French: Xénique grimpeur German: Grünstummelschwanz Spanish: Acantisita verdoso
“Cape of Good Hope”; error = Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island, New Zealand
Subspecies and Distribution
A. c. granti
Mathews & Iredale, 1913 – North I and outliers, New Zealand.
A. c. chloris
(Sparrman, 1787) – South I, Stewart I and outliers.
7–9 cm; male c. 6 g, female 7 g. Tiny greenish passerine with short rounded wings, very short tail, pale supercilium, and fine, slightly upturned bill. Male is bright... read more
Calls simple, mostly faint, sharp and high-pitched; main call a squeaky repetitive “zipt... read more
Forest, especially beech (Nothofagus) forest, and scrub; also pine (Pinus)... read more
Food and feeding
Predominantly insectivorous. Diet includes wide variety of small arthropods, especially coleopterans, including weevils (Curculionidae),... read more
Season Aug–Feb; 2 broods. Monogamous; long-term pair-bond. Often breeds co-operatively, with helpers; helpers at first brood usually... read more
Resident. Probably sedentary; possibly some short local movement, possibly also a degree of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally common in suitable habitats. Recorded densities include 2·2–3·4 birds/ha and 9–15 breeding pairs in... read more
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