Birds Of New Zealand

Birds Of New Zealand

A beautiful selection of images of New Zealands unique bird life printed on canvas or aluminium and available as stock photos in jpeg format. These bird images are really stunning when printed on aluminium with a matt finish using the high definition Chromaluxe process. The prints look great when put together in sets providing a feature in any room.

I frequently head out to do more nature photography and also have a backlog of wildlife photos that I'm still sorting out so will be making regular updates to these bird collections. If you can't find what you're looking for then check back in a few months time or contact me with any specific requests.

All image by photographer Alec Messenger

  • Grey Warbler

    Grey Warbler/Riririro-1

    $54.00
    A beautiful little riroriro (grey warbler) clinging to the slender branch of a lacebark as it hunts for insects in the early morning.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the...
    $54.00
  • Bellbird/Korimako

    Bellbird/Korimako-7

    $66.00
    A male korimako or bellbird in the forest at Zealandia Ecosanctuary in Wellington. Bellbird have the most beautiful song with resonant bell like notes that seem to fill the whole forest with music.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased...
    $66.00
  • Fantail (P?wakawaka)

    Fantail At Dawn-1

    $66.00
    A fantail (piwakawaka) pauses in the soft light of the morning sun on its way around our garden hunting for insects. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye...
    $66.00
  • Grey Warbler In Silver Birch

    Grey Warbler In Silver Birch-1

    $66.00
    A grey warbler in our garden in the silver birch. Grey warbler are gorgeous little birds, always active searching for insects. We hear there delightful song in our garden through out most of the year. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased...
    $66.00
  • Hihi (Stitchbird)

    Hihi or Stitchbird-23

    $66.00
    A beautiful image of a male hihi/stitchbird showing off his striking colours. This photo was taken at Zealandia Ecosanctuary In Wellington.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the...
    $66.00
  • Kereru - NZ wood pigeon

    Kereru In Cabbage Tree-1

    $66.00
    Beautiful photo of a kereru/NZ wood pigeon balanced on a cabbage tree at Glenfern Sanctuary on Great Barrier IslandFraming & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation...
    $66.00
  • NZ Sacred Kingfisher

    Kingfisher In The Rockpools-11

    $90.00
    A beautiful shot of a kotare or NZ sacred kingfisher perched on the rcks in the sun on a cold winter morning at the New Plymouth foreshore.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the...
    $90.00
  • Pied Stilt

    Pied Stilt With Reflection-1

    $66.00
    A pied stilt/poaka standing in the still water above its own clear reflection in one of the pools at the Pauatahanui wildlife reserve.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the...
    $66.00
  • Saddleback

    Saddleback At Zealandia-1

    $66.00
    A saddleback/tieke in the bush at Zealandia. The saddleback have estabished themselves really well at Zealandia. Everytime I go I get dozens of sitings.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium...
    $66.00
  • Silvereye

    Silvereye On Cherry-1

    $66.00
    A silvereye (tauhou) high up in a cherry tree in our garden during springFraming & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints...
    $66.00
  • Swamp Harrier

    Swamp Harrier/Kahu-1

    $66.00
    A swamp harrier or kahu, hovering overhead searching the ground the prey. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints...
    $66.00
  • Swamp Harrier

    Swamp Harrier/Kahu-5

    $90.00
    This kahu or swamp harrier came in close and circled me allowing me to get some great shots before soared away out of sight.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye...
    $90.00
  • Tui in Kowhai tree

    Tui In The Kowhai-5

    $66.00
    A tui in the kowhai tree resplendent in spring mating plummage.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints due to their...
    $66.00
  • Bellbird/Korimako

    Bellbird/Korimako-4

    $54.00
    A male bellbird/korimako in Zealandia ecosanctuary in Wellington. This bellbird was perched next to one of the feeding stations and was constantly chasing off the hihi (stitchbird) when they came to the feeder.Framing & Mounting: This image can be...
    $54.00
  • eastern rosella

    Eastern Rosella-1

    $66.00
    An estern rosella perches in the top of a cherry tree just outside one of our bedroom windows during winter. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation...
    $66.00
  • Fantail (P?wakawaka)

    Fantail On A Branch

    $66.00
    A fantail (piwakawaka) lands briefly on a branch as it flies deftly through the branches hunting for insect in a bushy corner of our garden. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the...
    $66.00
  • Golgfinch Taking Off

    Goldfinch Taking Off

    $90.00
    This is a sequence of two superimposed shots of a goldfinch launching into flight from some lupins.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We...
    $90.00
  • Grey Warbler In The Acacia

    Grey Warbler In An Acacia

    $90.00
    A grey warbler in an acacia in our garden during spring. We nearly always have several of these delightful little birds somewhere in our garden searching for insects. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas...
    $90.00
  • Hihi (stitchbird)

