZMorningReport) May 8, 2019
The Finsch's Duck features in @Te_Papa's Te Taiao exhibition. Here's a recreation of what it would have sounded like. pic.twitter.com/FRIgS7meSZ
What was that noise before the pips earlier? The latest from @Te_Papa's extinct bird recreations.— Morning Report (@NZMorningReport) May 9, 2019
Today: The New Zealand Goose. Māori are thought to have called it "tarepo". pic.twitter.com/PMeL0ihRcK
It's Rāmere, Friday & time for our last extinct bird call from Te Papa's Te Taiao exhibition.— Morning Report (@NZMorningReport) May 9, 2019
Of all Tane's children, the huia was the most sacred to Māori.
The last confirmed sighting of the 'wattlebird' was in 1907, but it is likely a few huia lived into the 1920s. pic.twitter.com/1U1n7FwgwN