Unknown injured bird

by Anna
(New Zealand)


This bird flew into the window and has been recovering on our deck. It has gorgeous green, almost metallic feathers on its back, with a brown head and brown and white striped belly.

We live in a rural area of the South Island of New Zealand and haven't come across this bird before, so would love some help to identify it!

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Oct 05, 2017
Found same in SE Tennessee, USA NEW
by: Anonymous

I found a bird like this sitting in the road today so I picked it up and brought it home. After a rest it flew down into a thicket and hopped around. I thought I'd find it's identity quickly but still have not. It looked exactly like your picture. I was maybe thinking it might be a juvenile? so maybe it changes colors later? Anyone know yet?

Feb 22, 2015
The Name NEW
by: Anonymous

Is pipiwharauroa or shining cuckoo.

Feb 02, 2013
Unknown bird NEW
by: Jo

Hello, I'm wondering if you ever found out the breed of this bird? I saw one recently in Auckland being chased by a wax eye - seems too strange to be true- but perhaps if this bird is n fact a cuckoo it would make sense. Have a look http://www.allaboutmushrooms.com/boundarystream.htm. Pls advise if you found out differently,

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