Tauranga Harbour, with Matakana Island on the right,
Mt. Maunganui on the left and Tauranga in the background.
North Island, New Zealand
Kiwi, New Zealand´s National Bird. The Kiwi
is the most famous of the birds peculiar to New Zealand.
However, its nocturnal lifestyle and the liking for dense rain
forest habitats make it extremely hard to observe, its
whereabouts usually only revealed by their
penetrating calls after dark.