Story: Birds of mountains and open country

Distribution of birds of open country

Select a species to see its distribution. Kea and rock wrens are found in the Southern Alps, pipits from the mountains to the coasts, and welcome swallows in most areas except the Southern Alps.

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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, 'Birds of mountains and open country - Open country environments', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/14000/distribution-of-birds-of-open-country (accessed 15 December 2019)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015