New Zealand bird songs and calls

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

Note: For help with these files, see Open and save files. Song files may be reused as long as you attribute the work to the Department of Conservation. Read our Copyright terms.

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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