Yellowheads (mōhua) live in the South Island and on a few offshore islands where they have been released. Their musical call was once heard in most forested regions of the South Island – especially mature beech forest. They nest in tree holes, which makes them vulnerable to predators. They are limited to a few mountain forest regions but in the early 2020s were classified as recovering.
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Sound file from Birds of New Zealand. Compact disc. © Viking Sevenseas NZ, 1980 (PO Box 152, Paraparaumu). All rights reserved. Photograph courtesy of New Zealand Naturephoto (reference 05909)