Story: Birds of mountains and open country

Rock wren at nest entrance

Rock wren at nest entrance

Some rock wrens make nest burrows under alpine shrubs. This male is bringing a large insect back to feed to a chick. Both parents incubate their three to five eggs, and feed the young.

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Christina Troup, 'Birds of mountains and open country - Rock wren', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 May 2024)

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