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.

Using this item

Department of Conservation
Reference: 10031210
Photograph by Dick Veitch

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Christina Troup, 'Small forest birds - Robins and tomtits', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 January 2021)

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