Whio have a habitat and diet that make them a good marker for a healthy river eco-system.
Möhua are found only in beech forests with fertile soils where they can find plenty of food.
Kea, the well known, cheeky, high country, South Island parrot, is one of the world's most intelligent birds.
Pekapeka, NZ’s only native land mammal, shelter on old and large trees in temperate rainforests and form colonies in tree-cavities.
Kakariki are common on some predator-free islands and some valleys in east Fiordland and west Otago.
South Island Kaka
Kaka are large parrots that are now mainly limited to a few localised forest strongholds in the central North and South Islands.
Tītipounamu are New Zealand's smallest birds. They live in high altitude beech forests and near rocky outcrops.
South Island Robin
Toutouwai are sparrow sized and enjoy forests with dense, even canopies and ground covered with leaf litter.
Pīwauwau are small, ground-feeding birds found only in the Southern Alps of the South Island.