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Thumbnail from title in The Bird Collection | NZ On Screen
Thumbnail from title in The Bird Collection | NZ On Screen
Thumbnail from title in The Bird Collection | NZ On Screen
Thumbnail from title in The Bird Collection | NZ On Screen
Thumbnail from title in The Bird Collection | NZ On Screen
Thumbnail from title in The Bird Collection | NZ On Screen
Thumbnail from title in The Bird Collection | NZ On Screen
Thumbnail from title in The Bird Collection | NZ On Screen
Thumbnail from title in The Bird Collection | NZ On Screen
Thumbnail from title in The Bird Collection | NZ On Screen
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The Bird Collection

The Bird Collection

A menagerie of cute creatures take their turn in the spotlight in NZ On Screen's Bird Collection. Beloved avian stars (kiwi, kea, kākāpō) share the screen with clumsy penguins, survival stories, and tales of species that are sadly no longer with us. Writer/actor Elisabeth Easther edited the book Bird Words; in this backgrounder, she picks out some highlights from the collection, and makes clear why birdwatching is a thing of joy.

Meet the Locals: Sirocco the Kākāpō

Television, 2007 (Full Length Episode)

Loading Docs 2018 - Kārearea

Web, 2018 (Full Length)

Meet the Locals: Treble Cone Vandals

Television, 2007 (Full Length)

Birdland - First Episode

Television, 2009 (Full Length Episode)

Grandma

Television, 1990 (Full Length)

In Search of the Moa

Television, 2002 (Full Length)

Loading Docs 2017 - Ajax the Kea Conservation Dog

Web, 2017 (Full Length)

Country Calendar - A Bird in the Hand

Television, 2011 (Full Length Episode)

Goodnight Kiwi

Television, 1981–1994 (Full Length)

The Edge of Extinction

Television, 1976 (Full Length)

Tales from Te Papa - Who Killed the Huia?

Television, 2010 (Full Length Episode)

Tales from Te Papa - The Tale of the Hakawai

Television, 2011 (Full Length Episode)

Meet the Locals: Conservation Week Special

Television, 2009 (Full Length Episode)

Meet the Locals: Kōkako

Television, 2007 (Full Length Episode)

Legend of Birds

Short Film, 1962 (Full Length)

Tales from Te Papa - Albatross

Television, 2009 (Full Length Episode)

Royal Albatross

Short Film, 1980 (Full Length)

Seven Black Robins

Television, 1981 (Full Length)

The Robin's Return

Television, 1982 (Full Length Episode)

The Black Robin - A Chatham Island Story

Television, 1989 (Full Length)

The Black Stilt

Television, 1983 (Full Length)

Pecking Order

Film, 2017 (Trailer and Excerpts)

The Underwatermelon Man - The Hide and Seeky Bird

Short Film, 2006 (Excerpts)

The Unnatural History of the Kākāpō

Film, 2009 (Excerpts)

Kākāpō - Night Parrot

Television, 1982 (Full Length)

The Big Gull - Karoro

Short Film, 1978 (Full Length)

Kea - Mountain Parrot

Television, 1993 (Full Length)

The Prince of Nosey-Parkers

Television, 1972 (Full Length)

Kiwi - A Natural History

Television, 1991 (Full Length)

Who's Killing the Kiwi

Television, 1997 (Full Length)

New Zealand Mirror No. 1 - New Zealand Birds / Rotorua's Natural Heat

Short Film, 1950 (Full Length)

Song of Protest

Television, 1986 (Full Length Episode)

Kōtuku

Short Film, 1954 (Full Length)

Bird of a Single Flight

Short Film, 1969 (Full Length)

The Mighty Moa

Television, 1998 (Full Length)

Landscape - Muttonbirders

Television, 1969 (Full Length)

Emperors of Antarctica

Television, 1992 (Full Length)

Looking at New Zealand - The Fight to Save the Saddleback

Television, 1968 (Full Length Episode)

Project Takahē

Television, 1981 (Full Length Episode)

Weekly Review No. 437 - Ornithology ... Notornis Expedition

Short Film, 1950 (Full Length)

The Early Bird Show - Excerpts

Television, 1991 (Excerpts)

Kāpiti Hono Tātati Hono - My Island, My Home

Television, 2007 (Full Length)

Island of Spirits

Television, 1973 (Full Length)

Ghosts of Gondwana

Television, 2001 (Full Length)

Open Door - Whangārei Native Bird Recovery Centre

Television, 2007 (Full Length)

Open Door - Wingspan

Television, 2012 (Full Length Episode)

Nightclub

Fatcat & Fishface, Music Video, 2010

Wildlife of the Mountains

Short Film, 1958 (Full Length)

Hidden Places: Ōkārito

Television, 1978 (Full Length)

Wild South - Sanctuary

Television, 1990 (Full Length)

Moa's Ark : To the Lifeboats

Television, 1990 (Full Length)

Journeys Across Latitude 45 South (part four) - Atawhenua Shadowland

Television, 1985 (Full Length Episode)