Story: Ngā manu – birds

Kōmiromiro

Kōmiromiro

People with sharp eyes are compared to the kōmiromiro (tomtit), because of the careful way kōmiromiro scan for insects. This is a Chatham Island tomtit.

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Photograph by Mike Aviss

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Kelly Keane-Tuala, 'Ngā manu – birds - Tohu – signs and predictions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12157/komiromiro (accessed 17 September 2021)

Story by Kelly Keane-Tuala, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015