French: Mohoua pipipi German: Braunköpfchen Spanish: Mohoua pipipí
Other common names: New Zealand Brown Creeper
Parus novae Seelandiae
J. F. Gmelin, 1789,
Dusky Sound, South Island, New Zealand.
New Zealand: South I, Stewart I and their nearer outlying islands.
12·5–13·5 cm; male 12–14 g, female 10–12 g. Has forehead and broad centre of crown dark reddish-brown, grading into grey-brown on nape,... read more
Song of male 5–14 loud whistles, slurs and harsh notes, that of female 4–9 rapid, brief... read more
Native forest of southern beech (Nothofagus) and Leptospermum, exotic pine (... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, also small fruits. Fruits eaten mainly during autumn. Forages at all levels in forest, more towards upper levels: in various... read more
Season Sept–Feb, with several peaks of laying related to first and subsequent clutches; up to four breeding attempts in a season.... read more
Mainly sedentary. Possibly some local or altitudinal movement by adults; juveniles form small... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. Widespread, but range has contracted after clearance of forest and introduction of exotic predators, particularly stoat and black rat... read more
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