All the colours of the rainbow at Rainbow Springs

Some of the best dressed birds are at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua. There’s the Mandarin duck with its purple chest, layers of orange face feathers and bright red bill.

Mandarin duck

Mandarin duck

These smoochy masked lovebirds only have white ringed eyes for each other as they perch side by side in their yellow collars.

Masked lovebirds

Masked lovebirds

The plump New Zealand wood pigeon or kereru looks like it’s dressed in white painters overalls, its contrasting head, throat and wings the colour of iridescent mussel shells.

Kereru

Kereru

Fashionistas might say the kingfisher striking this pose looks a bit matchy matchy, but with a … Read the rest