French: Gérygone de Nouvelle-Zélande German: Maorigerygone Spanish: Gerigón maorí
Other common names:
Quoy and Gaimard
Tasman Bay, Cook Strait, New Zealand
Forests of New Zealand, including Stewart I and adjacent offshore islands.
10 cm; 6·5 g. Plumage is greyish-olive above, with blackish lores; tail with broad blackish subterminal band, large white spots near tips of all except central... read more
Song, from perch or in flight (and when foraging), ventriloquial and far-carrying, with some very... read more
Forest, woodland, secondary growth, farmland, parks and gardens, forest margins, shrublands,... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily insects, also spiders (Araneae); sometimes small fruits and seeds such as fruit from Dacrydium cupressinum, ... read more
Season mid-Jun to Jan, starting later (Sept) on South I and Stewart I; often double-brooded. Usually monogamous; nests solitarily. Nest... read more
Mostly resident, but some local wandering reported. Altitudinal migration on E coast of South I,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common throughout and notably adaptable; one of the most successful endemic bird species in New Zealand. Has adapted to all mixed native-... read more
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