9 Oct 2008

Online poll to pick favourite NZ bird

4:47 pm on 9 October 2008

New Zealand's favourite bird will be decided by an online poll in the coming weeks.

Hundreds of votes have already been cast since an annual poll organised by the Royal New Zealand Forest and Bird Society opened this week.

Past winners are the fantail, tui and the lesser known grey warbler.

This year the tui is in the lead. Polling closes on 6 November.