On Wings of Song

Music inspired by ngā manu - large or small, native or exotic, colourful or plain, flightless or soaring

Birds, bird-song, the beauty and fragility of our avian friends - endless inspiration for painters, poets and composers.

"Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings." ~ Victor Hugo

The birds you hear on RNZ

More about New Zealand birds

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