Conservation status
In some trouble

This dignified blue wattled bird has a minimalist, operatic five-note song that makes the tūī's song seem like an elaborate train wreck. It soared into first place to win Bird of the Year in 2016 after a successful campaign by Oscar Thomas.

Campaign Manager

Go Eco - Waikato Environment Centre

Our mission is to be a voice for the environment, a centre for learning and a catalyst for change. We're a charitable trust with a vision for healthy environments that are supported by thriving communities.