Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

How to identify birds

Using the resources below you will soon be skilled birder. You can recognise birds by their their colour, shape, size and flight pattern.

Visual guide

Image Credits:

Andrew Walmsley (
Australian Magpie, Bellbird, Black-backed gull, Blackbird, Fantail, House sparrow (female), Red-billed gull, Silvereye, Starling, Tui
A Howe (
Chaffinch, Dunnock, Greenfinch, Rock pigeon, Redpoll
Tom Marshall
Goldfinch, Grey warbler, House sparrow (male), Kereru, Myna, Song Thrush, Welcome Swallow, Yellowhammer

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