Bellbird in New Zealand ( Anthornis melanura )

The Bellbird ( Anthornis melanura ) I want to tell you that never in my life have I heard a sound at dawn very emotional , if one is lucky enough to feel them at dawn chorus of this bird , think and feel I am not on earth but in heaven ... it is something you connect with God and you'll feel like mourn with emotion that produces you ... It is a passerine bird endemic to New Zealand. It has a greenish coloration and is the only living member of the genus Anthornis . The Bellbird forms an important component of the famed New Zealand dawn chorus of bird song , that was very marked by the first European settlers . The explorer Captain Cook wrote of his song " It seemed to be like small bells most exquisitely tuned " . The males are green with a dark purple glow in the head and the outside of the wings and tail black olive . While females are more olive brown with a blue glow off the head and yellowish white curve of the base of the peak below the eye. Note that both have a red eye . They are about 17 to 20 cm from the tip of its beak to the end of its tail. Females and males weigh around 32 grams 25 grams. Juvenile females have brown eyes and a light yellow cheek band . Breeding occurs between September and January , where two offspring can be produced. Bellbirds feed on nectar , fruits and insects. Insects are important for females and their offspring during the breeding season. Honeyeaters as they play an important role pollination Many native plants : as mistletoe, fuchsia and kowhai . DSC_1008 copia all propiety autor e copyright 2013 - 2015 Mariela Manero
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