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

The beautiful New Zealand Bellbird is also known as Korimako and Makamako. Korimako is the star of the dawn chorus of bird songs, but never shies away from a solo. You can hear their song, which sounds like a chorus of bells, all throughout Aotearoa. #BellbirdForBOTY #KorimakoForBOTY


Photo: © Paul Sorrell