16 July 2019 Birds

Riroriro, Grey Warbler

A protected endemic bird. One of the few birds to have benefited from human modification of the landscape. The female takes 27 days to build the nest of moss, lichen, leaves, cobwebs, wool, hair and feathers. The presence of this insectivorous bird goes unnoticed until time for it to rain when it sings its graceful descending tune.