New Zealand bird songs and calls

Listen to or download recordings of songs and calls of New Zealand birds.

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Dawn chorus

Dawn chorus with bellbird/korimako in the foreground (MP3, 1,853K) 
1 minute 58 second recording of birds singing from silver beech trees in Abel Tasman National Park.

Dawn chorus with tūī in the foreground (MP3, 2,889K)
3 minute 4 second recording of tui and a chorus of many other birds singing in mixed bush and flowering kowhai.

Dawn chorus with blackbirds in the foreground (MP3, 2,281K)
2 minute 25 second recording of an adult male blackbird and many other birds giving song in garden surroundings.

Native birds A - Z 

View the pages of our native birds to find their songs:

Tui singing in kowhai tree. Photo: Herb Christophers.
Tui singing in kowhai tree


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