Story: Small forest birds

Female tomtit

Female tomtit

This female tomtit has brought a tiny insect to her chicks. Once the chicks are close to fledging she will prepare to lay her second or third clutch for the season.

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Photograph by Dick Veitch

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Christina Troup, 'Small forest birds - Robins and tomtits', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12487/female-tomtit (accessed 25 May 2019)

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