French: Miro rubisole German: Südinselschnäpper Spanish: Petroica de Isla Sur
Other common names:
New Zealand Robin (when including P. longipes)
Dusky Sound, South Island, New Zealand
Subspecies and Distribution
P. a. australis
(Sparrman, 1788) – South I (S New Zealand).
P. a. rakiura
C. A. Fleming, 1950 – Stewart I, off S South I.
18 cm; 33–47 g. Male nominate race has head, neck and upperparts sooty grey, black band separating base of maxilla from small white frontal spot; narrow white eyering,... read more
Song a series of phrases, each consisting of a number of identical notes uttered in variable... read more
Manuka (Leptospermum) and kanuka (Kunzea) scrub and forest, and Nothofagus... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including large cicadas (Cicadidae), caterpillars and large moths (Lepidoptera), wetas (Orthoptera) and stick-insects (... read more
Egg-laying early May to late Mar (usually Jul–Dec); most pairs on Stewart I produce more than three clutches per season, and up to... read more
Sedentary, present throughout year at some sites; young perform post-breeding dispersal.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally common or fairly; scarce in some areas. Level of abundance irregular, varying considerably with locality, habitat and... read more
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