Conservation status
Doing OK

The bellbird is a musical wonder. It produces the sound of a thousand tiny whistles and flutes, which Captain Cook described as sounding like “small bells exquisitely tuned”. And they know it, as they often sing solo during the day.

Campaign Manager

Holly Bryant-Simpson

With its enchanting and melodious song that resonates through our forests, the Korimako's voice is uniquely Kiwi! They serve as vital pollinators for our native flora, ensuring the continuation of Aotearoa's ecosystems. By casting your vote for the Korimako (Bellbird) for Bird of the Century, you are championing the preservation of its natural habitat, promoting ecological balance, and celebrating the star of the dawn chorus!


Photo: © Paul Sorrell