French: Mohoua à tête jaune German: Gelbköpfchen Spanish: Mohoua cabecigualda
J. F. Gmelin
Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand
New Zealand: South I, formerly widespread; apparently extinct on Stewart I.
14–15 cm; 28–32 g. Has head and neck bright yellow, crown and hindneck with varying amounts of olive mottling; upperparts olive-brown, grading to olive on... read more
Song 6–8 musical, rapidly repeated, frequently varied, trilled notes; rattle of rapid... read more
Native southern beech (Nothofagus) forest, preferably large tracts with open understorey;... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, mainly insects; also small fruits and nectar. Feeds mainly in middle to upper layers, in subcanopy and canopy: less than 4%... read more
Season Oct–Feb, most eggs Nov–Dec; double-brooded. Breed as monogamous pair, usually with one helper. Territorial while... read more
Local seasonal movements, usually in winter flocks; moves along same elevation, also descends from... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restrictedrange species: present in South Island of New Zealand EBA. Uncommon and very patchily distributed; restricted to large tracts of native forest, mainly... read more
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