Story: Small forest birds

Juvenile rifleman (2nd of 2)

Juvenile rifleman

This young rifleman is working its way up a tree trunk to feed, clinging and bracing with its long toes and claws. Juveniles sometimes help feed the next clutch of chicks.

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Photograph by Peter Reese

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Christina Troup, 'Small forest birds - Riflemen', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

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