Story: Small forest birds

Male tomtit with chicks

Male tomtit with chicks

Tomtits (miromiro) build their nests in tree forks or holes. Both parents work hard to catch invertebrates and deliver them to their hungry chicks. They usually raise three broods of up to six chicks.

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Christina Troup, 'Small forest birds - Robins and tomtits', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2024)

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