PīwakawakaFantail

Conservation status
Doing OK

This flycatcher topped Bird of the Year in 2006. Their charm won us over by being indifferent towards humans as we walk past or watch quietly, particularly when it comes to building their beautiful and detailed nest – scrutinising cobwebs, mossy greens, and skeletons of leaves before constructing their snug, fern-lined home.

Campaign Manager

Angela Dyer

Fantails (Piwakawaka) are gorgeous birds that flit about you when you stir up insects! They are beautiful and literally have a fan for a tail. #fantailforbirdoftheyear