Story: Small forest birds

Grey warbler

Grey warblers (riroriro) use cobwebs, lichen, twigs and leaves to build enclosed nests with a side entrance. As well as native forests, they have adapted to living in pine forests and well-planted urban gardens. Their trilling call is a familiar sign of spring.

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Sound file from Birds of New Zealand. Compact disc. © Viking Sevenseas NZ, 1980 (PO Box 152, Paraparaumu). All rights reserved.

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How to cite this page:

Christina Troup, 'Small forest birds - Grey warblers and Chatham Island warblers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/natural-sounds/12497/grey-warbler (accessed 27 June 2019)

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