French: Mohoua à tête blanche German: Weißköpfchen Spanish: Mohoua cabeciblanca
Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand
New Zealand: North I (S of Mt Pirongia and Te Aroha, including Mt Egmont and axial mountain system from East Cape S to Cook Strait), Little Barrier I and Kapiti I.
15 cm; male 18 g, female 15 g. Male has head and neck off-white, hindneck occasionally with faint grey-brown wash, upperparts cold brown, uppertail-coverts somewhat darker;... read more
Song a descending bell-like trill with 3 “viu” notes and then 3–4 or more “... read more
Native forest and dense scrub, usually large tracts, occasionally small isolated patches, also... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, mainly insects, some spiders (Araneae); also seeds and fruit. Forages at all vegetation levels. In native vegetation (Little... read more
Eggs usually in Oct–Dec; sometimes two broods. Monogamous; breeds as pair, often with up to six helpers. Territorial when breeding.... read more
Largely sedentary; some local movements possible, but apparent absence may reflect seasonal changes... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in North Island of New Zealand EBA. On North I, now in moderate numbers only in forested areas S of Mt Pirongia and... read more
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