Story: Small forest birds

Distribution of small forest birds

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Fantails, silvereyes and grey warblers are not shown – they are found all over the main islands. Some parakeets and the Chatham Island warbler are just on specific offshore islands. Saddlebirds and stitchbirds are extinct on the mainland, and are on only a small number of conservation islands and sanctuaries.

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Source: C. J. R. Robertson, P. Hyvönen, M. J. Fraser and C. R. Pickard, Atlas of bird distribution in New Zealand, 1999–2004. Wellington: Ornithological Society of New Zealand, 2007

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Christina Troup, 'Small forest birds - New Zealand’s small forest birds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2024)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015, updated 1 Aug 2023