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For the Birds
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Attracting birds into your garden is an ideal way to bring your backyard to life. All plants will provide a habitat for insects which are crucial to many birds diets. But by planting trees and shrubs that produce food which are known to be liked by our native and overseas birds, it will make it more tempting for them to stay. Providing for the birds year round is a rewarding planting project.
 

Birds & their diets
  Berry Eaters Insect Eaters Nectar Feeders
  Kereru (Wood Pigeon) Grey Warbler Tui
  Weka Silvereye Bellbird
  Whitehead Fantail Silvereye (wax-eye)
  Yellowhead Robin Stitchbird
  Tui Shining Cuckoo  
  Bellbird Rock Wren  
    Yellowhead  
    Tomtit  
    Morepork  
    Long-tailed Cuckoo  
    NZ Falcon  
    Whitehead  
    Pipit  
    Kingfisher  
    Tui  
    Weka  
  Note that many birds have a varied diet and will come under several categories

 

Plants for Native Birds
  Common Name Botanical Name
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
     
  Native Trees  
  Cabbage tree Cordyline australis
F
F
F
F
N
  Fivefinger Pseudopanax
F
F
F
F
  Hinau Elaeocarpus dentatus
F
F
F
F
F
N
N
F
  Kahikatea Dacrycarpus dacrydiodes
F
F
F
  Kaikomako Pennantia corymbosa
F
F
F
F
N
N
  Karaka Corynocarpus laevigatus
F
F
F
  Karo Pittosporum crassifolium
F
F
F
F
F
F
N
N
N
N
  Kohekohe Dysoxylum spectabile
N
N
N
  Kotukutuku Fuchsia exorticata
F
F
F
N
N
N
N
fn
  Korokio Corokia cotoneaster
F
F
F
N
N
N
  Kowhai Sophora microphylla
N
N
N
  Mahoe Melicytus ramiflorus
F
F
F
  Mapou Myrsine australis
F
F
  Marbleleaf Carpodetus serratus
F
F
F
F
F
  Matai Prumnopitys taxifolia
F
F
  Miro Prumnopitys ferruginea
F
F
F
F
  Pate Schefflera digitata
F
F
F
F
  Pigeonwood Hedycarya arborea
F
F
F
F
F
F
  Pohutukawa Metrosideros excelsa
N
F
F
F
N
  Puka Meryta sinclairii
F
F
F
F
F
  Puriri Vitex lucens
fn
fn
fn
fn
fn
fn
fn
fn
fn
fn
fn
fn
  Rewarewa Knightia excelsa
N
N
N
  Rimu Dacrydium cupressinum
F
F
F
F
F
  Tawa Beilschmiedia tawa
F
F
  Titoki Alectryon excelsus
F
F
F
F
F
  Totara Podocarpus totara
F
F
  Wharangi Melicope ternata
F
F
  Wineberry Aristotelia serrata
F
F
F
N
N
N
N
     
  Native Shrubs  
  Astelia Astelia nervosa
N
fn
F
F
F
  Korokio Corokia
F
F
F
N
N
N
  Flax Phormium
fn
F
F
N
N
  Kakabeak Clianthus puniceus
N
N
  Karamu Coprosma robusta
F
F
F
F
  Kawakawa Macropiper excelsum
F
F
  Sedge Grass Carex
F
F
F
F
  Taupata Coprosma repens
F
F
F

F = Fruit and seeds     N = Nectar     fn = Fruit, seeds and nectar

 

 


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