French: Hihi de Nouvelle-Zélande German: Stichvogel Spanish: Hihi
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North Island, New Zealand
Little Barrier I (Hauturu), in outer Hauraki Gulf, off N North I (New Zealand). Reintroduced on Tiritiri Matangi I, in Hauraki Gulf, and Kapiti I, off SW coast of North I; and at two sites on main North I, at Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, near Wellington, and at Maungatautari, C Waikato#R.
c.18 cm; male 29–42 g, female 26–35 g. Medium-sized passerine with moderately long, slender and slightly decurved bill; moderately long tail, often held cocked.... read more
Range of mainly high-pitched vocalizations, some given throughout year, others only in breeding... read more
Dense native forests, with some movement between forest types to exploit seasonal flowering or... read more
Food and feeding
Diet nectar, fruit and small arthropods. Arthopods mainly insects, including beetles (Coleoptera), but also spiders (Araneae). Proportions... read more
Recorded Sept/Oct–Feb/Mar, but not synchronous within populations; first eggs usually mid-Oct but annual variation (e.g. on Kapiti I... read more
Sedentary. Individuals move widely within home ranges, up to several kilometres daily, to exploit... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in North Island of New Zealand EBA. Rare. Natural population confined to Little Barrier I, where current estimated population... read more
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