    Hihi Or Stitchbird-11

    $54.00
    A lovely image of a make hihi, or stitchbird, standing on a stake at one of the feeding stations in Zealandia sanctuary. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye...
    $54.00
  • Kaka

    Kaka-12

    $54.00
    A close up shot of a kaka feeding from its claw at Zealandia Ecosanctuary.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints...
    $54.00
  • Kakariki, Red Crowned Parakeet

    Kakariki-3

    $66.00
    A kakariki or red crowned parakeet, down on the lawn foraging in the grass outside the guest lodge on Kapiti Island. There is a large population of these colourful but rare parakeets on Kapiti and we saw several small flocks of them flying over the...
    $66.00
  • Kereru

    Kereru

    $54.00
    A close up portrait shot of a kereru (NZ wood pigeon) in our garden in Autumn.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium...
    $54.00
  • NZ Sacred Kingfisher

    Kingfisher In The Rockpools-9

    $90.00
    A kotare/kingfisher perched in the sun with a small crab it has caught in the rock pools.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend...
    $90.00
  • New Zealand Dotterel

    New Zealand Dotterel-4

    $66.00
    A pair of NZ Dotterel ( tuturiwhatu) foraging on the foreshore at the Waiongana river mouth. These are lovely friendly little birds. I crept as close as I dared to take photos and then they came towards me halving the distance.Framing & Mounting:...
    $66.00
  • North Island Robin

    North Island Robin-9

    $54.00
    A North Island robin (toutouwai) exploring the forest in Zealandia ecosanctuary in Wellington.It is always a treat to see these friendly little birds though sadly they are a rare sight in most of our mainland forests.Framing & Mounting: This image...
    $54.00
  • Pied Stilt

    Pied Stilt-2

    $66.00
    A beautiful shot of a pied stilt (poaka) in the water at lake Okareka near Rotorua.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium...
    $66.00
  • Saddleback

    Saddleback At Bushy Park

    $66.00
    A saddleback/tieke foraging for insects in the bush at Bushy Park near Whanganui.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium...
    $66.00
  • Scaup With Ducklings

    Scaup With Ducklings-3

    $90.00
    A female scaup with six ducklings a. t Lake Mangamahoe. I had been watching these ducklings feeding, diving and reapearing out in the distance on the lake when they suddenly turned and swam in towards me enabling me to get this shot.Framing &...
    $90.00
  • Silvereye In The Hebe

    Silvereye In The Hebe-9

    $66.00
    A beautiful portriat image of a silvereye/tauhou in a hebe. This hebe is just outside our kitchen window and is often fill of silvereye feedingon the nectar from its flowers.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched...
    $66.00
  • Swamp Harrier

    Swamp Harrier/Kahu-4

    $66.00
    A swamp harrier flying low over the Waiwhakaio river in New Plymouth as it searches for prey.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend...
    $66.00
  • Tui In The Cherry

    Tui In The Cherry Blossom-2

    $54.00
    A tui showing of its beautiful colours amongst the cherry blossom at the beginning of spring.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend...
    $54.00
  • variable oystercatcher pulling up worm

    Variable Oystercatcher-2

    $66.00
    A variable oystercatcher (torea pango) catches the biggest worm ever at Blind Bay, Great Barrier Island. When it had finally hauled it out of its hole it ran off dragging the worm behind it to feed it to its chick at the other end of the beach.Framing...
    $66.00
  • White Fronted Tern

    White Fronted Tern Landing

    $66.00
    A white fronted tern (tara) lands next to a companion on the foreshore rocks at the Waiwhakaio river mouth.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process...
    $66.00
  • White Fronted Tern

    White Fronted Tern With Catch

    $66.00
    A white fronted tern/tara returning to shore with its catch. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints due to their...
    $66.00
  • Wrybill

    Wrybill-1

    $66.00
    A wrybill, ngutuparore on the beach at the Manawatu Estuary. Wrybill are very unusual being the only bird with a sideways curved bill.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the...
    $66.00
  • Bar Tailed Godwit

    Bar Tailed Godwit-1

    $66.00
    A kuaka/bar tailed godwit in the water at the Manwatu estuary at Foxton Beach.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium...
    $66.00
  • Bellbird/Korimako

    Bellbird/Korimako-6

    $54.00
    A closeup portrait shot of a male bellbird/korimako taken at Zealandia ecosanctuary in Wellington.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We...
    $54.00
  • Brown teal on beach

    Brown Teal On Beach-2

    $66.00
    A small brown teal or pateke, foraging for food on the beach at Blind Bay, Great Barrier Island.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We...
    $66.00
  • Caspian Tern

    Caspian Tern In Flight

    $66.00
    A caspian tern/taranui in flight above the Manwatu estuary.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints due to their...
    $66.00